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“Nothing here resorts to cliche.  Truly gorgeous Canadiana, a solid debut disc that bodes well for the future of Willy Blizzard.” –Roddy Campbell, Penguin Eggs

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“Hard working, hard touring country folk musicians, Willy Blizzard are as tight an outfit as any group on the road today.  With heartfelt humour and songs that feel like they’re already classics, their songs have a level of comfort that seems familiar, but all are original.” — B.C. Musician magazine

“The future of folk music is in good hands with Willy Blizzard.”— Pete Denomme, London Music Club

“Willy Blizzard is a true storyteller and an excellent singer.  His deep voice exudes a warmth that has no equal. The effortless Travis fingerpicking  is an absolute highlight of this album. The band from Canada is in a class of its own.” —www.countryhome.de (Germany)

“Willy Blizzard sounds like a cross between Cockburn, McLauchlan, and Lightfoot with steel guitars.”

–Lethbridge Sun Times

“An excellent roots trio with superb vocal harmonies” — L.A. Beat

“He has the smoothest baritone West of the Rockies… the most distinctive voice I’ve heard this side of Stan Rogers”
– John Leeder, Canadian Folk Music Bulletin

“John sang with strength, clarity, and warmth and got his message across with ease. The audience enthusiastically agreed.”
– Paul de Barros, Program Director, Northwest Folklife, Seattle

“Hough’s voice particularly impresses. He has as good a voice as Stan Rogers, Gordon Lightfoot, or any of them.”
– Terry Marshall, Mission Showcase

. . .  a mahogany-rich voice . . . this is the record Hough’s many fans and friends hoped he’d make.”
– John P. McLaughlin, The Province

“John Hough has a rich baritone voice that, in sea songs flows as strong as whisky, and in the ballads falls as sad as rain.”
– Festival Concert Society