"Wow.....I mean double wow! Your CD is great! What the hell are you doing buying my CD's when you can play like that? I should be buying yours! Uniformly strong throughout...not a weak tune in the bunch."
"Congratulations on a wonderful program, my friend. You've got a wonderful melodic sense, your chops are simply marvelous and, while one can always hear influences, there is nothing derivative in the music."
"Steve Barney plays six and twelve-string guitars and composed all selections on this, his debut recording. His style recalls an earlier era of fingerpickers, chief among them John Fahey and Jorma Kaukonen. As one might expect from these comparisons, Barney's strengths are his strong melodic articulation and rhythmic drive. Two of the CD's best pieces are "When the Snow Flies" and the minor-keyed "If I Close My Eyes", the latter making good use of dynamics."
--Patrick Ragains, Minor 7th