" In troubadour Otis Gibbs, we may have found America's contemporary Billy Bragg. Not since late A&M period Phil Ochs have we heard such a distinctly American blending of the personal and the political"
- Edward Burch, HARP MAGAZINE
"It's the perfect mix of wit and grit."
-Rick Cornell, NO DEPRESSION
"Gibbs is a Midwesterner with a long beard, a trucker's hat and and a bag of sharply observed country-rock songs, some far enough to the left side of the political fence to make him a spiritual descendent of Woody Guthrie and brother of Steve Earle. But it's the heart-touching humanity he displays that wins your heart."
-Larry Katz, THE BOSTON HERALD
"Thinking Mans Country comes closest to the sound and wordsmithing of this brilliant singer/songwriter."
-Nan Holda, CHAMPAIGN/URBANA CITY VIEW
"Level-headed yet skewed-view storyteller Otis Gibbs explains it all on this unplugged masterpiece"
-Dave Lindquist, INDIANAPOLIS STAR
"Gibbs is the real deal. You can fake a lot of things, but effective songwriting is not one of them."
-CITY BEAT (Cincinnati)
"with his insightful songs and pleasingly raspy voice that could use a little WD-40, Gibbs doesn’t need much else."
-THE SANTA MONICA MIRROR
"Otis Gibbs is a country rocker stripped bare. Just basic arrangements, unadorned vocals and simple story songs -- along with a good ol' Midwestern workin' man's populism -- make "One Day Our Whispers" one of the year's most satisfying musical meals."
"The song "Small Town Saturday Night" is the kind of keenly observed Americana snapshot Robert Earl Keen was so good at before he lost his way."
-Chris Jorgensen, THE BILLINGS GAZETTE (Montana)
"Gibbs brings the themes together in a uniquely unified way, weaving love and politics and melancholy into one seamless portrait. Perhaps Gibbs achieved this because he sees each of those elements as part of the human experience. His own in particular."
-Jedd Beaudoin, F5 (Wichita)