"performs with understated intensity and at his best creates a powerful mood. there's nothing didactic here, just strong,honest performances by a troubadour whose world is wide open."
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"For me, the highlight is “That’s Why I’m Crying,” a Magic Sam tune featuring the gritty pipes of guest vocalist Peter Joseph Burtt and some stellar trombone and slide guitar." Steve Daniels - Blues Revue
"A work of astonishing depth, heart, and authenticity." Scott Hulet Surfer's Journal
"Burtt's pastiche of styles intrigues. The artist has nailed a vision. moody, seductive, Paul Simonesque, broodingly trippy." -- Music Connection "Smart production.
"Burtt stands at a crossroads; Appalachia and Africa" Corey Harris
One of the masterpieces on Eric Lindell's "Between Motion and Rest" is a cover of Blues great Magic Sam's "That's Why I'm Crying." Peter Joseph Burtt actually sings lead vocals on this number. Burtt taps into the torment of the lyrics for his vocal effort, and does an incredible job. Full-Time Blues Radio