Jerome Clark from Rambles.net said, “Make no mistake: this is bluegrass of a high order. If the opener and title tune, a Raven original (with David Stewart), is any clue, Raven knows the music. He name-drops Doc Watson, Bill Monroe, Ralph Stanley, the Osborne Brothers, Flatt & Scruggs and Ricky Skaggs. Of course, anybody can have heard of these giants. The proof is in the doing, and Raven does it as if he’s been doing it forever.”
Gene Skinner from the syndicated Great Stuff Radio show remarked after listening to the album, “I was an Eddy Raven fan back in my country radio days so it’s been fun hearing his and Lorraine’s bluegrass updates to his songs.”
Dick Deno at WWIS Radio said, “All I can say is ‘Holy Smokes.’ What a great CD. I have a bunch of listeners that are always interested in our older country done up bluegrass style. Well this CD has that and more. His country hits done bluegrass style are fantastic!”
Raven is a well-known country star with a long list of number one and top ten singles. His style of music is rich in lyrical imagery and strong in roots. He has been writing and playing a mixture of rock, country, Cajun and blues since he was a Louisiana teenager. Not only is he a top rate performer but a prolific songwriter. Dozens of famous artists have recorded his songs. Some of his most famous songs include “I Got Mexico,” “Bayou Boys,” “Operator Operator,” “Thank God for Kids,” and many more. Many country artists have crossed over to the bluegrass world but few enlist the help of such a respected traditional bluegrass band like Carolina Road.