"...the band exudes an effortless and enviable sense of cool: vintage-suit cool, cheap sunglasses cool, sleep all day and twist all night cool."
"This is a band whose members seem constitutionally incapable of grandstanding- not because they donít have the chops, but because they donít want to mess up the groove."
"Each performance is like boarding a runaway train racing you down the tracks, taking you on a wild, energetic ride into the future of the blues."
The Strange Tones are a fine funky band that plays rockin' roots music with the fervor of true believers. Their sound is stripped of gratuitous flash because these guys know Jimmy Reed's secret, that one note is better than a hundred, especially if it's the perfect one."
"Bluesy, rockin', raw, gritty, and oh so cool!"
TOM ADDIS, HOST OF KMHD'S BLUES PALACE
"There are plenty of highlights as the Strange Tones consistently deliver the groceries on strolls, shuffles and sneaky instrumentals" PORTLAND TRIBUNE
"Wow! This one has a great feel to it - sounds like it just came out of Austin, Texas."
CASCADE BLUES ASSOCIATION BLUES NOTES"YEAH!!!
THE BIG B.A." ANCHETTA, HOST OF KINK'S SUNDAY NIGHT BLUES SHOW
"Every note, every perfectly understated drum or guitar lick, every harmony, every honk of the harmonica, exists to further the songs."
"This is some great stuff. I've been really digging it!"
BILL RHOADES, HOST OF KBOOíS BLUE MONDAY
"Best bass man I know."
SCREAMIN' JAY HAWKINS
Members of The Strange Tones have performed with or shared the bill with Screamin' Jay Hawkins, Pinetop Perkins, Hubert Sumlin, Jimmy Rogers, Jeff Healy, Long John Baldry, Guitar Shorty, J.J. Malone, Troyce Key, Johnny Shines, Buddy Guy, B.B. King, John Lee Hooker, Robben Ford, Otis Clay, The Fabulous Thunderbirds, Joe Louis Walker, Albert Collins, Johnny Winter, Little Charlie and the Nightcats.