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Quotes about Jo’ Buddy:

“The best European singer I´ve ever heard & very talented guitar player.”
JERRY W. BROCK, Louisiana Music Factory, New Orleans, La. USA (1995)

“One of the best guitar players in the World today.”
JUNIOR WATSON, Los Angeles, Ca. USA (2002)

“The best I’ve seen live for years.”
WILKO JOHNSON, the original guitarist & songwriter of Dr. Feelgood U.K. (2006)

“Man! You’re untouchable & totally unique in this scene today, just like John Lee Hooker & Frankie Lee Sims were back in the days. Nobody can copy you.”
KIM WILSON of The Fabulous Thunderbirds, USA

“You’re maybe 2-3 living roots/blues artists who actually gets me inspired.”
RICK HOLMSTROM, the guitarist & band leader of Mavis Staples, L.A. Ca. USA (2006)

“You´re a great guitarist. It was great to playing with you.”
BIG JAY McNEELY, Los Angeles, Ca. USA (2009)

“Man, I love your work.”
SVEN ZETTERBERG, Stockholm, SWEDEN (2011)

“He´s very outstanding musician with a flair of showmanship.”
LENNY STOUTE, Toronto Star, CANADA (1995)

“Jo’ Buddy just ‘got it’ – all on his own. That’s a very cool thing.”
CHARLIE MUSSELWHITE, USA (2010)

“His blues is so raw, heartfelt and lowdown the effect is hypnotic, he may be from Finland and sing in English, but Jo’ Buddy’s first language is the Blues.”
DAN FORTE on Vintage Guitar Magazine, USA (2008)

“Very ballsy…primitive and yet with a pocket all his own. Sometimes out of tune, but never out of groove. This guy is definitely an original who can definitely show us a little bit about feel.”
CATHI NORTON, WFHB Music – Bloomington Community Radio, Indiana, USA (2008)

“If you have never heard his playing, think of what an electric guitar would sound like  if it were hooked up to a cement   mixer. That goes close to the raw plank plunking on this cd.”
CHARLIE LANGE, Bluebeat Music, California, USA (2008)

“Powerful voice, growlin´ guitar and bunchin´ beat. Just fantastic raw music, one step beyond the blues.”
FRANCO ANGÁS, Los Twangos, SPAIN (2008)

“Jo’ Buddy has paid his dues learning a variety of blues styles. Now his music is best described as Jo’ Buddy music. It’s exciting, innovative and yet very definitely deep blues. A great album.”
MIKE GARNER on Blues News, NEW ZEALAND (2008)

“In your hands deep blues is vital and strong! Congratulations!”
PRZEMEK DRAHEIM DJ of “The Voice of the Blues”-radio show POLAND (2008)

“Jo’ Buddy is my favorite guitarist today. He comes from Finland, but could blow your mind.”
JOHNNY MOELLER a recent guitarist of The Fabulous Thunderbirds on Big City Rhythm & Blues Magazine, Detroit, Mi, USA (2010)

“You’re one in a million.”
CHARLES De PLIQUE, (Stevie Ray Vaughan’s 1st lead singer) (2009)

“You´re not only a great guitar player you´re a great singer too.”
TAD ROBINSON, Indiana, USA (2000)

“I really like the way you’ve dressed, but that ain’t all,  from the 1st note on your playing brought me a lot of great memories of my father. Thank you very much for keeping this real music alive.”
ZAKIYA HOOKER, John Lee Hooker’s daughter, USA (2010)

“One of the World’s most talented roots music distillers!”
MIKKO AALTONEN, Rumba Magazine, FINLAND (2006)

“Jo’ Buddy’s style drinks from the roots, but has a strange and strong personality mainly shaped by the tone of his guitar,  strange and evocative while perfectly executed. A different disk, of which distinguish the brave from cowards.”
ROCKERS.ES (2008)

“Love Jo’ Buddy. His sound and mix of Southern roots styles with other things plus a Finnish twist make him irresistible to my ears.”
DUKE ROBILLARD, USA (2015)

“I met Jo’ Buddy many years ago. He was mighty cool then and is still way too cool. I recommend everybody always buy his releases.”
JAMES HARMAN, USA (2015)

“Inspiration for Amasa Blues comes from Jo’ Buddy.”
J. KARJALAINEN & POLKABILLY REBELS, Soundi Magazine, FINLAND (2010)


Quotes about  Jo’ Buddy & Down Home King III:

“I saw this Finnish duo and was really impressed. Singer/guitarist Jo’ Buddy has a great feel and knowledge of the music. With Down Home King III on drums it was a great combination.”
BIG JOE LOUIS, Blues Matters Magazine, U.K. (2007)

“Jo’ Buddy & Down Home King III  produces an amazing feeling and an atmosphere difficult to describe on a few words…In short words, two musicians with a genuine honest musical language that only artists who have really captured the real down home blues spirit can express. Congratulations! GREAT.”
VICENTE ZUMEL, “La Hora del Blues”, Barcelona, SPAIN (2008)

“Not to mention the general unsavory bar vibe that means you’ll listen to this album while half-expecting a redneck to break a bottle over your head.”
8/10 CLASSIC ROCK MAGAZINE, U.K. (2008)

“This is loud, raw and excating, with hollered vocals, grude guitar work and tub thumbing drumming.”
NORMAN DARWEN, Blues & Rhythm Magazine, U.K. (2008)

“This music is raw and hypnotic and probably different from most blues you’ve heard before. Combining all of this into one cohesive unit could have been a disaster in the wrong hands, but fortunately, the duo is able to pull it off effectively, making Whole Lotta Things To Do a successful endeavor.”
GRAHAM CLARKE, Blues Bytes, USA (2008)

“Listen to the full sound of the lively, raw, swamp infused Blues produced by just two guys, and I’m sure you will have a great big smile on your face feeling that you have just discovered a New Orleans gem. The truth is they are from Finland.”
THOMAS RANKIN, Blues Matters! Magazine #48, U.K. (2009)

“Finland’s Jo’ Buddy & Down Home King III carve out their own lowdown blues niche.”
BLUES REVUE, USA (2009)

“Jo’ Buddy and Down Home King III are still creating the best blues music this side of Como Mississippi.”
RED LICK RECORDS, U.K. (2010)

“Man, I really loved seeing you guys play and you got your own sound.”
LOUISIANA RED (2010)

 

Quotes about Groovy Eyes:

“Nowdays, I don’t hear a band like Groovy Eyes anywhere in the World. You guys in Finland are crazy!”
KIM WILSON of The Fabulous Thunderbirds, USA (2003)

“You can’t find a better band from California or even from the whole United States!”
JUNIOR WATSON, Los Angeles, California, USA (2001)

“I never play more than 3 cuts by one band, but I broke my rule on Groovy Eyes!”
DJ BLUES PILOT (Radio KJLU 88,9) St. Louis, Kansas City & Springfield area, Ms. USA (2001)

“What the hell´s going on in Finland?  It seems like every act I hear from there is amazing and now the jump-blues & swing of Tampere, Finland´s Groovy Eyes.”
DAN FORTE, Vintage Guitar Magazine, USA (2001)

“I sure think that Charlie Christian is watching Groovy Eyes from above and is pleased.”
DJ KAI “DR. MAD K.” BECKER (Blues Radio Germany) GERMANY (2003)

“Rollin’ outta Finland, loose as goose, comes a band called Groovy Eyes that will knock out your swingin’ hip-chains off!”
DJ ROCKIN’ RALPH (Blues Rocket-KHDC 90,9 FM) Bay Area, California, USA (2001)

“Finnish crazy gang Groovy Eyes was positively my biggest surprise of the Year!”
RICHARD GJEMS, Blues News, NORWAY (2000)

“With Groovy Eyes joy has no end!”
MARC NOLIS, Editor of Roots Town Music Free-zine, BELGUIM (2003)

“Groovy Eyes live up to promise of their name!”
MIKE GARNIER, Blues News, NEW ZEALAND (2001)