"...'Stateside' is gorgeous, with lush instrumentation highlighted by his intricate interlacing of fretwork, pedal steel, and cello. (Norsworthy) upends folk-rock conventions with a plaintive voice, playful phrasing, and strange guitar tunings that hark back to folk forebears like Nick Drake (but are also infused with the pop sensibilities of Nick Lowe)."
— The Stranger
"His dynamic acoustic guitar playing, expressive voice and thoughtful lyrics put him in an elite class of singer/songwriters who are engaging and provocative musicians, much more so then their merely pleasant-to-listen-to brethren."
— Las Cruces Sun-News
"Strange guitar tunings, intricate fretwork, harmonic punctuations and wispy fragments of broken chords accompanied a voice that was plaintive one moment, ethereal the next...Norsworthy's brooding lyrical excursions into the undercurrents of love lost and found, cosmic compassion and social indifference underscore his intensely personal vision."
— Anchorage Daily News