“Still reeling from the incredible performance by Bryan Elijah Smith tonight. It's the type of music that makes you want to drink bourbon, that fills a bar like smoke, that makes you proud to live in Virginia while it paints mountains and freight trains and the faces of lost lovers in your mind.
“Bryan is a phenomenal young talent. He’s a fine performer, with a wonderful voice, and he can pick a guitar like nobody's business. But it's his songwriting that amazes me. Rarely will you find a man this young, whose lyrics are so rich, thoughtful, and penetrating. Bryan is the real deal.
— Pops Walker, Singer/Songwriter; host of:Shen Valley Acoustic Roots Festival in Luray, VA