““This is a strong record – reminds me of the early 80’s heyday of the original Fabulous Thunderbirds…but more adventurous.””
Talkin' The Blues
“Whether tribute, homage, remembrance or whatever, Primich left music behind that simply waits for someone to come along and put its boots on so it can continue to kick some ass. Mowery keeps it in the pocket and you can be sure Primich is smiling, as you will be too...Well done.”
"Mowery and the band did an exceptional job at catching the essence of Gary Primich, not an easy task given the fact that he was without a doubt one of the world’s greatest harmonica players. My sincere thanks go out to the Primich family for sharing their precious gifts and to the band that took special care to honor Gary’s memory with every note. They did a stellar job. Account To Me is a fitting tribute and will be added to my collection of Gary Primich albums and CDs. It is a worthy addition to any collection. The musicianship is superb..."
Reflections In Blue
"Hank Mowery is new to me, but with that great sound he's obviously been around!"
Roadhouse Blues & Boogie Show
"This is a great blues band. Hank's vocals and harp, along with Troy Amaro's guitar, are as good as it gets in contemporary blues that knows its roots. Hank Mowery pays tribute to his mentor, Gary Primich, on a CD that should launch him onto the national stage, a place he's belonged for a long time."
"Every once in a great while, a recording comes along that shakes up a genre, begs to be trumpeted to the world, and perks up the ears of normally aloof, dispassionate music critics. Account to Me is just such an album..."
"Although considered local, Hank Mowery has the talent to be a top national act. I've been fortunate enough to play with James Cotton,
Jr. Wells, Kim Wilson, Rod Piazza. Rick Estrin, Lynwood Slim and many other great top national touring harmonica players...I consider Hank a peer and an equal and I've had the pleasure of playing with Hank on stage many times and we've always had a ball!!!"
Blue Bella Recording Artist
"...very cool harp player and singer. He is always welcome on stage with us when we are around...."
Legendary Harmonica Player
“Hank Mowery & the Hawktones have become a pretty formidable blues outfit, boasting a lineup of outstanding musicians from across Michigan.”
Mlive.com / The Grand Rapids Press
"...Opening the show was Hank Mowery and the Hawktones - Really great local band from Grand Rapids. Would definitely go see them again. Excellent!" - Blues Traveler Show review (Aug 2010)
“When I arrived shortly after 10 p.m., the parking lot was full, Godfrey was lined with cars and the nightclub was teeming with a standing-room only crowd cheering....A highlight: Mowery joining Valentine on stage to really tear it up on harmonica and vocals. Sweet!”
The Grand Rapids Press