"Jefferson Ross. Isle of Hope. Simplicity of presentation, and complexity of emotion. Nothing over-stated, or understated. This album feels like sunset in Savannah, around the third week of September, when the silliness of summer recedes into dull memory and the world returns to wistful beauty. I like the third week of September, in Savannah, around sunset. I like this Isle of Hope. I spend a lot of time here lately."
-Peter Cooper, Nashville, TN
“'There are lines where I just say to myself, "Man, I wish I'd written that!"'”
Folk Renaissance (dotcom)
"Isle of Hope is a stunning record, made for watching the sunset on the back porch. Songs of sorrow, of sly humour, of hope, faith and redemption sit side by side in a near perfect collection of sparsely beautiful Americana."
The Mad Mackerel
"The one word to describe this music would be...BEAUTIFUL."
Country Music People
"Here is a master at work...a singer/songwriter in the Guy Clark/John Prine league. FIVE STARS"
““The images in Jefferson Ross’ songs make you feel that you were riding right along beside him, sharing the same experiences. His tunes, and the characters in them, have kept me company on many a road trip.””
Ron Harwood (EMI Records)
““Hymns To The Here And Now is a real achievement and definitely one for those who like their music sharply and intelligently delivered.””
Country Music People Magazine (UK)
““Jefferson Ross is one of those rare talents that shines in any setting. To see him live is like getting comfortable with an old friend. To hear his records is to be invited into a warm, familiar place. Thank you, Jefferson!””
Ralph Murphy (ASCAP)
"Jefferson Ross is one of my favorite songwriters. Americana at its best!!"
Rob Ickes (7 time winner IBMA Dobro Player Of The Year)
"SOUTHERN SONGWRITING AT ITS FINEST!"
Thomm Jutz (Nanci Griffith, Mary Gauthier, David Olney)
“4 1/2 stars!!”
Country Music People Magazine
"Americana at its BEST!!!"
Connect Savannah Magazine
"A fine debut that will appeal to many."
Rootsville (Holland and Belgium)
"Wonderfully melodic country folk!"
Author of Gram Parsons:A Biography
"Jefferson Ross is a pure musician. His solo album is a musical pearl...an independent highlight!!!"
Western Mail Magazine (Berlin, Germany)
"AS A SONG WRITER, HE'S IN THE SAME LEAGUE AS GUY CLARK, RODNEY CROWELL AND JESSE WINCHESTER."
Maverick Magazine (England)
“BRILLIANT SONG WRITING...WHAT A FIND. HE SINGS WITH IMMENSE HEART AND BELIEVABILITY. YOU'LL HANG ON EVERY WORD...”
MUSIC ROW MAGAZINE