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Jimmy Lee Hannaford / Press

"bluesy folk-rock and a bit of swampabilly"

Santa Fe Pasatiempo

“Songs like 'Southern Rain, 'Moon Over Mississippi,' and 'Ballad of Joe Thibodeaux' all convey Jimmy Lee's soulful adventures in living."”


".... one of the most extraordinary talents in the crowded Folk landscape."


"Like Steve Forbert a quarter-century ago,mines a mellow, comfortable pop/folk/country genre."

Joe Lee - cdbaby.com

"Jimmy Lee Hannaford, one of those guys (from Mississippi, by the way) who just makes life seem a little sweeter."


"A soulful storyteller blending blues, folk, and pop with sultry imagery of the South."

Shelley King, award-winning Texas singer-songwriter - www.jimmyleehannaford.com

"Jimmy Lee is a thoroughbred in a field of nondescript nags."


"(Jimmy Lee) Hannaford is a living illustration of the way such events can build an area's music scene. He lived and performed for years in the Biloxi/Ocean Springs area, then moved out West in the mid-'90s, suspecting he'd come back some day.

Lawrence Specker - Mobile Press-Register

"The Mississippi-born songwriter has lots of cool, blues-informed tunes. My favorite? It's 'Ballad of Joe Thibodeaux,' a minor-key tale of justice miscarried."

Steve Terrell - The Santa Fe New Mexican

"A true Southern voice for a world that needs it." - Earl Poole Ball, legendary pianist