"I've been asked more than a couple of times what I think about Josh Shilling, and the answer is, a lot, a helluva lot. Besides being one of my favorite singers in any genre, I like the fact that Josh is a musician first. This idea seems to sponsor, or drive his artistry in a very honest way. And I have to mention that perhaps more importantly, he's a humble, honorable young man to boot."
John Cowan – New Grass Revival, The Doobie Brothers
Bluegrass Today / The Roanoke Times
"Josh is one of those rare crazy talents that it's hard for us normal folks to get our heads around. It's always tough when I try to describe what he is to my friends? He's a song writer talented enough to write with the best of the best, plays guitar good enough to hang hard with Tony Rice, B3 with Tower of Power and Chicago and his main instrument is piano! That should be enough...in reality none of this matters when you hear him sing. Singing is what Josh was put on this earth to do. His voice is the perfect combination where vocal chops and artistry meet emotion. Crazy!!!"
Jimmy Olander – Diamond Rio
“Josh Shilling is one of the best new talents in the (music) business. He is a great singer, an incredible keyboardist, and a fine showman. Check him out, you're in for a treat. He's the real deal.”
Tower of Power, The Doobie Brothers, Santana
“Josh has the potential to be one of the greats. His playing is very mature for a guy his age, his organ solo on "Squibb Cakes", on a live gig I played with him had me scared to sit back down at the Hammond. There’re a lot of young artists around but very few with the kind of stuff this kid's got.”
Chicago, Sons of Champlin
“... Just 23 years old but with a wealth of pan-genre experience (and already a gifted songwriter), Shilling's elastic, expressive tenor handles the traditional high lonesome sound [of Mountain Heart] with uncanny flair. Of course, to hold his own in this vaunted company, he has to be good.”
“Take Bruce Hornesby, Billy Joel and Michael McDonald and meld them together and you have Josh Shilling, a Martinsville native who can tickle the ivories like Dizzy Gillespie can play the horn.”