“Roger Johnson’s music is a vanguard of excellence in the sea of musical mediocrity.”
Palm Springs Music Magazine & Entertainment Guide
“Stag Cotillion is a monster!”
Americana Roots Music Blog & Podcast
“Stag Cotillion has been on constant repeat in my CD players (at home, in the car and in the office)...
brilliant songwriting...the musicianship and production really adds weight to these already great songs. It is really great to hear an album where the songs, the performance and the overall feeling really create a picture for the listener.
Hemifran Music, Sweden
“Stag Cotillion is “a strong CD, chock-full of excellent songs and performances. I especially like the songwriting throughout the album.
Mark Pucci Media
“Stag Cotillion…this pair of albums from Roger Johnson turned out to be a wonderful surprise. In the days of single track downloads, it's a brave effort to release something of this breadth. Does it work?
In a word, yes! Roger Johnson is possessed of a wonderfully rich and layered voice (echoes of Roy Orbison). Add to the mix...excellent song writing, a choice set of collaborative musicians and control over the production. The end result is one (two) great albums. This is a real labour of love and deserving of attention...there is something for everyone over the two volumes.”
Beat Surrender Music Blog, UK
“A beautifully executed and valuable country-rock adventure – Roger Johnson is a great singer
with a beautiful, rich voice – similar to the western soul of Raul Malo of the Mavericks.
AltCountry, The Netherlands
“Roger Johnson has re-captured a country influenced rock sound that so many of us grew up with. For those who miss the classic sound of bands like Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young or Buffalo Springfield, Roger has created an updated version of this great style of music. There is no shortage of excellent musicians and the production is first rate – a ‘must have’ album!”
Record Producer & Music Faculty, The Juilliard School
“Johnson is guilty – of intelligently written & commercially challenging music.”
Arista /BMG Records
“I really dig this album, especially the version of ‘Hot Burrito #2’ – cool arrangement!”
Wildman Steve Internet Radio
“This is a really a fine album! The production, songs, vocals are all excellent! There are some really magnificent songs and singles on both albums...that's one of the best covers of ‘Liberty Valance’ that I’ve ever heard in my life!
Bill Wence Promotions
“Roger has quite a bit of talent; his voice is special and the songs – really good stuff!”
Secret Road Productions & Personal Manager for Ingrid Michaelson)