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Ruben V / Press

“Ruben inteprets "pure" blues with his own flair in a compilation that will thrill any serious blues fan.”

5-star rating - CD Baby review

“[Labor of Shame] features Ruben's masterful guitar work, great lyrics, the talents of the entire band, and his vocals provide the glue. What a great collection of work!”

5-star rating - CD Baby review

“Ruben V writes about real life, the music will touch your soul and inspire you. Labor of Shame captures the energy and showmanship that you will experience if you ever attend a live show. Incredible!”

5-star rating - CD Baby review

“Purchase [Labor of Shame] and see for yourself how you will forget that your player has an eject button. It's that good. From San Antonio's finest purveyor of Texas style rip-roaring blues guitar, evenly tempered with upbeat pop love ballads and a dose of mellow jazz.”

5-star rating - CD Baby review

“Labor of Shame is Ruben V at his best, with his unique blend of Texas Blues, old fashioned Wes Montgomery style blues and groovin' rhythm and blues. You'll never tire of this CD!!”

CD Baby

“His unique ability to touch on just about every human circumstance with his songs makes it easy to connect with his music.”

5-star rating - iTunes Review

“Regardless of your preferences in musical genre, there is something on this album for you. Ruben's soulful voice, highly skilled guitar and phenomenal songwriting abilities make this album an absolute MUST have.”

5-star rating - iTunes Review

“Ruben V is the real deal on stage, as well as in person. I highly recommend [Labor of Shame] and his previous [works].”

GuitarWorld

“This is one outstanding album! From beginning to end Ruben V's skillful playing will demand your attention throughout. He redefines the blues with his astonishing mastery of the guitar as he makes it sing through his music.”

GuitarWorld

“I met Ruben in San Antonio at a little bar called Razoo's when I was 10 and asked him to play Voodoo Child by Hendrix for me and he let me come up on stage and taught me to play it.”

Zach Morris - San Antonio

“Ruben V is a talented musician and songwriter. Labor of Shame is filled with great songs that everyone can relate to. You will not be able to sit still listening to this album, it will stir you!”

5-star rating - iTunes Review
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