"Singer-songwriter Stuart Ferguson delivers a deeply personal album with 'Love Songs (and other tall tales).' Beautifully crafted lyrics create a timeless sense of the human condition; sorrow, joy, hope, and love. Nothing is forced here. The sounds flow easily and sure like a steady rolling river while vocals reflect a fine-tuned balance of delicate nuance, gorgeous harmony and soulful introspection. This album will make you weep and moan, laugh and cry, smile and shout with heartfelt honesty."
"...Stuart Ferguson writes and performs a collection of stunning, heartfelt songs on his album Shackles & Ties. He's an excellent guitar player and fine singer who demonstrates an amazing ability for capturing life's unending moments in song."
"Stuart Ferguson writes songs that capture your imagination, and sings them in a voice that is addictive to the ears."
"How many singer/songwriters do you know that can take you with them to show you the things they want you to see and hear in the songs they write and sing? Doing that is a gift that Stuart is sharing with us all if we take a moment to say yes to his invitation to join him."
"Stuart tells stories that have the ring of an unadmitted truth. Unlike the all-too-common introverted songwriter Stuart's songs tell the hard stories many of us know, but few give voice to."