“You can’t escape that word “swamp” when experiencing, or attempting to describe, the Black Tongued Bells’ music — a rhythmic river of Delta blues, Stonesy rock ‘n’ roll, Motown, Cajun and gospel.”
“The Black Tongued Bells new CD "Every Tongue Has A Tale To Tell", selected as one of the TOP 5 Roots Music albums you should own.”
San Gabriel Valley Music Magazine, California
“These musicians have an untamed, daring and completely unique sound.”
LA HORA DEL BLUES, Spain
“I enjoyed the quality of musicianship and the imagination in the songwriting… The album held my attention for a long time. Nice slinky groove and solid rhythm section.”
Bruce Iglauer, President and Founder, Alligator Records
“The Black Tongued Bells are blues with a STAX influence, with the echoes of Creedence Clearwater Revival, Howlin’ Wolf and Little Feat. What is indisputable is that this CD, Every Tongue Has A Tale To Tell, is with such depth, touching and addictive.”
Henry Chinaski – Reviewer & Musician, Central America
“Love the album… Play it on my Blues Show BISHOP 105.9 FM”
Gary Grainger – Producer & Host, United Kingdom
“New and cutting edge… Love the Black Tongued Bells sound. The more I listen to the Black Tongued Bells, the more I like what I hear. The song, Gimme that Rise is a contender for one of the best songs of the year.”
Downtown Deb Blues Show, Gold Radio Blues Show, United Kingdom & Pennsylvania
“The Black Tongued Bells 2013 CD, Every Tongue Has A Tale To Tell is one of the very best CDs I have listened to in 2013… And I have listened to over 200 CDs!”
Collectif Des Radios Blues / Dixie Rock Radio
“Sweet Revival on the radio… At this point our choir THE BLACK TONGUED BELLS sing like angels and pass through the faithful with a heady message of inclusion off their new cd; EVERY TONGUED HAS A TALE TO TELL.”
Blue Monday Monthly Entertainment Magazine
"These guys are great — I LOVE their sound!"
"Turntable Hits" Flying Eye Radio Network
"With guitars as thick as molasses, The Bells drag their blues on the ground picking up soulful grit—then smooth it out with inviting grooves and vocal harmonies."
“The Black Tongued Bells clomped onto the stage...the effect was like hearing a herd of mastodons pissing in a swamp.”
Los Angeles City Beat
"The ambiance created by the Bells is powerful. There quite simply is nothing like The Black Tongued Bells. Their mix of stories and beats from the swamp is the coolest evolution in L.A. in a long time."
Nemo Media Group
"With twangy, dissonant licks, equally raw vocals and gritty narratives, this is the type of music that will be warmly welcomed by the airwaves."
Shut Eye Records, Inc.
"Exile on Sunset Blvd. as these unlikely Angelinos use a faded Creedence map to connect the tar pit to the swamp."
Hot Unsigned Americana Compilation, Nashville, TN
"One of my favorite bookings...I've featured their gritty 'swamp opera' several times. This is real entertainment blended with thought and insight."
Coffee Gallery Backstage, Altadena, CA
"Set in depression-era Louisiana, the Bells' Swamp Opera, 'That Great and Dreadful Day', is a juke-joint style amalgam of song, hootin' and hollerin'."
Los Angeles Times
“Get an earful of what's called "American Swamp Music"...They've performed to rave reviews at venues all around the LA area. See what the buzz is about.”
"A brilliant group of talented performers. There is nothing like them anywhere.This is a class act all the way..."
KXLU — 88.9 FM, Los Angeles, CA