"stark songs and breakneck picking"
— New York Times
"A punk rocker and a connoisseur of traditional American music, Eriksen has been known to combine the genres"
— Los Angeles Times
"among the world's finest folk practitioners"
— Toronto Star
"The only performer to have shared a stage with both Kurt Cobain and Doc Watson"
"Eriksen's sound is wild, beautiful, and full of unexpected moments; at once sweepingly epic and as intimate as a lover's whisper."
"Signs of a resurgence for Protestant hymnody include "Every Sound Below" (Appleseed) by Tim Eriksen, featuring his compelling, nasally Appalachian singing."
New York Sunday Times
"Throw out any notions you have about 'folk', Eriksen connects the present and the ancient with an immediacy that will make your bones tremble."
— Pulse of the Twin Cities
"Eriksen's voice sounds hewn from oak."
— Uncut, UK
"widely regarded as the best traditional American ballad singer of his generation"
"a storyteller at heart, with a distinctive, unvarnished voice"
— Washington Post
"In the early 1990s, punk rockers, says singer Tim Eriksen, 'were looking for that kind of intensity in other music.' Eriksen's band, Cordelia's Dad, and other postpunks seized Sacred Harp and exported it to trendsetting places from Northampton, Mass., to Portland, Ore."”