"His vocals are rich with twang and as raw as whiskey, and he could quite possibly match Tom Waits someday for grit, as he croons out subdued menace at times."
"There are a lot of great musicians in the gritty underground roots movement associated with Hillgrass Bluebilly, Muddy Roots Music, Deep Blues, etc... but TVA is undoubtedly best songwriter on the scene. Anyone can sing about whiskey and the devil and namedrop Hank, Cash, etc. but it takes a special kind of badass to be a poet."
"Tom has the vocal range of a alabama blue tick hound on a warm summer night, and that's good! His guitar sounds like a young lady I was courting in the bayou after midnight...and that's really friggin good!"
"For anyone who likes John Prine, Dylan, Doug Kershaw (Cajun Jole), or any REAL country (not the crap on the radio today) you must own a Tom VandenAvond CD!!"