"Tony's songs unfold like a series of tales that in due course reveal more about the writer bit by bit...he may be rooted in folk and his guitar lines may be derived from rock, but Ride the Wind is a delightful journey across the plains in the capable hands of an evocative songwriter."
Get Ready to Rock (UK)
"The opening track, You Look To Me, where McLoughlin wears his Petty influence proudly on his sleeve, is a solid rocker...there is not a single song on this ten-track album that makes you hit the skip button. In fact you're more likely to want to play the whole album through again as soon as it is finished."
Penny Black Music (UK)
"There is clearly a confidence in the songwriting and playing...the songs rock with just a little extra effort...the music and the passion are more than enough to keep this one on the short list of albums I want to replay often."
FolkWorld, Issue 43 (Germany)
"Ride the Wind by Tony McLoughlin plays up the abrasive side of his personality as a smoke screen, to deflect attention from how much he exposes himself. His oute is risky and open on a level that's shocking. He redefines country in terms of heart-on-the-leeve expression."
JSI Top 21 (California)