“Wachtendonk's clear eyed pacifism was particularly refreshing at a time when much of the nation was bound and gagged in yellow ribbons" The Progressive”
“.."Each of Jim's songs is a little monument" The Progressive”
“...."There is a bitter consistency to Jim's lyrics about the cowardice and duplicity of the U.S. Government" The Progressive Magazine”
The Progressive Magizine
“Jim is a Nam Vet who's known for his musical and political activism.... Micheal St. John
Music Reviewer for The Wisconsin State Journal”
Wisconsin State Journal
“Jim's songs capture and command your attention and they are delivered with a storyteller's gift for vivid imagery among the rhyming lines...Michael St, John. Music Reviewer for The Wisconsin Sate Journal
Wisconsin State Journal
"After meeting Jim, Sukie,Ree and Zachary at HBO, I knew when he performed something great was going to happen...and it did. The standing ovation was well deserved and I was standing with them" Jon Sebastian of The Lovin Spoonful"
Booneytunes Review HBO Quote
"You ministered up there James". Earnest Tubbs of The 4 Tops, HBO Welcome Home Concert 1987
"HBO Welcome Home Concert " quote
"Great Music" Josh TW owner of MadIndie Radio
"His music is a powerful force" Christopher MacNell, writer for The Kokomo Ind.Tribune
"When Jim sang his Agent Orange song on HBO, we were all blown away backstage. His presence and ability to sing about his family and kids was a moment I'll not soon forget" David Crosby from Crosby,Still and Nash
"His songwriting cuts clean and deep into the heart of the American Dream and reminds us of the struggles and hopes of our people...whether he's writing about the world through the eyes of a Vietnam War Veteran, a husband, a father, a poet or a public employee, his insights and talents combine to create a moving listening experience"
Kristen Lems singer songwriter
"I met Jim in 1985. His songs tell his personal story since returning from Vietnam in a clever and clear way. Some of Jim's songs are Hard Core and some are Not. Watching his career grow has been a pleasure to watch. Outstanding James"
Country Joe McDonald. Singer, songwriter,
"He speaks for a generation of Americans who were sent to fight in a war that is still not over for them....or for us" George Vukelich, Poet, Author,WWII Veteran
"Jim's songs and singing stay with you because of the raw intensity and elegant style" NYC Singer Songwriter Judy Gorman
"Jim Walktendonk is an American voice, with a message from an all to silent generation. He deserves to be heard and I urge you to listen" Tom Paxton
“Much has been writtan about My families struggle with Agent Orange. Over the last 34 years I have performed across America, appeared on PBS in 1985 then HBO's Welcome Home Concert in Washington D.C. in 1987. The journey I have been on musically is apparent in my lyrics. More to follow