"You have changed our vocabulary. We now spell joy, Simien and celebration, zydeco."
"This recording mixes up a lot of different musical styles into his spiritual and highly rhythmic brew, but what puts this over the top are Simien's soulful vocals."
"Simien has a voice from God, an easy hippie-fied stage presence and a smooth fingered way with the accordion. This CD is one of the best things you are ever going to hear. Not only is it a great window into the soul of a very talented man, it also shows his depth and range and gypsy spirit."
"He probably has the best voice in his genre. Give him a piece of soul food he can sink his teeth into and he sounds a little like Sam Cooke with hot sauce in his veins."
"An alluring zydeco talent"
"This CD cements Simien's standing as the most creative and diverse artist in modern zydeco."
"Simien is a Zydeco Master: his voice yearning like Sam Cooke, he delivers soul worthy of Stax greats and shows crossover class."