20Th Century Guitar Magazine described Chris Mahoney as "An up and coming guitar player who's really doing something different with the instrumental guitar sound." Michael Molenda of Guitar Player magazine says, "a soaring tone and a wonderful sense of melody. Keep an ear, or two on this guy!" His debut Album, Rebirth has been called "A guitar instrumental record for people who hate guitar instrumental records" and showcases not only "great playing" but an eclectic mix of elements not yet explored in this genre. Strong melodies, great grooves and electronic elements are only some of the ways to describe this "refreshing approach" to guitar instrumental music. Guitar players and perhaps, even more importantly non guitar players have been "mesmerized and captivated by his unique style and stage presence".