"Elusive, transcendent, mercurial Americana."
"Within the leagues of Ryan Adams, Pete Yorn, and even Tom Waits".
"A disctinctive new musical voice."
"A beguiling bluesman...."
"The roots of Brendan Hogan's music run in all directions, allowing him to draw on the past to make compelling music for the present."
"Brendan Hogan's beautifully unadorned music [captures] the voice of an old soul in a young man's body."
"If you care anything for the current state of blues and roots music, then Brendan Hogan is a name you should know. And with his hard work and focus, it’s a name you won’t be able to keep from knowing."
“Non-commercial folk music.”
"Hogan has a delicate yet forceful flow...."
"'Long Night Coming' impressively forms a consistent literary landscape."
"Hogan's music is a transporting experience."
“As with the finest examples of Lucinda Williams, Brendan Hogan manages to let the blues influence good songs instead of always being the focus.”
"'Long Night Coming' is a raw, honest work featuring a wonderfully world-weary voice."
"Brendan Hogan’s songs - usually dark and always message laden - reveal more with each listening. He presents them with an unforced and natural mystique that lend intensity and grace to his live shows."