“Bryan McPherson came onstage with only his guitar and played a brand of folk music reminiscent of the Dylan-esque intensity of the 60s with a Bruce Springsteen-like content focused on the working man and the plight of today's America. Full of passion and heart, it was obvious this wasn't just music to him, but a very personal journey through his own demons.”
“Playing political folk music is obviously reminiscent of icons like Woody Guthrie and Bob Dylan, but what distinguishes McPherson from these songwriters is how emotion-centric his music is. His words aren't just cerebral ponderings about the state of the government. It is one man belting — at the top of his lungs — his honest, emotional impressions of the world, which in this case, just so happens to be America.”
"There's no shame in baring your soul for the pleasant old folkees who haunt open mic nights at your favorite independent coffee shop. So, no offense to singer/songwriters who present their folk in that genre's traditional contexts — but, should the opportunity arise, those people should all try playing a club packed with tattooed toughs who've just been prompted, by an Agnostic Front side project, to jubilantly punch each other in the face for 40 minutes. The first time he knocked my socks off, Bryan McPherson contended with precisely these conditions"
“Bryan McPherson sure as shit ain’t fucking around on his new album American Boy / American Girl.”