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Chris Joyner / Press

“Chris Joyner's Loved is the best thing since forever. The songwriting is stellar. The vocal performance holds it own with anything in my record collection, from Nat King Cole to Jack Johnson. The musicianship is as good as it gets. The production is incredible. This CD is fantastic!”

Sam Slovick - LA Weekly

“Chris Joyner seriously ripped it up on the keyboards playing my favorite funky, bouncy sounding Wurlitzer keyboard. To top it off, he has raspy soulful vocals, which I love.”

“Ordinarily known as a keyboard player, Joyner’s voice proves irresistible, falling somewhere between Isaac Hayes and Ben Harper. The strength of “Dreams” lies in its patience, deliberately slow and heartfelt; it also benefits from a playful arrangement. ”

“Singer/songwriter Chris Joyner is Mavis, and it’s easy to draw instant comparisons to the likes of John Mayer and Jack Johnson. This is feel-good acoustic pop but Mavis’ vocal tone has a depth that rivals folks like Mayer and Lenny Kravitz. There’s also groove ala Dave Matthews and implicit beauty like Nick Drake here. Mavis’ debut on Pete Yorn’s label has some great material, but something tells me there’s a lot more to come. ”

Mike Farley - bullzeye.com