“Like World Champions...Dennis Gruenling and Doug Deming are even better when they come together as one of the most prolific duos on today’s contemporary American Blues scene.”
“...one of the great tandems in blues music today"”
"Doug Deming & The Jewel Tones are making a new thing out of the old-skool blues, and the results are highly addictive...Dennis rips the roof off with a chromatic harp workout...just swings with loads of energy and style."
“Completely restored my faith in the genre…”
"Dennis Gruenling is a master on the harmonica but it doesn't stop there…Swing Blues gets no better than this. The instrumentation is flawless, yet overflowing with emotional power...this band gives its all from start to finish."
"If the efforts of Doug Deming don't garner him widespread attention and glowing reviews, then there is something seriously amiss in the music industy."
“Dennis Gruenling is a leading light among a new generation of harp players…stands poised to claim a spot in the pantheon of blues harmonica greats.”
“Doug Deming is comfortable in his own musical clothes…as impressive as his leads are, he always seems conscious of shining the best light on the whole picture.”
“Dennis Gruenling has become the new harp player’s harp player…one of the most critically acclaimed of his generation.”
“(Deming's) ability to pen a song that sounds like a 1950's classic”
“Doug Deming is a multi-faceted musician with talents that extend beyond his instrumental prowess…”
“Dennis Gruenling is indeed a monster harp player, while Doug Deming and the Jewel Tones do a phenomenal job...”
“Dennis Gruenling matches (Little) Walter’s brilliance…”
“Dennis Gruenling proves he’s a force to be reckoned with both as a harmonica superpower, and as a jump blues musician.”