“2009 Kerrville New Folk Winner Ernest Troost's newest album, the aptly titled ‘Resurrection Blues,’ is a brilliant new piece of songwriting art. ”
“Horrifying images, like coughing pistols and kerosene soaked clothing, create tactile pictures that pull the listener into the song. They are images that stay with you long after the experience of the song, beautiful stuff.”
“Ernest appeared in our series in 2008, as an opening act. The reaction of our audience was such that, I invited him back to headline. That show was on August 15, 2009. The year between shows showed that his already formidable talent had grown over that time.”
"I hate Ernest Troost--for writing a truckload of great songs I wish I had written. If there is such a thing as a perfect song, ‘Switchblade Heart’ might be it--a great story, and the catchiest chorus I've heard in a long time."