“Mr Ferris' talents were made evident to me during Speaker's Day, the Sesquicentennial Celebration, "Keep Austin Beautiful" Campaign,"Don't Mess with Texas" Campaign and several benefits including those for the Police Association and Multiple Sclerosis. I'm sure you will find his performance as enjoyable as I have throughout the years...”
"The Kings of Dallas"
"Would like to thank James Ferris for his outstanding contributions to our 2nd "Think It Over" concert benefiting the American Cancer Society...
"By the powers invested in me, I hereby commission you "Admiral of the Texas Navy" for outstanding community service for the Great State of Texas. Your work on the "Don't Mess with Texas" anti-litter campaign was...
“soundman Stanley Kimberlin had his hands full mixing FREDDIE KING and friends as they joined JAMES FERRIS and BRAT on stage...”
“In two short years BRAT (Ferris) has already opened for Thin Lizzy, Boston, Noel Redding,Capt. Beyond, Artful Dodger, Baby, ....and jammed with Freddie King and many others.....”
“Mother Blue's was the scene of a flurry of jams the last week in October when the band Brat was joined on stage by Freddie King, Snuffy Walden, Jack Maddox and many others...Boston was ...”