"...Jason King is a blues guitarist of a different order. He doesn't just play, he talks through his axe, with a vocabulary more conversational than I've heard in a long time. Not only that, but the guy changes up modes and tempo with consummate ease, sliding from one style to another, and, half the time, you don't even know it until he's on to the next one...Blue Skies & Black Shoes is saturated with 60s / 70s intelligence sprinting straight out of the 50s, bridging what the black cats were doing when the white boys got hip to the jive and dove in. No end of Albert King, Albert Collins, and the more electrified bad boys who caught everyone's tail on fire can be found in Jason King's work..."
"...The Jason King Band has a winning eclectic mix of sounds that showcase the bands talent and musical range.."
“...The eleven numbers on the album are all original compositions by Jason; they encompass the whole of the blues spectrum from rumbustious all out shufflers and blasters to slow heartfelt pleaders. Jason possesses and delivers a refreshingly open, clean clear, crisp and sparkling guitar style which shines throughout. The obvious influences range from Freddie King through to Jimi Hendrix...Without doubt an excellent debut..."”
"...This CD is very good with some moments of greatness. All eleven tracks are original compositions and seem to show a good range in style and ability. Jason's guitar playing is both masterful and emotional, and the band lays down a solid groove and contributes textures and key solos that push this CD beyond the typical first album for a band..."