“[Low Man’s Joe’s] entire set was simply amazing, from beginning to end. They opened with one of the new songs, “Crazy Carnival.” This song has me instantly wanting to buy the album it’s on, the same way I bought the first album (titled “Where I Stand”) for “I’m Alive” back in 2009. If there was any doubt in my mind that the LMJ crew still had their mojo, that doubt was long gone after this set (actually, by the end of “Crazy Carnival”).”
“Low Man's Joe has a sturdy rock sound that's a throwback to the days before adjectives like "alt" and "indie."”
“Bret Gyrich, the lead singer of Low Man’s Joe, has an unforgettable voice, and is a true master of the microphone.”
"No other Houston record this year sparkled with as much commercial potential as LMJ's debut effort, which managed to both echo (when they were still decent) and outdo (anything within the last several years) Bon Jovi and a slew of other arena-rock bands. LMJ's songs -- No Heroes, Evening Rise, the truly searing Temptation -- are also bracing and modern without giving in to the indie-hipster posturing that stifles so many Houston bands. Bret Gyrich is one of the city's best male vocalists -- no question."
"Not only is singer Bret Gyrich's voice a dead ringer for Jon, growling the verses and exalting the choruses, but the music clings tightly to the Jersey boys' Thin Lizzy/Journey axis, with just a hint of Jovi's thrashier Garden State neighbors Skid Row."
“[Low Man's Joe] had catchy choruses and riffs that dug into your ear and played over and again long after they left the stage. Bret's voice was unmatched in quality and his energy was legendary (and somewhat frustrating when trying to capture the energy in pixilated glory). Low Man's Joe is a sure bet.”
“It's obvious [LMJ] are a product of hard work and chemistry. Their frontman steals the crowd's attention. They are all solid musicians and they believe in what they are playing. When you have a band with that type of confidence, they push energy into your soul.”
“LMJ has a really fresh rock sound with some immediately catchy songs that grab you from the very beginning and don't let go.”
“Low Man’s Joe is original and their songs are headed for the charts. You better catch them local while you can. These boys will be playing stadiums soon, so get to a show now while you can still get a ticket!”