“If Privileged was Nick Moss’s declaration of independence, then Time Ain’t Free is the final draft of his constitution – a defiant, R&B swagger that signals a stylistic vision for the future, done his way.”
“On ‘No Reason’ they sound like The Allman Brothers... Moss continues to stretch out and reinvent himself and the results are inspiring.”
“With new additions and musical focus, Time Ain’t Free fulfills and expands on the quality associated with Nick Moss music.”
“Nothing less than a powerful gumbo of Chicago soul, funk, blues, jam and rock and roll.”
“Scorching blues rock guitar hero.”
"Hard-driving, relentless, inspired and never generic..."
“Moss’ class shines through in ‘I Want the World To Know,’ which builds into a showcase of his fluency on the six-string. Moss reaches deeper into soul, funk and rock ‘n’ roll on Time Ain’t Free, which is slated for release next March.”
“Nick's musical and career trajectory has been both upward and forward from the beginning but he has entered into a golden period and 'Time Ain't Free' is the exhilarating sound of a man accelerating into the future.”
“'Here I Am' will have immediate appeal for anyone who enjoys classic rock, and is hip enough to grow on open-minded true blues fans. Nick Moss remains an artist with important things to tell us.”
“'It'll Turn Around' features (Moss') gruff vocals at their most soulful, and both the unforced pace and the pop-crafted melody line accentuate the hard-won optimism reflected in (his) lyrics.”
“Moss waxes pyrotechnic with an explosive six-string performance that storms out of your speakers like a bombing run.”
“With a perfect mix of tradition and innovation, 'Here I Am' is another grand slam for Nick Moss.”
“After a string of outstanding traditional blues recordings, Nick Moss began to expand his musical palette with 'Privileged'. On 'Here I Am', Moss continues to spice up his music with rock-edged guitar and topical lyrics..."”
“I’ve been playing the album over and over again today. 'It’ll Turn Around,' 'Why You So Mean,' 'Here Comes Moses,' 'Katie Ann'… He really did find the groove this time. And the band sounds really great – Mike and the girl singers, and Travis of course. This was just amazing.”
““Nick is at it again here, pushing the evolution of his music, stylistically as well as sonically. The tunes are genuine and intense.””
“...this record attests to Moss' evolution as a songwriter and confident vocalist and should strongly stamp Moss as one of the best guitarists on today’s scene.”
“Moss is right on with this release…. blues artists have been speaking truth to power since this music of the outsiders was born. Nick Moss keeps that tradition alive here while moving his music in new directions. This is a solid CD.”
"'Privileged' is an amalgam of Nick Moss' early influences, bursting with a sense of newfound musical vigor. This is pure substance, no filler to be found—a concrete slab of emotion and fearless self-expression. Nick Moss is going to turn some heads with this stuff."
“Nick's new CD (Privileged) just rocks! He balances traditional roots blues with a fresh new approach and an "out of the trad' box" sound. I applaud him. Play what's in your heart, the crowd will follow.”
“Nick Moss is one of the most consistent current blues/ blues-influenced artists… [His] style is a heavy blues with grit and sweaty grind… 'Privileged' has broad appeal.”
“One of my favorite blues artists, Nick Moss, is out with another great collection of blues on his new CD Privileged… the guy never disappoints.”
“At risk of irritating blues right-wingers, Moss makes a convincing case for the rightness of his decision to swerve from the conventional blues of his first seven albums into the blues-rock realm introduced by young Brits and Americans years ago. 3 1/2 stars!”
"In a departure from his keeper-of-the-flame status as leader of the Flip Tops, the renowned Chicago old school luminary has recorded an album of blistering blues-rockers with mostly socio-political themes..."
“The natural evolution of Nick Moss as an artist, from a foundational blues purist to a modern cross generational musician, is revealed in full on Privileged.’’ Nick Moss is a guitarist for the Ages; Privileged is his gift to Modern Man.”
“Many fans of Moss will notice a definite change in his music, and perhaps it’s a progression, or a deepening of his commitment to the many musics he loves. Whatever the concept, it’s easy to embrace the changes, with more likely to come.”
“Nick Moss has done it again! If you're interested in what led Nick to be one of our generation's great blues artists then the newest one, 'Priviledged', his homage to blues rockers of days gone by is a must have! ”
“It’s clear by listening to Privileged that Moss has found a way to smash through that barrier to forge his own sound, a sound that may bring blues into the new decade or move Moss into a wider audience. 'Privileged' is the work of a man at the top of his game, and his profession.”
“Although it can be perceived as being the other side of Nick Moss, the music contains just as much influence, emotion, and realism as the more traditional.”
“The new direction to his music seems to have paid dividends for Nick Moss. 'Privileged' is another outstanding addition to an already impressive body of work.”
“This set features some of Nick's strongest songwriting to date, which deviates somewhat from the more traditional" blues genre', but still leaves Nick's identity as a premier bluesman intact.”
“Moss's tone is aggressive yet clear; his chordal string-shivers evoke Otis Rush in his prime, and his leads snake and shimmer their way to glory with a distinctive blend of forward-thrusting impetus and playful yet focused exploratory rambunctiousness.”
“The songs within Play It 'Til Tomorrow aren’t imitation by any means, or even just good takes on a genuine blues style. The music on these two CDs are the real deal. They’re driving, exciting, and electrifying tunes.”
"Moss and his Flip Tops, a blues supergroup if there ever was one, are every bit as exciting as the Paul Butterfield Band was during its heyday, an outfit brimming over with talent."