"Phil Lee charmed the daylights out of his audience, a A BOOTED, BEWHISKERED RASCAL WITH A DYLAN CROAK and two dozen brilliant tunes."
— Keith Harrelson, Promoter,Moonlight On The Mountain
"Often noted for the human humor of his songs, 'So Long' leans heavily on sobering narratives, from '25 Mexicans' (in which a band of illegal immigrants have packed themselves into the house that the singer grew up in) to the ghastly 'Sonny George' (an account of an accidental homicide of 11 children at the hands of a trucker, eerily bringing to mind images of the 1988 Carrollton bus crash).
But the stories aren't always dark and definitely don't stay affixed to morose musical settings. The 'Tatterbug Rag' SOUNDS LIKE EARLY-'70S NEIL YOUNG WRAPPED IN BROOK BENTON-STYLE SOUL. Lee also uses the generous creases in his singing voice, which recall late-'70s Bob Dylan, to offer a thoroughly hapless self-appraisal.
"If combining the social conscience of woody guthrie with the twisted fury of Jerry Lee Lewis sounds good to you, you can't go wrong"
— - Jim Patterson,The Associated Press
“Skirting genre boundaries between rock, soul and country with his music and writing lyrics that knock right through walls of taste, decency and political correctness without ever landing him in a punk-rockish, spittin' for show camp."”
— - Peter Cooper,Nashville Tenessean
"The world wouldn't necessarily be a "better" place if Phil Lee was in charge of it, but i can bet it sure would be a lot funnier. There is really no one as hilarious as this notorius roots-rock raconteur;
— David Menconi,Raleigh News and Observer
"For my money, this guy is one of the greatest country talents to emerge from lower broadway.