Jim Ragland / Press

"Jim Ragland is actually what so many artists claim to: a complete original. Although he is hardly experimental, still, there is really nobody remotely like him."


"Jim Ragland creates worlds that capture the imagination"

Variety (reviewing The Kentucky Cycle)

““...with superb compositions by Ragland, the piece is often riveting.” ”

Bernard Weiner - San Francisco Chronicle

"Jim Ragland demonstrates once again that he is of America's most gifted theater composers"

Seattle Weekly (reviewing Sub Rosa)

““Jim Ragland’s sound design is shiveringly good, and his music, a deep-perspective layering of urban jungle clanking seasoned with salsa and tormented rock licks, is the first theatre score I’ve heard in years that I’d happily take home to listen to.” ”

Roger Downey - Seattle Weekly