"Hood has style to burn, with a knack for composing songs as ageless as they are pleasing to hear."
"The cream always rises to the top, and there are young performers out there who will find their audience [such as] Warren Hood, a terrific songwriter and singer."
“Tonight [Hood's] band of Hoodlums huddled about him & his fiddle with guitar, stand-up bass, drums, & keyboards. Hood's mouth curled into a sly smile as he plucked the instrument jauntily before setting bow to strings with jump blues, swing, & gypsy jazz, that the dance-floor-room-only crowd ate up.”
“Hood is a classically-trained violinist whose peers are master pickers....this is a songwriter's album. [It] gives as much emphasis to the rhythm guitar and drums as fiddles and mandolins. Also, Hood has matured significantly as a singer, giving a deeper, brooding quality to his jazzman's phrasing.”
“Is musical talent learned, or is a predisposition to tempos, chords and scales, a trait written in permanent marker onto DNA? Hidden inside years of training, touring and the genes of Austin native Warren Hood lies the answer — both. ”