Endorsements and Reviews

DSC05725A show with The Sky Blue Boys is like visiting a bit of history. Banjo Dan and brother Willy play old tunes and new in the old time brother duet style known on radio shows of long ago. They know their material and its history, and give it to you with a ounce or two of humor, while at the same time, demonstrating their expert musicianship with their flying fingers. They are a favorite at The Music Box.  –The Music Box, Craftsbury, Vermont

From the evening’s first song, we knew we had two craftsmen who revere their music and whose technical talent equals their artistic commitment. The Return of the Wessagussett Coffee House couldn’t have featured more talented or appropriate performers, and we look forward to The Sky Blue Boys’ next appearance.  –Wessagussett Coffee House, Weymouth, MA

Dan and Willy were a pleasure to work with from the “get go”.  Their vintage style of country music … mirrored the brother duet acts of the 40’s, 50’s and early 60’s, both in their singing and varied instrumentation, (and) the crowd went home filled with the historic country sound of the brothers’ performance.  Looking forward to another show somewhere in the future. -Country Corner Coffeehouse, South Hadley, MA

The Sky Blue Boys always fill the Old Firehouse in Tinmouth, Vt.  with a super enthusiastic audience.  The songs are crowd pleasers and the banjo playing is awesome!  We love them. -The Old Firehouse Crew

The true success of a concert is revealed in the expressions of pure pleasure on the faces of the audience, and the raves which continue for days.  This is what we experienced during and after The Sky Blues Boys’ recent performance at the Sand Lake Center for the Arts’ Squire Jacob Coffeehouse.  –Sand Lake Center for the Arts, Averill Park, New York

Their ability to play music is a God-given gift and their heartfelt creations are a gift to Vermont.  – Monday Message, a nationally-distributed online newsletter by Doug Leland

Two immensely talented performers playing the kind of music that lived in the heart and soul of ‘The Greatest Generation’.  Highly recommended for all ages and any size library.
Lane Memorial Library, Hampton, NH

Review for The Sky Blue Boys’ Music in the Air:

covermusicintheair“Real country music, the way it used to be, delivered with skill and reverence.”  (Barre-Montpelier) Times Argus.



Reviews for Willy Lindner’s Life, Still, With Mandolin:

coverlifestillwithmandolinLife, Still, With Mandolin is a truly beautiful record that cuts to the core of what it means to be in the company of people you love.”  –Seven Days (Burlington, VT)

“Mandolinists will love Life, Still, With Mandolin. Willy Lindner is arguably the best bluegrass mandolinist in Vermont, and perhaps northern New England.”  –The (Barre-Montpelier) Times Argus

Reviews for Banjo Dan’s Kick Molly Through the Wall:

coverkickmollythroughthewall“…a fine example of what Vermont bluegrass has come to represent, as well as the unique charm that Banjo Dan and Co. have offered these past four decades. The album’s songs are colored by understated humor and sensitivity matched only by Lindner’s subtly tasteful musicianship on banjo, guitar or tiple.”  –The (Barre-Montpelier) Times Argus

“…a fun romp through an interesting program of original songs… (which) demonstrates Lindner’s songwriting and picking abilities quite well.”  –Bluegrass Unlimited

Reviews for Banjo Dan’s Mystery and Memories:

covermysteryandmemories“Impressive….Banjo Dan’s Mystery and Memories is a study in story telling, song writing, and arranging.”
Boston Bluegrass Union

“Banjo Dan has mixed homespun tales and stories of intrigue into each song, weaving an incredible path through Vermont history with his music and lyrical story telling.”
Rural Route Today (Mystery and Memories)