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Comments and Reviews

"Oh, you play real blues."
• Shirley Griffith, Indianapolis blues singer

"Poor Howard is a citizen of a larger world.  Leadbelly would be pleased with the musical strength Howard has given his songs.  His "Goodnight, Irene" secures him a place in the folk tradition of Woody Guthrie, Leadbelly and the Weavers.  Blind Willy McTell's "Broke Down Engine" and Robert Johnson's "Ramblin' on My Mind" have found new life in Poor Howard's skilled hands."
• "Concord Monitor", Concord, NH

"Whether Howard was belting out "Goin to Kansas City" or reminscing about Minneapolis, he entertained the attentive audience thoroughly."
• "Sacramento State Hornet", Sacramento, CA

"Behind his facade of being a "good picker", Poor Howard is a damn good singer, too."
• "The Spectator", Hayward CA

"Poor Howard is a traveling minstrel in the classical sense...With a working repertoire of around 500 songs and a large selection of regional humor gathered while on the road, (he) was not only a crowd pleaser, but a curiosity, someone you'd want to sit down with over a cup of coffee."
• "Gustavian Weekly", St. Peter, MN

"Howard's travels, his talents, his lore of stories, his knowledge of the American folk scene, his warmth have made him one of the popular figures in the world of folk music."
• Dan Fuller
 Tuscarawas Folk Festival Director, New Philadelphia, OH

"One of the last great bottleneck steel guitar players."
• "Kent Stater", Kent, OH