"Raised On the Plains...brings to life a sweeping, sonic panorama of her literal and emotional pilgrimages." - Rolling Stone
"Lafser has a unique and raw balance of western folk sounds that are as blue as the Sea of Cortes...Her vocals are genuine, the music is simple and purposeful." - Ear to the Ground
"A mild cautionary note to big people; you too will get caught up in the infectious enthusiasm of Mark Horn’s delightful and charming renditions of these wonderful children’s songs.
The first time I heard Mark (Professor Smarty Pants) sing one of my songs I burst out laughing at his all-new take on the old song. He is original and has arrived on the scene at just the right time; meaning that they get to hear him before he has, as some any of us unfortunately do, grow up.
Join in the fun." -Tom T. Hall
"The sheer brilliance of the lyrics to Colfax/Step in Time alone justifies a top rating for the first album in seven years from this Southern-raised poet/rocker. Gordon sketches a not-so-simple portrait of a junior-high marching band on a bus trip, and every single image feels, tastes, smells and sounds absolutely true."
-Jerry Shriver, USA Today
"Full of lovely guitar touches and brimming with clever, mordant songs"
-Martin Chilton, The London Telegraph
"Clearly maintaining his standard, mature songwriting is married to some classy playing, whilst Jon's warm, slightly gruff but very relaxed singing holds the centre. ... Though he sings of heartbreak and regret, there's something enormously reassuring about Jon Byrd's music, a refuge in troubled times."
-John Davy, No Depression/Flyinshoes