“Such a wide variety of blues styles, all very well done...really, really fine work...” - Raoul Breax, host of "BluesBox."
“It's great and you're great! It's an honor to play your music!” - Bill & Pat Hudson, hosts of "Good Morning Blues"
“Blue Merlot's first CD is a really fine roots/blues recording. High quality sound, beautifully written and arranged songs combined with great playing from all involved make their initial effort leaving me wanting more. Plus the excellent vocals from Brenda Lowry are wonderfully rendered, especially when dealing with the subject of the Katrina aftermath in the painfully poignant "Floating Around New Orleans", my favorite track out of many I like on this disc... I, for one, am looking forward to their next record.” - Brett Fleming, host of "Soul Stew."
“Blue Merlot kicks serious butt!” - Mike Ross (while with WWL-TV)
“Wow! What great tracks, such variety, and Brenda, you have a cool 'unbluesy' voice that really works!” - www.DigitalBlues.uk
— Digital Blues
“Highly sublimating blues experience...gumbo good instrumentation, clear, razzamatazz vocalist...” - Deacon Diane Moore
“Gumbo funk! That's great. I could listen to this stuff all day.” - Bill Robinson
“Your music is excellent, thanks for doing what you do!”
“Joshua Murrell: Grammy interview” - Grammy article on Joshua
— Daily Iberian