"Let him sing Bacharach, Bergman and Piaf, he brings something really neat to the party proving the Duke Ellington was right once again - there's only two kinds of music, good and bad. Take it from me, this is good."
"If I'm suggesting his voice is different, it is......He sings with authority, and he also sings with plenty of ragged edges, the kind of edges that might throw off the listener during a cursory listening session. Focus on what he's doing, however, and you'll unearth something else, a naked honesty that comes from living a life marked by a singular vision. He doesn't bow to convention"
The standards, mostly contemporary, are expressed in Mr Austin-Bishop's own way, each song reinvented and executed in a slow way, looking inside the verses, to find a story that brings meaning to him and the listeners....he brings something meaningful into his interpretation, that makes each song come alive.....A singer and a quartet not to be missed."
"These classics set standards in American music and became well-known for their beauty and emotional qualities. Austin-Bishop recreates those qualities in a series of interpretations that are as heartfelt as they are skillful. In 13 songs, Austin-Bishop manages to capture significant approaches to the ballad."