"Not just another bland cookie from the singer-songwriter bakery." —Indie-Music.com
"uplifting, passionate, and emotional performer." —Donegal Democrat, Ireland
"unvarnished social commentary with folkified hoot-and-holler melodies" —Sing Out!
"New York singer/ songwriter Gillen may have East Coast origins, but his style and intensity reflect a down-home sensibility." —Ron Wynne, Nashville Scene