“What’s this, two releases in a year? Did Jon Carroll discover Red Bull or something? It was a decade between Home & Away and last year’s Love Returns, and now the most reliable sideman in Washington, D.C., puts out another just mere months later.”

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“…a vibrant reminder of what Carroll does best, whether it's conjuring vintage R&B/soul sounds, or composing evocative ballad(s) which manage to bring to mind both novelist Annie Proulx and John Prine, or coming up with a country ditty as innocently engaging as On the Front Porch.”

“…he headlines this session with talent and charm to spare.”

Mike Joyce, The Washington Post

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“Jon Carroll is a one man band, a poet, a songwriter, a singer of every kind of song and above all, a musician’s musician. This wonderful record shows the remarkable confluence of his gifts, and I can also attest to his being a not-to-be-missed performer.”

Mary Chapin Carpenter

“When I received the CD I couldn't wait to listen and pick a song to play on my radio show here in the Nashville, TN area. That’s where I have a problem. There are so many good cuts that I can't choose which one to put into regular rotation. So, I play them all. I know as an artist, you would prefer for me to concentrate on one song at a time for promotional purposes, so I will need you to advise me on what tune you are pushing. I guess my very favorite is ‘Joined At The Hip’ due to my love for R&B and horns. I don't know, every song is GREAT!!”

Steve “Daddy-O on the Patio” Jarrell
WSGI Radio
Springfield, Tennessee

“Jon Carroll writes like most people dream, evoking an often lost language of hope, love, despair and redemption. ‘Love Returns’ might better be titled, Jon’s back, and in a big way.”

Chip Franklin
WBAL Radio
Winner 2004 National Edward R. Murrow award for writing
Winner 2006 Regional Edward R. Murrow award for writing