"vivid storytelling lyrics peppered with pieces of reality that make each song memorable"
--Paste Magazine

"just brilliant...has the rare ability to completely engross the listener and transport him or her to another place and time."
--Dave Higgs, host of NPR's Bluegrass Breakdown

"An exquisite storyteller...picture perfect roots rock."
--Pop Matters Magazine

Hinely has a keen sense of humor and a good sense of melody, crafting songs that touch unexpected human depths”

--Joe Sixpack’s Guide to Country Music

"A great folk/Americana album...'Shock and Awe' is the best political song I've heard all year."
--Greg Grant, Online Folk Festival

"much better than anything to come from mainstream Nashville since the Garth Brooks, anti-Hank crowd took over"
--Indie Music

 "a fine eye for the truths of the ordinary and the shadowy sides of life"
--Roots66 Magazine

"Cut from the same cloth as great songwriters such as Lyle Lovett, Steve Earle, and Robert Earl Keen, he might just be the next big thing."
--Cincinnati Enquirer

"a terrific, rootsy slab of Americana"
--Santa Monica Mirror

"a genuine master"
--Dagger Magazine

"sharply written Americana"
--Choice Cuts


"a gifted singer/songwriter"
--Twang-Tone Magazine

"one of the premier Americana artists today"
--Planet Country

"what really impresses is Hinely's songwriting which is technically very proficient with elegant lyrics fitting into well-constructed musical frameworks."
--Country Music People

"reminiscent of the irony of Loudon Wainwright III"
--Lone Star Time

"I was completely blown away by this record."
--Catherine Tully, Indie-Music

"A voice bristling with personality reminiscent of the best Texas singers and even Van Morrison...a new classic"
--Carlo Lancini, Roots Highway

"Somebody was thinking outside of the box during this recording session!" 
--Stephen Hug, Americana Roots

"Compelling and poignant...a brilliant winner of a recording."
--Chris Darling, "Us Folk"/WMPG-FM


"To call him literate would be an understatement... Hinely's writing ability earns him a place alongside other Texas luminaries such as Earle, Van Zandt and Keen."
--Don Grant, Freight Train Boogie

"A song like "Giants" is one many of us will be humming to ourselves as we speak up, speak out and march towards voting booths in 2006 and 2008 to turn America around."
--Tony Peyser,

"One of the best albums I've heard this year...I can't recommend it highly enough to lovers of pure, organic music"
--Peter Ashton, Playing Out Loud, UK

"This Texas songwriter isn't afraid to use a guitar to get his message across... quality song craft."
--Paste Magazine

“A lyrical wordsmith who makes every song a memorable quote”
--Real Sound

“Few artists could cover such a broad range so well... placing Hinely in a group as talented as Steve Earle, John Prine or Hinely's musical hero Nick Lowe”

“versatile and of the most interesting songwriters on the Americana scene”
--Folk World Magazine