"Artists to Watch... Birds of Chicago's stripped down guitar-and-banjo Kickstarter-funded debut album is showing that there is whimsy to be found in the intensely personal, and magic hiding in even the thickest shadows."
-Kim Ruehl, About.Com Folk Music
"even given the buzz over Hogan's recent "I Like to Keep Myself in Pain" album, the year's biggest local roots surprise comes courtesy of JT Nero (nee Jeremy Lindsay) and Allison Russell. Teaming as Birds of Chicago, they project organic gospel, hillbilly, folk and soul elements that bridge traditional and modern approaches."
-Bob Gendron, The Chicago Tribune