Kevin Bryan  (music critic)
     "..."ordinary folks," showcases the excellent New England trio at their most compelling. ..."
      Kevin’s reviews are syndicated to up to approx. 90 other regional UK newspaper   Full Review

Bluestown Music  Geritt Schinkel   " impressively beautiful album. ..."    Full Review

The Rocking Magpie    Roy Peak
     "...World weary minimalist country songs...“ordinary folks” lives, cut like a knife, leaving a strong impression..." 
     "...With a good eye for detail and a perfect voice for melancholy (Barry’s vocal chords fire up in a similar way as does          Paul Westerberg’s..."  “New Year’s Eve, Somewhere in the Midwest” could be a Country Cousin to the songs on                    Bruce  Springsteen’s Nebraska...." Full Review

Music Web News    4/5 Stars Andy Snipper
     "...The songs are each highly individual, beautiful and crafted with great skill... an  uncomfortable view of                                     America but played brilliantly and observed with care and heart…”  Full Review

Country Music People magazine  December 202o   Americana Roundup by Michael Hingston
     “…The finished article was worth the effort and the wait…”  Magazine Link

At The Barrier     John Barlass
     "...Rootsy Americana combo, The Pawn Shop Saints, reappraise Trumpland and offer empathy and praise...."
      "...Make no mistake, the songs we have here are album that will be enjoyed for years to            come...." Full Review

Rootstime         Dani Heyvaert -      “…I dare to call this “a great little record”…” Full Review

Maximum Volume - Rating 9/10
     "...These songs are for us….you can see exactly why Barry has been compared to Jason Isbell,
        "Dry River Song” would have many an Americana artist getting very excited. To be truthful, not many
         of them could have made this record
. To do that takes a rare talent, one that the four men
         here clearly have.   Full Review

MusicRiot  UK
     “..."Ordinary Folks” is a grainy black and white photo of life in the towns after the vultures have picked
            the bones clean and moved on
...."  Full Review

Lonesome Highway       Stephen Rapid        “…rewarding and restorative…”Full Review

Roots In November   David Pearson             “…It’s gritty, it’s bleak, it’s totally Americana…”  Full Review

Lonestar Time            Remo Ricaldone  Italy
     “…melancholy, mystery and 'dark' storytelling which is a bit characteristic of the Deep South..."
                     Full Review

Paris - Move    Patrick Dallongeville
     “…the Pawn Shop Saints paint a striking portrait of an America album as woody as the landscapes and characters               that inspired it.…” Full Review

The People of the Blues       Michele Manzotti                “…excellent songwriting…”   Full Review

Rootsville     "...wonderful storytelling..."  Full Review 

Keys and Chords     
Marino Serdons     “…the hard life, put to melody …” Full Review

Country Music & Dance in Scotland     Stewart Fenwick -    “…an album of simple observations…”   Full Review

Ruta 66  Eloy Pérez
     "...A work that contains much more substance than it seems at first glance. …the little details, the lyrics
          and the stories behind each song end up catching you...."  Full Review


Three Chords and The Truth

      "...a decisive slab of acute perceptive songwriting wrapped in a sound that echoes the curiosity of a

            southern road trip..."  Full Review

Written In Music     Cis van Looy       4/5 stars    "...Another impressive piece of work by a gifted songsmith...."

                     Full Review


Folk and Tumble    Damian McNairney

      "...It's a deceptively tuneful and honest look at lives in smalltown America...."  Full Review


Fatea Magazine     Mike Davies  "...these 'ordinary folks' are very special indeed....  Full Review

Real Roots Cafe   Fred Schmale  "...a special songwwriter....his songs are excellent, the atmosphere he evokes

      is dark , gloomy, and hazy...beautiful music..." Full Review  

RNR Magazine   Jeremy Searle   "...stripped back, sparse, and above all, honest (songs)..."

Heaven (Netherlands) 3.5 stars  Pieter Wijnstekers  "...excellent Americana by an excellent songwriter..."       Full Review