"Beautifully Orchestrated and flawlessly performed...a delightful tribute to the music and should be added to the collections of everyone who considers himself (or herself) a lover of Chicago Blues."
"...Chicago Blues: A Living History is as close to the glory zone as we’re going to get these days, when so many of the style’s creators have gone on to higher ground. Luckily for us, that’s close enough."
"...It's required listening for Blues 101, and a complete urban blues primer for blues fans new and old."
"...A perfect production. Highly recommended."
"...An excellent selection."
—Folk and Acoustic Music Exchange
"We cannot go back to 1940 and re-create the recording of “My Little Machine” but when you pop disc one in your player and hear Billy Boy Arnold and Johnny Iguana at the piano, you’ll realize this may be the next best thing...all the songs sound amazingly fresh."
—Toronto Blues Society
"This is one fantastic collection that any fan of Chicago Blues will love. "
—Suncoast Blues Society
"Triumphant...Astonishing. Their time travel not only reveals such evolutionary trends as harp methodologies, the extended solo, and the transition of power from piano to guitar. It is genuine Living History."
"This isn't an anthology, but rather a loving tribute performed by a group of artists with careers and associations that stretch from the beginning of the Chicago blues era to the modern day. Chicago Blues: A Living History is a perfect introduction for those unfamiliar with the music and its history, and will be a welcome new friend for long-time fans of the style."
"...A terrific idea that plays out beautifully!"
—Chico News and Review
"...Timely and much needed... Should be in any blues fan's collection."
—Sing Out! Magazine
"Chicago Blues: A Living History shows how it is supposed to be done. This is deep blues indeed...a lock for this year’s list of best blues releases."
"A complete Success."
—Blues Matters Magazine