With solid production and marvelous Performances, ”Tengo Blues” is a fine showcase for Jonn Del Toro Richardson’s considerable
talent. -- Ron Weinstock Jazz and Blues Report, Issue 365
The title track….a brilliant instrumental incorporating a Latin jazz influence …There are wisdom and passion in the stinging lead lines and sharply slung chords, which build to a palpable tension climbing ever higher. …It’s Richardson at his best, drawing from his influences and intuition to create a soundtrack to the psyche. --Roger Wood, Living Blues
As a guitar player and in his general approach to making music, he’s what you’d call a steady rolling blues man – loping, rumbling and swaggering through a tune, determinedly unstoppable with the rest of us happy to be along for the ride – Rick Allen, Vintage Guitar
It was a long journey for Richardson to reach this debut and he flourishes as a leader. Nearing the end of 2015, count this as one of this year’s strongest blues releases.
– Jim Hynes, Elmore Magazine
This is the set we’ve been waiting for from this young bluesman!
– Sheryl and Don Crow, The Nashville Blues Society.
Kicks BUTT!!!! I loved every single minute of this CD. I added it to my collection already. Some really great traditional blues music on this CD. It really shows what Jonn Del Toro is capable of. He shows his versatility in clear cut form.
– .Matt @WYCE
Fair warning: fire comes out of that sea-green Fender when Richardson starts to wail.
– Houston Press