Jeff Glover - Foxbeard.com
"Jonathan Warren & The Billy Goats are something different, and I like that. I like the upbeat Americana and Rock feel that The Billy Goats have. Based out of Boise, Idaho it’s no wonder these biscuit eaters are starting to gain a following. Up here in the Northwest music is a big deal, especially Americana & Folk, and being just a few hours away from Seattle, Jonathan and the band are going to fit into that picture very nicely."
"Like a wandering mysterious traveler, Jonathan Warren & The Billy Goats don’t quite belong in country, or folk, nor alternative, yet they spend their days smoothly passing through each, leaving an identifiable and memorable fusion of all. Raggedly soothing duel vocals, violin, banjo, mandolin, upright bass and heavy dose of swagger make up the Progressive PsychoBilly Folk Grass that is the Boise band."
Andrew Smentkowski - CommonFolkMusic.com
Andrew Crisp - Boise Weekly
"The dry air and high altitudes of Colorado must be good for the new breed of young bluegrass bands. In the same company as other mountain state champs, The Lumineers and The Hackensaw Boys, Jonathan Warren & The Billy Goats play a catchy, high energy version of bluegrass. Their new song, “GreyHound,” has that cold and lonely feel that brings to mind the minor key winter classics “Hazy Shade of Winter”and “California Dreaming.” They’re a string band, yeah, and they have some of that old timey vaudeville thing going on but they mix it with some great pop sensibilities and end up with a unique sound."
"While their tastes may seem transparent, their style of barroom bluegrass on this album won't leave a guy crying in his glass. JWBG are the type to drag in a straight-laced suit off the sidewalk, sling one back with him and then get him stomping to the beat on dusty floorboards."