"...So, how did it happen? How did a college-bound black man become best friends with an often jail-bound redneck? That great Southern philosopher, Forrest Gump, probably said it best, "Life is like a box of chocolates, you never know what you are going to get."..."
"...It's family-friendly, and tickets are a steal: $15 for a two-day pass or $10 for one day. The team behind local cartoon short film The Hillbilly Philosopher will also be in attendance for a post-screening Q&A, including multi-talented, Emmy-nominated local Danu Uribe..."
"...Teetering dangerously on the edge of overexposure, this Portland quartet (original guitarist Dann Gallucci has returned) has had quite a year after nearly breaking up. Good News for People Who Love Bad News (Epic) is the group's fourth full-length and its best, poet-philosopher Isaac Brock having grown as a writer and even dared to star in his very first rock video..."
"...By the time we get to disc B, Strachwitz is all over the map charting new territory, even taking us to Europe where he recorded Big Mama Thornton and Buddy Guy. Highlights include the urban-country blues of Houston's Juke Boy Bonner, Chicago's rumbling Earl Hooker, Fred McDowell with Johnny Woods, San Antonio's favorite street philosopher, Bongo Joe, and one of the first recordings by former Arhoolie box-packer Charlie Musslewhite, backed by a young Robben Ford..."