"No matter what part of the roots genre he tackles, he nails it... solid, warm grooves and a skillful blend of '60s R&B with Nashville sounds from the same era."
"A veritable feast... he can perform in any roots style, putting them all together simply requires good songs. He has them here. "
-Maple Blues Magazine, Toronto
"Browne's masterful manipulation of electric and acoustic 12- and six-string guitars is wonderful... Beautifully wrought, easygoing, soulful sounds that might make you wonder if the singer-guitarist was born in another era."
"Michael Jerome Browne digs deep to create a full-bodied work that should gain him some well-deserved wider attention. He sings and plays his butt off all over this thing... It's also worth mentioning that he's a damn entertaining guitarist who swaps boring note production for licks with personality and charm, leaving practically no mess whatsoever."
-What's On Winnipeg
"This Beautiful Mess is anything but disorganized, a collection of pristine-sounding folk, blues and pop."
-Now Magazine, Toronto
"A creative innovator who often blends different musical strains in fresh ways."
"Songs such as the melancholy The War Will End and the exquisite (Each Time) I Dream Of Meeting You - a country ballad worthy of vintage Willie Nelson - seem to flow so easily from Browne and band that one might wonder why the artist waited so long to unveil such fine country-soul creations."
"The songs touch on separation, longing and the cost of war, and have good melodic hooks"
"This Beautiful Mess expands the folk-based country blues and electric blues of his earlier excellent outings, and ranges into country, gospel and R&B territory... Browne's husky, assured tenor and tasty finger work dominate the generally upbeat tone."
"Like other virtuosos, he never lets his prowess get in the way of a good story."
"Browne's Indiana roots curl through the soulful Americana-drenched sounds of these 15 cuts."
-What's On Winnipeg
"A very expressive singer and a marvelous musician."
"Browne shares songwriting duties with B. Markus and has turned out some fascinating songs. Not just riffs but real songs."
-Green Man Review
"Michael Jerome Browne is one of my most favorite musicians on the scene today. His heartfelt original songs and soulful blend of blues and country sounds are the real deal."