"With artfully crafted songs, masterful musicianship and humbled authenticity, John Hewitt is the full package and the real deal. John's natural ability to tell a story through song, combined with his down to earth welcoming of the audience into his world, are just two of the many noteworthy qualities that will ensure the continued success and longevity of his career."
Rhea March - Host & Producer 'It Takes A Village CJSR Radio Network
"Have you ever gone from “Who is this musician?” To “WHO is the musician?!!?” This was my experience in first seeing John Hewitt at the Canmore Folk Festival."
- Stuart Muir, New Moon Folk Club
“The song craft of John Hewitt is spot on. He not only tells a story but in an engaging way with complimentary lyrics, melody, and arrangements. Basically John is a hardworking artist that pays attention to all the details of his presentation and our audience loved it!"
- Gallery House Concerts
"Life Blood & Tears spins tales of heartbreak and death, love and forgiveness. The production is one step above demo quality, presenting the songs starkly with minimal production, allowing Hewitt’s voice — trained by singing above the din of countless boisterous barrooms — to cut through.
It’s a Funny Little World is an ode to John Prine, with Hewitt singing about the fragility of life over delicate guitar picking. Don’t Cry Molly has shades of Warren Zevon and Man of Constant Sin cherry picks from the Tom Petty catalogue.
Hewitt’s last album, Dead Lover, was a full-band affair, tapping into the folk-rock genre, making the tracks on Life Blood & Tears sound stark in comparison. Life Blood & Tears is a snapshot in Hewitt’s life, bare-bones songs recorded in the raw that yearn to be heard live from a stage."
- Chad Huculak, Edmonton Journal
"Wow, I got to meet John at Waynestock; he has an amazingly cool vocal presence and excellent songs."
- Ken Wilks, Fan & Supporter
"The listeners in the Archie Eichhorn Gallery connected with songs whose lyrical content was as compelling as the melodies. All the while Farrell's funky guitar sounds, ranging from wails to sonorous growls and thuds, added plenty of tone and colour"
- Marcus Day, Advance Times
"There is no dust on Sault Ste. Marie born, Edmonton based musician John Hewitt"
-Richard Emery, LA Beat