"...everyone was all abuzz about The Whistlestop at NAMM. Thanks for coming out and lending your brand of cool to ours."
- Bob Taylor, President, Taylor Guitars
"The album's 12 songs glide along as smoothly as a well-tuned locomotive humming on down the track, with sweet harmonies and an overall amiability to go with virtuoso execution."
- David Menconi, The News & Observer
"Purity of faith is a holy aspiration that's celebrated at various points throughout the self-titled debut from Apex quartet The Whistlestop. On the other hand, music that's willing to mix things up—not to dilute, but to expand—has divine power all its own. That, more than anything, defines The Whistlestop's roll call.... It's old-time rock 'n' roll and blues and country and gospel, but none of those entirely."
- Rick Cornell, The Independent
"Mike Roy and Rob Watson are amazing songwriters in their own right, but few expected high-energy outlaw country when they formed like Voltron. Quite possibly the the most entertaining act in town..."