"...Putnam and crew show themselves more than capable of transferring the
excitement of the their live clubs sets into the studio... Putnam's tough-edged
axe soloing consistently manages to turn up the heat..."
"...the band has devotees throughout the New England blues scene... Putnam's
growling, twangy voice seems sprung from a Mississippi juke joint -- it honky-tonk
hot and cool, it fits... His fine guitar playing along with his playful stage
presence command attention."
"...John ... with his hard driving fever pitch energy ... turns into a dynamo on
the stage... By the end of the first set John will have expended more energy
than all the dancers on the packed dance floor ... One night at the Yardrock, I
witnessed an unusual outpouring of support. The band was playing an original tune
and about twenty people in the audience were clapping and mouthing the words to
each other, and they knew them all!"
"...The [Tam's] blues series has some strong names in John Putnam & Used Blues ...
Putnam and Used Blues got the series off to a classy start last weekend ... a
true student of the genre ... impressive traditionalists ...""
"...Boston based blues man John Putnam fronts a trio of class and style ...
using nifty jazz chording and throwing solos which are equal parts blues, jazz,
rock, and Putnam quirkiness, Putnam comes up with very unique and genuine
pieces of work ...""
"...Used Blues still performs the most effervescent brand of blues around with
Putnam and company turning almost everything into a vibrant celebration of the
form... smoking rhythm section ...""
"...Guitarist John Putnam is particularly entertaining as well as one hell of a
guitar player ...""
"...'Used Blues' swings with the best of them ... these three guys burn it up ..."
"...This trio has been setting houses on fire over the last year in all the
blues/rock venues in and around Boston ...""