What They Are Saying About John's Band:

"...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..."

-- Matt Whorf (Blueswire)

"...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."

-- Rick Small (Boston Globe)

"...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!"

-- Diana Shonk (Blues Audience)

"...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 ...""

-- Steve Morse (Boston Globe)

"...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 ...""

-- Gordon Geyerhahn (Newsletter of the Southern Maine Blues Society)

"...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 ...""

-- Jay Miller (Patriot Ledger)

"...Guitarist John Putnam is particularly entertaining as well as one hell of a guitar player ...""

-- Ross Rude (The Nice Paper)

"...'Used Blues' swings with the best of them ... these three guys burn it up ..."

-- Douglas Sloane (Metronome Magazine)

"...This trio has been setting houses on fire over the last year in all the blues/rock venues in and around Boston ...""

-- Richard Small (South Look)