What People are Saying

  • Stewart Oskenhorn

    " The music is instantly fresh, a jazz-tinged, song-oriented, slightly jamming take on new grass". "The songwriting is sophisticated with twist that take the music several steps from the expected".

  • Maurice Teilmann

    " Free Peoples are porch rock pros with down home rustic charm and sure footed modesty. Dont miss this fine acoustic act".

  • David Gans

    "Free Peoples kicks a certain kind of high energy retro butt. Great grooves, fine songs, and damn fine lead playing by Johnny Downer. Huge energy, great style".

  • Forestville Gazette

    " Yes you can dance to them, but you want to stop and listen because of the complexity of the rhythms and the quality musicianship".

  • Herbie Herbert

    Herbie Herbert former manager of Journey and Steve Miller band “Free Peoples rocks! I was impressed by how good this band was. I loved the up-tempo “ new grass” songs beautifully performed and executed! I can see why they are becoming one of the hottest new bands in the San Francisco area.”

  • Jefferson Public Radio

    “Free Peoples have quietly become one of the best American roots bands. Fine harmonies, blues and jazz edges and rock elements all combine into a cohesive joyful sound. Their new CD, Sittin’ on a Goldmine, is another tight, focused work with impeccable musicianship and excellent songs. While some folks soar on the Dead, Phish or String Cheese Incident, I soar on Free Peoples. They’re as good as it gets.”