“One of America’s premiere outdoor fair and festival performers.”

  • —Robert S. O’Neil, Philadelphia Inquirer

“A winning performance…. Everyone should hear Ray Owen. Not only is he a terrific entertainer, but he performs any piece in a professional, yet unique way. I’m glad we found him. If he doesn’t make you laugh, nobody will.”

  • —Tom Morris, Entertainment Chairman,
    10th Annual Tri-State Banjo and Fiddle Championship,
    as reported in the Cumberland Times

“Immense repertoire, witty…. Excellent rapport with the audience. Thanks for three excellent performances.”

  • —Ken Wren, Campus Center Manager Allegheny College

“Great singer, good arrangements … Great beat and instrumentation.”

  • —Chrissy Halsey, Warner/Elektra/Asylum Music, Inc.,
    Nashville, Tenn.

“A good streak of laughs and the right touch of serious reflection.”

  • —Mark A. Redd, review in April 1986
    issue of Songwriters Association of Washington

“By far the best performer we’ve had this year... The students really loved his show, already asking him to return soon… an exceptional professional performer.”

  • —Lynn Mauer, Assistant Director of Student Programs and Services,
    Penn State University/York Campus

“An infectious and powerful performance of music… a talented musician who whips up an entertaining performance of music to delight audiences of all ages.”

  • —Harrisburg Patriot, 5th Annual Pennsylvania National Arts and Crafts Show,
    the Harrisburg Farms Show Complex

“Positively Infectious!”

  • —Herbert H. Nauss, Jr., Director of Student Activities,
    Wilson College, performance review

“You can take great pride in the lasting contributions you are making to our Nation’s cultural heritage an invaluable source of cultural enrichment for youngsters across the United States. Barbara joins me in sending best wishes for every future success. God bless you.”

  • —Letter from President George Bush,
    the White House, Washington, D.C.

“A great multicultural presentation…and outstanding talent…. Vice President Al Gore and our families extend to you their most sincere gratitude and hope that the New Year brings you much joy and success.”

  • —Letter from President Bill Clinton,
    the White House, Washington, D.C.