John Boutté sings for all those in New Orleans and everywhere, that don't have a voice, were forgotten, denied, neglected...you get the idea. His singing exalts feelings and emotions few can express much less convey. He is that soul singer that only comes around once in a generation, this is his time!!
John Boutte is New Orleans' best-kept secret, and
possibly its strongest voice. -Larry Blumenfeld, Village
There was both authority and magnetism in his version of
Steve Goodman's 'City of New Orleans.' Mr. Boutte
recorded it several years ago with a bluegrass band called
Uptown Okra, and his arrangement with Mr. Duke preserves
a similar rollicking feel. -Nate Chinen, NY Times