“My new definition of underground: singer-guitarist Daniel Hutchens and guitarist Eric Carter, friends since they met in elementary school…and, for the past 23 years, the sturdy, stubborn axis of the Athens, Georgia band Bloodkin…on BABY, THEY TOLD US WE WOULD RISE AGAIN, Bloodkin are at a hot peak in their odyssey, opening with the hypnotic hell of “The Viper,” a catalog of addictions checked off by Hutchens in a belly-to-the-bar drawl against a seventies-Neil Young tornado of banjo, dirty guitars and prairie-chapel organ. The spike and clash of Carter and Eric Martinez’s guitars in “Wait Forever” suggest Keith Richards and Ron Wood–armed with Civil War bayonets.”
-DAVID FRICKE in ROLLING STONE

“BABY, THEY TOLD US WE WOULD RISE AGAIN is the title of Bloodkin’s new album and it’s truly one of the best damned Rock and Roll albums that I have heard in many a year…life-affirming rock and roll in the grandest tradition…one of the most under-rated bands on Earth.”
-PATTERSON HOOD of DRIVE-BY TRUCKERS

“From the very beginnings of Widespread Panic to today and beyond, Bloodkin has been one of our greatest influences. Danny and Eric’s music has a consistent blend of poetry, intestinal fortitude, and song-craftmanship that I envy. I can hope their example sinks in to my own approach to music. We can voyeuristically cover their songs during our sets but ultimately it’s best to listen to Bloodkin and surrender to what is coming at you––pure intention in the form of music. Bloodkin’s presence in, and their approach to, rock & roll or whatever you call it––is as much of what makes up the backbone of the Athens music story as any other band that has come through this town. That’s what Danny and Eric mean to me.”
-JOHN BELL of WIDESPREAD PANIC

“We had Vic’s song and a Danny Hutchens song [on DIRTY SIDE DOWN]…That’s when we started talking about the fact that we were covering a song from Vic and a song from Danny, so why shouldn’t we do one by Jerry [Joseph]? These are the three biggest songwriting influences in our band’s life.”

-DAVE SCHOOLS of WIDESPREAD PANIC in BLURT ON