"Peter Case and Bob Neuwirth on the same stage? Well, alright then, just wind 'em up tighter than a cheap watch and let 'em go. Case comes from a long line of circus people, mostly fire eaters and knife throwers. Neuwirth was once married to Marilyn Monroe. For the price of a ticket you could get a full education."
Neuwirth is a master story-teller……….his vocals and writing are so unique, so heartfelt, so absolutely committed, even if he told us he had no idea what he was doing there. I was left feeling sad that I had never seen him before. Sad that he is not more known. His voice is somewhere between Ralph Stanley and Willie Nelson and his phrasing is nothing short of tremendous. His general style is very old school and very earnest even when you are howling with laughter along with the rest of the audience at some sharp and cutting humor within a song.
Vince Bell, Bob Neuwirth and Geoff Muldaur
Hyde Park Theater, Austin, TX
November 13th, 2005
The album's most moving track is also family-inspired: Bob Neuwirth collaborates with Willie Nelson's harmonica virtuoso, Mickey Raphael, on the beautiful "Rosalie," in which Escovedo recast love letters exchanged between his father and his mother back home in Mexico as whispered declarations of enduring love despite seven years of agonizing separation. A miniature, and a masterpiece.
By Richard Harrington
Washington Post Staff Writer
Sunday, August 1, 2004;
Havana Midnight is not the kind of record that grabs you by the throad and changes your perceptions with some loud musical statement. But one listen is enough for its subtle charm to creep under your skin and work its magic in mysterious ways. ****
Ernesto Lechner-Tower Pulse March 2000
"It's Neuwirth's best album and goes a long way toward explaining why he's such an underground legend."
Geoffrey Himes-New Country-June 1996
Last Day on Earth
"Last Day is something of a pop music Canterbury Tales."
The New York Times