“Funk and blues with a jam band feel- it’s all here on Shakin’ Woods debut 4 song E.P. The Blues Groove Sessions #1 is elemental with a thick backbeat and grooves as wide as any freeway you’d care to name. The two Stevies- Wonder & Vaughan- would dig it.” — John Kereiff – Music Reviews by The Rock Doctor
” Wrapping the release is Still Alive, a heavy weight blues rocker that really gives Russman the opportunity to show his chops and he’s not holding back.’ – Bmans Blues Report
““The Place to Be” leaves me with a big grin on my face as the friendly Phish-like groove creeps over to a psychedelic Hendrix-influenced bridge, and then back again. ” — PhillyCheezeBlues
Jan 16, 2021 – The Blues Groove Sessions #1 debuts a #17 on Roots Music Top 50 Blues Rock Album chart.