Review by Lonestar 99.5 FM for the JAB Fest 2018 opener "Kirk set the tone for a day of good ol' Texas Country music on Saturday. And this singer doesn't just talk the talk when it comes to the country music lifestyle. Kirk is actually the son of a third-generation farmer and grew up working on a Crosby County cotton farm."

There are southern gothic and Pentecostal country hues to the effort as a whole. Kirk’s growing vocals fit the feel like a glove. In many respects, “Pine Box” occupies the territory as Appalachian old-time traditional “Shady Grove.” It’s a little more bare bones though with Kirk and company just adding accents of the fiddle and a foot-stomper rhythm that feels just as much a reflective Sunday morning as it does rowdy Saturday night.”

Tom Mooney, New Slang

pine box - song and video review

"...as soon as the countrified vocals (and my they are classically trained in C&W) take control this brings us back down that dusty road and the warmth of the homestead. This is inch perfect country, hard to fault in fact." - Mp3hugger, review of Loud Mouth Young Boy title track. 

"...brimming with fiddle, steel and bass on ten songs - honest and emotional - centered around love, family, and faith..." - The Daily Country, album review of Loud Mouth Young Boy.