"Great guitar rock/power pop done up indie style. You can hear the Texas twang in the guitars and the blues back drop in the buried keys...This is bar band story telling at it's finest."
"Each time I've seen Sugarcane Mutiny they've reminded me of the Smithereens if Pat DiNizio and crew ran a dilapidated gas station with a black and white TV in the office. This Seattle quartet plays rootsy, jangly pop with an emphasis on songs as opposed to the requisite instruments and haircuts...Tarantino-like stories with five fingers on the bible and two crossed behind, baby. Yeah, they’re cool. These seasoned cats found a common thread - smart songwriting, stringent, catchy melodies and a dose of twang - on their CD that is spinning right now next to my black and white TV."
"Grant seems to remember something that many a coffeehouse twit with a guitar has forgotten: Good songwriting counts for a lot...Grant's lyricism is good, and his songs are often funny, containing the intelligence and wit so often missing from most modern music...a worthy effort..."
"Jess Grant's newest CD release, The Washington Waltz, is a shining success. With such a wealth of fresh, original ideas and ample time to digest them, hearing this recording is a relaxing, entertaining experience. Grant presents one outrageous or innovative idea after another, projecting a self-effacing honesty that many others would hesitate to expose..."