"John Flynn is the real deal. His work follows in the footsteps of
Woody Guthrie, Pete Seeger, Kris Kristofferson, and other social
justice troubadours as he speaks the truth and gives a voice to
society’s disenfranchised. His work fills your heart and opens your
eyes as he continues to walk the walk of a true advocate for
equality, justice, and peace."
-- Deana McCloud, Executive Director, Woody Guthrie Center
"John Flynn is a searcher, a seeker after justice, after truth
telling, after forgiveness, after mercy. That’s the name of his
latest album—“Mercy.” He sings with a voice that bears witness to a
life’s journey toward that place we all yearn for—the place of inner
peace. John has benefitted from the friendship and mentoring of Kris
Kristofferson, another seeker, who has given the devil a run for his
money and come out smiling. With this album John Flynn acknowledges
Kris’s influence and continues his own journey, inviting us to join
him in discovering the power of mercy, of “sweet forgiveness” in our
lives. Take him up on his invitation, listen to the songs and
discover it for yourself."
"Nothing makes me cling to
hope more than a song from rabble rouser do-gooder John Flynn."
--Kathy O'Connell, WXPN
"The only reason John Flynn
doesn’t have half a dozen songs in Woody Guthrie, Pete Seeger and
Alan Lomax’s book Hard Hitting Songs for Hard-Hit People is
that when they started writing, John hadn’t even been born yet. But
he’s a worthy heir to the tradition and to the commitments Seeger,
Lomax and Guthrie represent. John can hit hard, but he does it with
humanity, heart and often humor. When he follows a powerful ballad
about the tough lives of prisoners with a children’s song
about “duck doo” on your pickup truck, it’s hard not to imagine
Pete, Woody and Alan smiling and singing along."