“…witty, smart, raw.”
- New York Times
"...irresistible... my face hurts from smiling."
- Alison Krauss
"…the arch-elf of American music…"
- Charleston Gazette
"Billy Jonas is one of the most original, moving and simultaneously hilarious performers I've ever seen. Each song enters an unexpected world of its own, creates a film, a state of being, an unexpected. seemingly extemporaneous story; your story and mine, seen through the brilliant lens of Billy's muse and loving heart.”
- Peter Yarrow (of Peter, Paul and Mary)
"What a privilege to host Billy Jonas for a weekend of concerts! Traveling through Shabbat worship was joyful, spiritual and took us places we hadn't imagined. His Saturday night concert had us laughing but also moved us emotionally. And his interactions with our religious school families won them over from the first beat.”
"Some of the best family music I’ve ever heard.”
- Ezra Idlet (Trout Fishing in America)
- Parent’s Choice
- Ear Candy
- Sing Out! Magazine
- Dirty Linen Magazine
- David Dye, World Café
- Performing Songwriter Magazine
- George Graham (public radio host/music reviewer)
… first class … compelling, humorous, beautiful and brilliant! … the highlight of our season.”
-Ron Clearfield, Conductor, Blue Ridge Orchestra
“Within minutes, Billy gets all ages - truly - out of their chairs, fully participating in movement and spirited music. His lyrics and kavvanot (intros) help us think about our humanity, our Jewish heritage of values and teachings, and our connections/responsibility to nature. On the stage, the rhythm and sound of visually-captivating, found objects, each with its own story, make for an unforgettable prayer-concert.”
-Adam Stock Spilker, Rabbi, Mount Zion Temple St. Paul, MN
"Billy is a phenomenon! He is engaging and inspiring. All of us—from the littlest ones to their parents and grandparents—were dancing in the aisles to his magical beat. "
- Rabbi Joseph Skloot, WHC, Washington DC
"It's like nothing you've ever heard and yet it immediately becomes part of your playlist. In an era where music is predictable and formulaic, Billy Jonas breaks the mold and captures your heart...forever"
" ... a 'jaw dropper!' ... truly extraordinary, explosively creative, hilarious and consummately authentic. Billy stirs my soul ... he's one of a kind.
- Rick Recht, performer
- Cantor Rebecca Robins, Temple Sinai, Washington DC