"Bobby Bridger’s A Ballad of the West trilogy - deeply felt and passionately expressed - is a treasure of the American spirit"
Bill Wittliff, screenwriter/producer Lonesome Dove, Legends Of The Fall, and The Perfect Storm
"...a wonderful piece of Americana based on a grand and majestic part of our historical background. It is thoroughly original and exciting in its concept."
Alvin Josephy, Editor
American Heritage Magazine
"A Ballad of the West is poetry to be chanted , sung and acted. It calls to mind the great mavericks Whitman, Sandburg and Earl Robinson. The form is speechsong, written for both eye and ear. It also happens to be electrifying theater."
Dale Wasserman, Playwright, Man of LaMancha, One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest
"A major work...a unique historical presentation of monumental dimensions."
The Buffalo Bill Historical Center
"Bridger’s songs and text are splendid."
Dee Brown, Author Bury My Heart At Wounded Knee
"Bobby Bridger has carved out a unique and captivating place for himself in our culture. A dramatist and a songwriter, an actor and a singer, a historian and a contemporary recording artist; Bridger speaks and sings with the many voices of the west, old and new. A Ballad of the West makes you listen, makes you learn and makes you dream."
Alan Menken, Playwright/Composer Little Shop of Horrors, and Disney’s Little Mermaid, Beauty and The Beast, Pocahontas,
The Hunchback of Notre Dame, and Hercules
"What came aimed directly at my heart was pure magic. A magic superseding words and tunes, an invocation of deep feeling... . This is the magic of Bobby Bridger’s A Ballad of the West...a magic that suggests that the richest storied fleece we still have to discover lies in the yet unplumbed psychic resources of America today."
Frank Waters, Author The Man Who Killed The Deer, The Book of the Hopi
"...a dynamite piece of work!"
Joel Oppenheimer The Village Voice
"I sincerely doubt that anyone will so completely capture the spirit of time and place as Bobby Bridger has done in A Ballad of the West. It is a triumph over time and space as all spiritual synthesis must be."
Vine DeLoria, Jr., Author Custer Died For Your Sins, God Is Red, Red Earth, White Lies
"...it blends history, music, poetry and fundamental values. Most important, it tells us something of who we are and how we got here."
Sam Stanley, Center for the Study of Man
The Smithsonian Institution
"Bridger is a ‘Shakespeare’ of the American West!"
George C. White, Founder and President
The Eugene O’Neill Theater Center
First Chairman of the Board, Sundance Institute
"...his songs cannot be measured in terms of money, because America is in desperate need of sunlight."
Hyemeyohsts Storm, Author Seven Arrows, The Song of Heyoehkah
"A Ballad of the West leaves me breathless -scope, imagination, heart, and above all the daring to reach for everything and seize it."
Win Blevins, Author Stone Song, and Give Your Heart To The Hawks