|ooGene and Gayla Mills|
photo by Gary Alter
If Stones Could Talk:
"For those that love fables of experience, tragedy, love and endeavour both happy and sad plus the indefinable human essence that comes in spades with Americana, this is an album you must have. If these songs don’t move you, then your soul is made of stone."
“Master Craftsman of American song forms, Gene Mills, along with his wife Gayla, have created another gem of original music with "If Stones Could Talk." Stories revealed from modern times to past along with his stellar guitar work show why Gene continues to be one of my favorite writers and musicians.”
“Skillful and witty writing, clean and tasteful guitar picking, heartfelt lyrics. Very enjoyable!”
Google translation from Dutch review:
"For the lead vocals in the songs change both regularly than the other but what makes harmony vocals. This couple is possessed by the music that is made clear in almost every song on this album. With three songs in the bluegrass style, two pure country songs, five typical folk songs and two instrumental contributions, "If Stones Could Talk" is a pretty diverse album that you can smoothly from start to finish listen."
Waiting for Rain:
“A charismatic acoustic collection of beautiful, rural story songs…a compelling and seasoned effort”
"[The] songwriting, singing and picking are top notch."
“The dynamic between the both of them is just beautiful. It’s a sweet thing to watch.”
“"Gene's rich vocals and poignantly moving songwriting combined with Gayla's harmony and bass make this duo one of the best (and also one of the best-kept secrets) in the central Virginia music scene."
"Gene and Gayla… enjoy a wide regional audience in the folk and bluegrass tradition of character-driven storytelling."