Pull Quotes

“This is joyous sensory overload.” -Time Magazine

“The best performance of the evening – or at least the most memorable – was Bhi Bhiman’s solo acoustic take on ‘When Doves Cry,’ his vocals giving off a haunted air that left the crowd speechless.” -Rolling Stone

“Perhaps most astonishingly, folk guitarist Bhi Bhiman transformed “When Doves Cry” into a foreboding murder ballad. In spinning the song in a different direction, Bhiman made a song everybody knew backwards into a wholly new thing.” -Entertainment Weekly

“What a voice Bhi Bhiman has: full-bodied and brawny but delicate, the sort of instrument that might encourage a singer to rest on his laurels and not worry about the words he applies it to. But on “Bhiman” (BooCoo) Mr. Bhiman shows himself to be much wiser than that. This electric album is full of songs that are socially astute and a little wry and delivered with the panache of old standards, a melange of 1920s blues, 1960s folk and 1970s soft rock.” -Jon Caramanica, The New York Times

“Wry and subversive, the writing and performances here are first-rate, folk-based and undeniably unique.” -Bill Friskics-Warren, The Washington Post

“Bhiman’s songs would be remarkable from anybody: He’s a penetrating melodist as well as an accomplished guitarist and a striking singer.” -Robert Christgau, NPR: All Things Considered

“BHIMAN is a feast. Track after track is fulfilling, evocative and tender in all the right spots.” -Kristen Blanton, Paste album review

“Pure Americana folk — the most exciting I’ve heard in a long while” -Thomas Connor, Chicago Sun-Times

“In the great tradition of epic vocalists whose genderless, creator-of-the universe pipes that rock you to the very core of your being, comes Bhi Bhiman.” -My Old Kentucky Blog


Bhi Bhiman is an American original, and yet he seems transported from an era when songs were more important than the pretty faces that delivered them. His rich, bellowing tenor can soothe or explode at a moment’s notice. His lived-in, knowing delivery belies his years. His songwriting, too, is quick to captivate. Bhi’s mix of humor and deep empathy puts him in the company of distinguished (and much older) lifelong songsmiths like John Prine, Nick Lowe and Randy Newman. And Bhiman’s technical, emotive guitar playing rises to the challenge that his striking voice presents. Read More…

13 Questions for Bhi

Who are your top 5 favorite singers? Nina Simone, Bon Scott, Frank Sinatra, Levon Helm, Ray Charles. 5 is not enough. Mavis & Pops Staples, Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan, Richard Manuel, Sam Cooke, Chris Cornell, Sly Stone, Dion

Favorite movies? Coming to America, Major League, Butch Cassidy & the Sundance Kid, Munich, Platoon, Jurassic Park. Read More…