“Jay W. Wilkins fine harmonica work and “made for the blues” vocals round out this talented quartet.”
    Terry Marshall – BluesOnStage review of “The Blues Kings.”




“Wilkins has a very fine voice and adds to the buoyant atmosphere with his steady smile.  Get out and see this band soon – they are a pile of fun!”
    Ann Wickstrom – BluesOnStage live review at The Landing




“His harp stylings can stand up to just about anybody in a talented field of blues harmonica players…..Jay’s vocal’s are convincing and strong, and his songs are well crafted.”
    Paul Rossez – liner notes from “Keep On Rollin’.”




“Jay Wilkins paints his jabbing, slicing harmonica riffs in gorgeous blue tones.”
    Jeff Calvin – Blues Review magazine review of “The Blues Kings.”




“The Rectifiers draw material from the Chicago masters but also look to the early melding of gospel, rock-a-billy, blues, and country that can be found in the early Sun and Excello recordings.  The personnel behind Jay’s harp varies, but the lineup is guaranteed to be top notch.”
    Minnesota Blues Society webpage article




“The Rectifiers heated it up on a cold night.”
    Minnesota Blues Society live review at Nuemann’s Bar




“For fans of 1950’s Chicago blues, this stripped down, four piece outfit does a credible job of recreating a vintage sound.”
    Craig Ruskey – Blues Review magazine review of “Keep On Rollin’.“




Recognitions

Blues Harp Fest – 2008
Blues Harp Extravaganza – 2002

Both of these events featured the top harp players in the Twin Cities.




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