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THE ALBUQUERQUE TRIBUNE
Paul Maldonado
"This St. Louis five-piece plays pop in the singer/songwriter tradition ... AC (adult contemporary) pop in the vein of the Dave Matthews Band"
BULLZ-EYE.com
Greg M. Schwartz
"Many may think John Boy’s Courage is Collective Soul upon first listen, due to how vocalist/acoustic guitarist Todd Sarvies’ voice recalls Ed Roland’s gritty vocals."
iCHANNEL.com
Rider
"John Boy's Courage played all of your favorite songs from 'Indian Summer' to 'Wither'."
KDHX.org
Matt Champion
"John Boy’s Courage, the vehicle of Todd Sarvies, put on a technically flawless performance ..."
LAWRENCE.com "The voice, the words, the quiet moments interspersed with full-on rock, the pop sensibilities-all of these will soon have you falling for John Boy's Courage."
METROMIX ST. LOUIS
Meaghan Anselm
"This simple musician, armed with his guitar, has big plans with his band John Boy's Courage. The gang is surely on its way."
METROMIX ST. LOUIS
Jason Gonulsen
"For local rocker and songwriter Todd Sarvies, a big break has come in the form of P. Diddy's 'Starmaker' ... "
MTV REMOTE
CONTROL BLOG

Control Freak
"At the end of the Starmaker journey, it came down to two very talented singers ..."
MUSIC SNOBBERY.com
Chris
"CMJ Marathon 2007 Weird Band Name List ... "
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Laura Hamlett
"It's no coincidence the brand-new debut CD from STL super smooth pop-rockers John Boy's Courage is entitled The Fall Precaution...because "fall" is precisely what you're going to do when you listen to it."
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TFP Review

Amanda Pelle
"Listening to The Fall Precaution provokes sensations akin to the upsurge of serotonin into the bloodstream after a bout of ardent lovemaking."
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CMJ Review

Laura Hamlett
"An impassioned and emotionally raw acoustic perfromance."
THE RIVERFRONT TIMES
Christian Schaeffer
"Todd Sarvies, lead singer and songwriter for John Boy's Courage, has a voice made for modern-rock radio. His whisper-to-a-scream range can handle breathless confessionals and the occasional soul-unloading howl."
THE RIVERFRONT TIMES
Annie Zaleski
"Local singer-songwriter Todd Sarvies -- better known as John Boy's Courage -- is one of fourteen contestants on P. Diddy's new MTV reality series, StarMaker."
ST. LOUIS POST-DISPATCH
Kevin C. Johnson
"You have to love a thoughtfully layered CD title like "The Fall Precaution," from new rock-pop band John Boy's Courage. The band's must-listen CD, a local critical favorite ...
ST. LOUIS POST-DISPATCH
Kevin C. Johnson
"The latest St. Louis performer making his way into the reality-show realm is Todd Sarvies of local band John Boy's Courage."
ST. LOUIS POST-DISPATCH
Kevin C. Johnson
"St. Louis rocker Sarvies was the first finalist up on the show ... his vocals were great and he killed it ..."
ST. LOUIS POST-DISPATCH
Kevin C. Johnson
"Judges said he had great stage presence and voice, and called him a full package. He was told he'll have groupies because he's such a rock star."
ST. LOUIS POST-DISPATCH
Kevin C. Johnson
"He's a star in the making, he gets better week after week, he's a true front man ..."
ST. LOUIS POST-DISPATCH
Kevin C. Johnson
"Todd Sarvies survived yet another week on the MTV reality show "P. Diddy's StarMaker," taking him one step closer to a Bad Boy Records contract."
ST. LOUIS POST-DISPATCH
Kevin C. Johnson
"Sarvies, known locally for his band John Boy's Courage, survived another week ..."
ST. LOUIS POST-DISPATCH
Kevin C. Johnson
"Lady Gaga said Sarvies has that "thing," that "screw loose" that everybody wants to see ..."
ST. LOUIS POST-DISPATCH
Kevin C. Johnson
"he always brings the energy, is fearless and non manufactured, that it's clear he loves what he does, and that he gave moments of pure genius ..."
ST. LOUIS POST-DISPATCH
Kevin C. Johnson
"Diddy said he really loved his performance in the finale and that Sarvies did his thing."
ST. LOUIS POST-DISPATCH
Kevin C. Johnson
"STL rocker Todd Sarvies is a winner ..."
ST. LOUIS SOUND
Laura Hamlett
"passionate and poetic, emotional and honest. His powerful vocals range from strong singing to whispers to screamed pleas; behind these are woven an interplay of guitars, bass, drums and piano. The music's pop-rock, AAA, radio-ready but utterly grounded, songs you can touch and feel and wrap around yourself."
THE UNIVERSITY LEADER
Hayley Charles
"Hays is just one stop on a tour across the nation, John Boy's Courage hopes to impact many with this performance."



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