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REVIEWS
[For the CD and for the CD-based show “I Got A Republican Up My Ass”]

“I like your songs.”

- Nina Simone (Jazz artist extraordinaire)
-Cornel West (Prominent Black scholar)
-Robert McChesney (Author-“Rich Media, Poor Democracy”)
-Jim Hightower (Populist Troublemaker)
-Bernard Weiner (Editor - “The Crisis Papers”)
-Harvey Reid (International Troubador)
-Papa John Kolstad (Father of Music)


“Eskit’s new album is a hilarious antidote to current despair. His song “Hail To The Thief” should be a progressive classic! Eskit is an accomplished pianist and a delightful storyteller.”

-Lydia Howell, producer of ‘Catalyst’, KFAI, Minneapolis



“The record sounds like the soundtrack to a musical, but at this point free thinkers across the country should be willing to take what they can get.”

-Michael Henningsen, “Alibi” weekly, Albuquerque, New Mexico


“Thanks for the performance! I could hear the mayor laughing…. Your energy isastounding ….”

-Margaret Vaillancourt (Friend of Eskit)


“I saw the show. See it! My fave number is “Let’s Put Congress On The Minimum Wage”. There was a 4-year old in the audience who waited the WHOLE show to see Eskit in the chicken suit.”

-Susu Jeffreys, Poet and Activist, Minneapolis


“One of the more talked-about shows at the summer’s Fringe Festival was titled
‘I Got A Republican Up My Ass’.”

-Dominic Papatola, Theater Critic, St. Paul Pioneer Press


“It’s a scary thought, but go with me: What if peppy political songster Mark Russell had a bastard love child with wacky radio host Dr. Demento? They probably would conceive a guy like Eskit, our host for this political cabaret. A throwback who actually ran for President in 1976, Eskit fits the mold of a bad-haired, 70’s-era comedian (think George Carlin and Gallagher, only weirder). His clever piano ditties include “God Bless The Guns” and “Send A Dollar To The Lord In Care Of Me”…. His character “Potty-Mouth Chicken”, a fuzzy-suited bird who yells expletives at Republican politicians, is just plain bizarre.”

-Carolyn Petrie, Minneapolis Star Tribune



“What a voice.”

-Susan Stamberg (Former host of ‘All Things Considered’)



“Eskit’s songs remind me of Bertholt Brecht.”

- Larry Long (Environmentalist/Musician)



“Eskit is a combination of George Carlin and Tom Lehrer”.

-Bill Hinckley (Folksinger / Activist)



“Indulgent …. Time-wasting crap …. And I’m better looking.”

-A lawyer