“It is rare to hear this kind of blues performed so authentically this far north. His music moved me. Johnny Never is the real Deal” - Barry Pugh, President, Central Delaware Blues Society.”

— Barry Pugh, President Central Delaware Blues Society

"Some artists adopt a persona to use on stage to promote their music, But John Carleton AKA Johnny Never, has crawled into the skin of acoustic blues greats from the Piedmont to the Delta, and gives authenticity to the music that he has studied, performed and loved for so many years - so much so, that he is the spiritual son of many names both famous and long forgotten. His concerts with Philadelphia blues harp man John Colgan-Davis are redolent of Carey and Lurie or Sonny and Brownie, complete with the engaging backstories. All the old classics are performed with an easy elan, and their originals have a familiar and timeless ring. Catch these contemporary masters live if you can, you'll be glad you did." - Jamey Reilly, Jamey's House of Music”

— - Jamey Reilly, Jamey's House of Music

“... the Johnny Never Band could drive into a groove and play all night. Forget jam bands like Phish; the bluesmen were the original jam bands. The talent and authenticity of Never transported the audience to another time. When the show was over, it was 2011 again but the past was still ringing in our ears.” - ”

— Newtown Dispatch

Never Home is an exciting roots music CD featuring the gutsy blues of Johnny Never and the Solar Pimps (The Johnny Never Band). With Alan Lewine as its upright bassist, Johnny Never and the Solar Pimps is an all-acoustic roots blues band performing authentic Delta, Piedmont, and Eastern Texas Blues in addition to inspiring original Blues songs.”

— Jeremy C. Baguyos - Sounding Board Magazine

We have hired Johnny Never’s Delta Trio for three years in a row for our gala fundraiser ...People love what he does - it is unique, passionate - and skillfully performed". ”

— - Meg McCurtin - Greener Partners

"Johnny Never’s music fits in perfectly at NoraLees. Our customers love him. It’s always a great night when he is here.” ”

— Becky Smith - Nora Lees, Old New Castle