"Rik Palieri is one of the most unusual musicians in the world. He has mastered a rare musical instrument and presents it entertainingly to people that never thought they would enjoy hearing the Polish Bagpipe. May his art help bring our peoples together."
Rik & Utah on stage
"Rik writes outside of himself. He not only sings about what's going on inside of him, but what's going on around him. That's pretty damned rare these days. The ballad maker, the one who by moving and listening speaks for us, becomes us. These are fine songs from a fine man and valued friend. Take them in. Pass them along."
"We are greatly impressed by the unbelievable versatility of Rik palieri's talent, as both a song writer and musician. He can play with skill virtually all the "folk" instruments and is an inspiring singer and all around performer."
Sis Cunningham, Almanac Singer & Editor of Broadside Magazine
"Rik Palieri's music is marvelous, the variety is astounding and the sounds he produces are beyond belief."
Oscar Brand, WNYC - The American Folk Song Festival
"With a magic of music, dance and oratory, the ancestral voices of eastern Europe are heard through the artistry of Rik Palieri".
Kevin Locke, Native American flute player & hoop dancer
"Rik Palieri brings an array of instruments and years of touring the world delighting audiences to our stage. His original songs range from ethnic folk to blues, country and bluegrass. he's an exciting performer and is loved by young and old"
Jeff Miller, The Burlington Coffee House
"Rik is an energetic and compelling entertainer who puts feeling and expression into his playing and singing, and holds his audience with his dexterity on an usual assortment of instruments."
The Folk Rag, Brisbane Australi
"Rik's love of making and sharing music shines through, in language and melody that will surely prove as timeless as folk itself".
Pamela Polston, Seven Days
"I'm so happy to have had you at the Folk Capital of America here in Mountain View, Arkansas. Not only we need you, but the world needs you."
Jimmy Driftwood, "The Ozark Balladeer"