“Headley Village Hall vibrated Sat. to the acoustic sounds of BAAG’s Ballads against Bullies with Stuart Burns & Jack Warshaw. With a program of folksongs & blues, they played to a full house. Burns & Warshaw began their plunge with “Hello Stranger” from the Carter Family. Burns sang his original “Road Song” lamenting the death of the automobile from the price of gasoline. Stuart also sang a vivid picture of the beleaguered Texas Gulf shrimp industry with his song “Erica.” Audience response was huge, with donations and CD’s flying off the table. Burns and Warshaw then returned with a Texas song, “When First Unto This Country.” The set included Elizabeth Cotton’s “Freight Train Blues,” Stuart’s rendition of “Hurricane Angel” about the impact of the Katrina disaster on poor families. For the finale, the assembled artists got the audience singing “This Land is Your Land,” a fitting finish for this hugely enjoyed evening. ”

Jack Warshaw – Headley Post ~

“I caught an impromptu acoustic jam in Port A on Sunday, September 20th that was pretty amazing. It was in the gazebo in the courtyard at Neptune’s Lounge. Stuart Burns and guitar ace, Jack Gant are the nucleus of the jam and this week Stuart Burns (Port Aransas, TX by way of Berkley, San Francisco, and Austin) is a definite country blues and folk purist. When it rolled around to his number, he turned in a remarkable rendition of an old Dave Van Ronk song. This was no surprise to me. Burns is a staple on the island jam scene, and I’ve heard him blaze through fabulous takes of Pete Seeger, Ramblin’ Jack Eliot and Mississippi John Hurt, etc with great passion and authenticity. When he plays, you get the feeling that each song has a sort of historical significance and that his offering is solely for the sake of the song. I would bet he knows a thousand songs or more.”
Ronnie Narmour – Island Moon

“In an unrehearsed and spontaneous song swap by local folk guru, Stuart Burns, Steve Keith (New Orleans, LA) played two shows in the Greater Aransaplex area last weekend. The coalition of these two men, who are both well versed in the folk and traditional music arenas and are both scholars of the genre, created an evening of music that was as educationally revealing as it was musically gratifying. Burns has a remarkable ability to retain and perform an extensive repertoire of obscure traditional folk and blues songs with remarkable recall and authenticity. Collectively, these two fellows know enough songs to play one after the other for a month”
Ronnie Narmour – Island Moon Newspaper