"Statesboro-born Brooks Williams releases his 17th album and brings with it a veritable feast of feel-good blues, utilising his trusty bottleneck and resonator guitar to great effect throughout. The album, mostly made up of self-penned songs with a nod to one or two country blues giants such as Son House on Grinning in Your Face and Mississippi John Hurt onLouis Collins, demonstrates some tightly arranged goodies, which brings out the very best in the guitarist's supporting cast; Jethro Tull's David Goodier on bass, Little Johnny England's PJ Wright on Dobro, pedal steel and slide guitar, Keith Warmington on harmonica and Helen Watson providing backing vocals."
- Allan Wilkinson, Northern Sky Magazine (Read Full Review)
"'Baby O!'" is Amherst resident Brooks Williams' 17th release. Recorded in Britain (where he spends a great deal of his time performing), Williams is backed by a fine collection of musicians, including current Jethro Tull bass player David Goodier. The songs here are a mix of originals and covers that showcase Williams' warm vocals and brilliant playing on acoustic and slide guitar. The disc opens with the folkie "Frank Delandry," which features some nice slide playing. Other highlights: an instrumental "Amazing Grace" and the twangy title track. As a musician who
blurs the lines between folk and blues, this is one of Williams' finest titles."
- Sheryl Hunter, The Recorder, Greenfield, MA, 7/15/2010
"Brooks Williams has been travelling the musicians road for 23 years now! All that travelling between the UK and US has shaped his style and songs to deliver some great uplifting and soulful sounds! Baby O! is a high class album with some great feel good tunes and catchy riffs, alongside some achingly good blues, his guitar version of Amazing grace is straight out of a forgotten era! We loved it!
Williams’ voice floats over foot-stomping grooves and rollicking guitar riffs supported by David Goodier’s bass, PJ Wright’s steel and dobro, and Keith Warmington’s harmonica. Produced by Williams and engineered by Andy Bell (Seasick Steve), Baby O! is his most immediate and compelling roots record to date."
- FolkRadio.co.uk (Read Full Review)