"THE Folk Protest album for the 21st Century. A recording of enormous SIGNIFICANCE, This is a declaration of independence from tyranny both social and artistic." - The late Joe Phillips (liner notes from the producer of the 2008 reissue)
"If I was a rich man I'd buy about 50,000 copies of Mark Brine's CD "American Bleak House" and not only send to all my friends for inspiration but to politicians, preachers, lawyers, scam artists, greed hounds, and every other rotten egg that tears my world apart. Forget comparisons to Dylan and Guthrie. This is pure Mark Brine, screaming, pleading, and bleeding from the heart, with a double shot of truth we all need to hear.. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED. "- Eddie Russell/Country Eastern/Outlaw For Peace Radio.