Entertainment Weekly
Chris Whitley Dirt Floor
April 3, 1998

"Whitley has stripped down his music to the basics--voice and guitar--and
the results are a perfect example of addition by subtraction. Infused with
a craggy grace and intensity, 'Dirt Floor' has the honest and power to
withstand comparisons to the music of Whitley's obvious influences--Son 
House and Robert Johnson."

Mirkin gives this recording an "A-".