"This local blues icon should cut an album and title it, with apologies to a certain Southern rock outfit, Pronounced 'Hec-tur Kir-ko.' But though some folks in Knoxville still can't say his last name correctly, they certainly like his music. Qirko's guitar stylings are a winning mix of cool Albert Collins terseness and Albert King grit, and his band plies a smooth, easy blues with smoky hints of rock and jazz. You might find more low-down 'n' dirty bluesmen around, but you'll rarely find one more tasteful."

hq by sally fisher (http://www.sallyfisher.net)

hqband-related articles (for CD reviews, see recordings):

Bristol Herald Courier, 12/24/09

Metro Pulse, 12/9/09

Asheville Citizen-Times, 10/9/09

Asheville Citizen-Times, 10/23/08

Johnson City Press, 8/15/08

Cityview- (interview with Steve), 2/08

Instapundit podcast interview, 7/2/07

Oak Ridger, 1/11/07

Johnson City Press, 12/29/06

Marquee Magazine, 5/06

Kingsport Times-News, 12/30/05

Metro Pulse, 7/21/05

Maryville Daily Times, 11/18/05

Panorama, 8/28/05 (in Albanian!)

Asheville Smoky Mountain News, 4/9/05

Maryville Daily Times, 1/28/05

Knoxville News-Sentinel, 3/5/04

Johnson City Barfly, 3/3/01

Knoxville News-Sentinel, 9/28/97

... and a couple in which we were "Quirked":

Oak Ridger, 9/26/97

Seymour Times, 5/13/07