Press Comments

NEW YORK TIMES:
"Just when they seemed lost, the old prophets re-appear and after Jim Albertson's performance, the audience heaved what sounded like a deep nostalgic sigh."

PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER:
"Whether telling tall tales to small fry or relating a fanciful childhood, he holds the attention of his audience."

WOR T.V. CHANNEL 9 (EYE ON NEW JERSEY):
"School children get a lively taste of their heritage from Jim Albertson, one of New Jersey's pre-eminent storytellers. Every time Jim climbs on stage and begins singing his songs and telling his tales, the audience is quick to join in. That's because his passion for New Jersey legends and folk songs is infectious."

NEWARK STAR LEDGER:
"Jim Albertson's life's work is spreading the fun folksongs and tales of New Jersey to schools, libraries and community groups throughout the state. Students learn about their heritage the old fashioned way. Through oral tradition, a step beyond the normal book learning, and Jim has a wealth of material to share."

PHILADELPHIA DAILY NEWS:
"The story man's coming to town. He's a familiar voice at folk festivals, on radio and just about anywhere people are willing to gather and listen."

ATLANTIC CITY PRESS:
"In a rich, rambling voice, Jin Albertson brings to life songs and stories of New Jersey. Many people sing well and play instruments well. Others act well, but few have the charisma and rapport with children as he does. There was not a sad face to be found in the crowd. No one knows the tales and tunes of New Jersey better than singer-storyteller Jim Albertson."

SMITHSONIAN INSTITUTION - FOLKWAYS RECORDS:
"Jim Albertson has been singing songs and telling stories of his native New Jersey for many years. In 1980-82 he served as the first president of the New Jersey Folklore Society and was presented with the Second Annual Award of the New Jersey Folk Festival at Rutgers University for Distinguished Contribution to Folk Music in New Jersey."