Quotes and Press Clips


"The next great singer in folk music."  - Glenn Yarbrough 

About the song "It's Time"(written by Mack with Rachel Levy):  "I think it is great that you both are promoting environmental awareness in your new song "It's Time"."  - Al Gore (former Vice-President) 

“Mack is one of the better voices in the music business.”  - Randy Sparks, The New Christy Minstrels 

“In its power, clarity and sheer beauty, Mack Bailey's voice reminds me of no one more than my friend, the late John Denver.  I love to hear this man sing.”   - Tom Paxton 

“Mack sings songs of the heart and life experiences with a voice and charm that mesmerizes his audiences.”   - Joyce Sica, Uptown Concerts 

"Backed only by his own guitar and Rachel's harmonies, Bailey's tenor voice was clear and seemingly effortless - music writers have used words like 'soaring' and 'wonderous' to describe it, and that works for me."  -   - Chuck Agonito, Finger Lakes Times 

"Great program! Perfect song choices! Thank you for sharing your talent with our community. Your music is upbeat, you blend nicely together, and your commentary adds so much. You were universally enjoyed!"  -  - Sally Ehrle, Heritage Harbour Concert Coordinator  

"Thank you so much for playing in our CD Baby showcase down at the Folk Alliance.  Your performance was really amazing and it was great to see you perform live!  I hope we can do it again next year!"  -  President, CD Baby 

"Mack has the purest voice I have ever heard."  - Curtis Young, The Jordanaires 

"It's a pleasure to write arrangements for such a great voice."  - Louis Nunley, The Jordanaires 

"We would love to have Mack Bailey sing the National Anthem for every game."  - Baltimore Orioles Productions 

"Mack is a wonderful powerful singer.  When recording he sings so consistently and flawlessly that we don't need to re-do his vocal tracks and there were not many retakes.  That's better than most of the singers who come in here do."   - Dave Sinko, recording engineer, Sound Emporium, Nashville 

"A perfect-pitched tenor," and "DC area's most perfect tenor. Mack Bailey, to hear him is to have a spiritual awakening!"  - Maureen Harrigan, MoFolk Productions 

"Mack Bailey has a better-than-great tenor voice and the warmest most inviting way with a song and with an audience, whether he's touching their hearts or tickling their funny bone."  - Kim Kaplan, Where? House Concerts 

"There are two things that I especially like about Mack: He has an absolutely gorgeous tenor voice and he knows how to combine songs to do a great program.  If he performs in your area, he's not to be missed."  -  Frank Allen Philpot, Bethesda Acoustic House Concerts 

"Mack Bailey is a serious presence in the folk scene.  With very solid guitar work and an impressive tenor voice, Mack plays to an audience's heart and soul. Expressive and lyrical, his music touches on subjects from the deep felt love of a parent for his child, to a child-like wonder at the world around him.  Always a good show."  - Scott Twiford, Big Bear Productions

"Mack Bailey is an entertainer beyond compare.  He has graciously given his time and talent to helping raise countless dollars for charities harbored by his inspiration, John Denver, as well as those of his own passion.  He is a true gift to the world of music."  -  Mary K. Ledford, EaglesHorses Productions 

"Mack Bailey....a powerful tenor voice and a fine songwriter."  - Pete Huttlinger, Finger picking guitar Champion 

"When Mack Bailey sings a sensitive song or a powerful song, his versatility amazes me."  -  Jim Horn, touring and studio musician to many stars 

"At the first John Denver Tribute concert at the Birchmere in January 1998, we had all of John's former band together but had lost the lead singer.  We didn't know who could fill John's shoes.  But when I heard Mack Bailey sing, I knew it would be OK."   - Steve Weisberg, John Denver's former touring and studio guitar and dobro player 

"The first time you hear Mack sing, you quickly focus on the beauty of his voice and his mastery of the guitar -- once you come to know him, you quickly realize that his most precious gift of all is the size of his heart."   - Richard Mattingly, Executive VP & Chief Operating Officer, Cystic Fibrosis Foundation 

"We would not consider doing an event without Mack Bailey."  - Larry Kushner, Executive Director, M. U. S. E.  Foundation 

"He has a wonderful way with children and adults and has made a significant contribution to improving the environment through his music and presence."  - Jerriann Wilson, Director, Child Life Department, Johns Hopkins Children's Center 

"It is impossible to listen to him sing his music and to not feel changed.  You know you are being given a gift that is so special and so valuable because he is truly giving you a piece of his heart.  It shines through in every genre, too!"  - Naomi Parry, Executive Director, Maryland Therapeutic Riding 

"The star attraction of the pops portion of the program was local favorite, Mack Bailey, whose folksy tenor, guitar playing and whistling are reminiscent of John Denver.  He's funny, too!  Filling Maryland Hall with vocal and human warmth, he was the consummate one-man show.  His renditions of "The Nearness of You" and "Eagles and Horses" made me want to run out and buy all of his recordings.   - - Jane Elkin, "The Capital" Newspaper, Annapolis 

"If the passion of the fans is a measure of an artist's following, then you have a huge fan club just from the heart of one little girl and her mother."  - Johns Hopkins Childrens Center Parent, Johns Hopkins Children's Center 

"We really appreciate your time and talent!   You certainly brighten the lives of seriously ill children in many ways and we thank you for that."  - Starlight Foundation, Denver, CO 

“Mack Bailey’s collection of songs from his latest album, Choose Your Attitude, is both intimate and powerful. His melodies are catchy and his lyrics inspire and offer the listener a moment of self-reflection. He writes about people and events that touched him deeply, and when I hear the purity of his tenor voice, I feel safe enough to feel and remember people, times and places from my own life. Mack’s songs remind me that life is to be cherished and enjoyed.”  -  Allison Balson, Host and Producer, Organic Time Radio 

“Mack Bailey has a tremendously strong, soulful voice with a sweetness that would bring a tear to an Irish mother’s eye.”  -  Fran Fishman – Sun Times, University Park, IL