“[Play for the Films] reminds me of my favorite parts of Wilco and the Jayhawks. I have it in the player in my car and just keep playing it.”
– Iain Matthews (Fairport Convention)

“Just as Roger McGuinn, Gram Parsons and company had done decades earlier, Mancini’s crew crafts a warm, organic sound bearing deep country roots, but still informed by rock ‘n’ roll.”

Foothill Freeway is by far Mancini’s strongest work yet.”
– No Depression

“…Mancini has mastered an ability to capture the essence of a sound that once won wide appeal, not only in Nashville, Austin and Bakersfield, but frequently on the radio waves as well.”
– Goldmine

“Butchers Blind… fuses alternative rock with country music, creating a contemporary sound embedded in Americana roots.”
– Newsday

Pine Box Derby is a beautifully crafted, mixed and mastered song in the vein of some of the best singer-songwriters around… Mancini’s voice is so heartfelt it can melt the hardest of feelings.”
– East Coast Rocker

“[Pine Box Derby] delivers poignancy reminiscent of Jackson Browne and Dan Fogelberg, a delicate emotional perspective pregnant with mysterious symbolism.”

Pine Box Derby is a right of passage, discarding toxic cycles and an innocence long forgotten, and Mancini learns to let go and blossoms into one of today’s most talented storytellers.”
– B-Sides & Badlands

“…Pete Mancini can bring three chords, the truth, and heartbreak as hard as anybody.”
– Wide Open Country

“With a deep sense of purpose and tremendous craft, Mancini catalogues the foibles and failings of men and women, lovers and nations, a tapestry of all-too-human humanity.”
-The Daily Vault

“Like the perfect pair of your favorite boots, caked with dirt and broken in from excessive wear, [Foothill Freeway] is a record that will stand the test of time and surely get its use from the owner.”
– Red Line Roots

“‘Foothill Freeway’ contains ten tremendous songs by a singer songwriter who is at the very peak of his powers and who should really be spoken of in the same way as Farrar, Tweedy, Adams were in their early days of worldwide acclaim…”
– American Roots UK

“[Foothill Freeway] is both an homage to past greats such as the Byrds as well as a fitting statement by Mancini that American roots music never can and never will fade away.”
– Good Times Magazine

“[Mancini’s] eye for telling detail in his lyrical observations and his knack for ingratiating hooks helps to set him apart from the Americana pack.”
– Culture Sonar