NXNE Showcase, Toronto, June 2013
Free Times Cafe, Toronto, June 7, ''
Le Revolution, Toronto, June 14, ''
Brennen's, London, ON, July 17, ''
Acoustic Spotlight, London, ON, July 10, ''
Chez Lucien, Ottawa, ON, August 2, ''
RED DUST : Layeux has outstanding songwriting ability. His sincere yet raspy vocals provide a perfect vehicle for these songs of space exploration, history and whimsy.
Naomi de Bruyn Ranbles.net
RED DUST: Jim Layeux is one of Canada's best kept secrets. FOLK/ROOTS UK
ANTENNA TOWN: A fabulous disc! Vocals, guitar and harmonica from songwriter Jim Layeux are impressive throughout. Supported by a capable rhythm section - strong blues configurations are featured without losing any of the obvious pop sensibilities. Excellent! DIRTY LINEN
ANTENNA TOWN: Is a stunning hybrid of pop and blues. How can one tell if 'Round the Kitchen cock-a doodle, doodle do' is sung in irony or earnestness? Among the durable tunes, vocals and musicianship, traces of early Dire Straits can be heard. MANITOBA BLUES SOCIETY