Dallas Morning News – 2003 Review of Milo Deering’s All Acoustic Christmas Jam

The Dallas-based multi-instrumentalist plays everything on his holiday CD, from acoustic guitars to dobro, mandolin to jaw harp. Pretty amazing, but Mr. Deering also manages to strum and pick with grace and style. The songs even have character: ‘Santa Claus Is Coming to Town’ bounces and swings like a honky-tonk St. Nick while the ‘Nutcracker Suite Medley’ gently gallops like a stealthy reindeer. Finally, Mr. Do-It-All-Himself sings on ‘O Holy Night’, transforming the classic tune into an up-tempo, bluegrass-tinged number. -Mario Tarradelle