Testimonials & Media

Click below to listen to Jim Davidson’s radio show  Roots Junction from July 31, 2020.  He interviews Linda and Mike Madan at about 30 minutes in, discussing the formation of The Reno Swing Set and the recording of the CD  Crossing the Truckee.

It was a pleasure to interview Mike and Linda. Their band is great and their new CD is blowing people away.” Jim Davidson, Host of Roots Junction  KWNK 97.7  

“Dinner with my love while listening to some wonderful new music from old friends Mike Madan and Linda Stroud Madan.”  Mark Clifford ..CEO…Roy’s Hall, Banjo man on two Bruce Springsteen CD’s.

“This is a band of wonderful musicians that are obviously having a great time playing, so you’re assured to have a great time listening” —- John Carlini, Grammy nominated Composer/Musician, worked and recorded with Tony Rice, David Grisman, Don Stiernberg, Bill Robinson and more.

“Mo and I just got a good opportunity to have a listen to Crossing The Truckee. We both are mightily impressed and also deeply satisfied by this lovely production. It can be enjoyed both as a tour de force new acoustic music triumph or just something to groove while working around the house which is no easy task! All the instruments sound terrific. Great tones and really major league performances. I’m particularly partial to the bass playing. Rock solid Linda! ….. You guys all knocked it out of the park! I’m proud to be able to say I got to pick with some of you a few times!” — Mark Cosgrove ..David Bromberg Band, National Flatpicking Champion.

“The Reno Swing Set is some of the best music I’ve heard in a long time. Fresh and invigorating!”  Jonathan McClanahan…Master Luthier ..Nashville TN.

“Nice Job”  Buddy Merriam…Host of Bluegrass Time ..WUSB Stony Point NY, leader of Backroads Bluegrass Band.

“Wow!!! Wonderful Nuages” .. Luciano Puppo…Bassist with The Carlo Aonzo Trio of Savona Italy.

“Love, love, love this CD! It is fun, happy, wonderful music! I look forward to hearing it over and over again!!! The four of you have magical, beautiful chemistry together! ”  Cynthia Moorhead …Colorado

“There is a number of live music groups that I am desperately missing and Reno Swing Set is one for sure. The recording quality is superb and I can close my eyes and pretend all the virus social distancing is over and done. 🎶❤️🎼❤️”. Pat Mockus Weersing  on the new CD Crossing The Truckee.

“Can’t get enough of it! So good! ✌🏻❤️”  Greg Bowman on the new CD

“It’s pretty awesome folks!!! It puts me in a great mood”   Flavio Garcia on the new CD.