Becoming and Dark Sonatas are named as two of the Best Albums of 2013 by Acoustic Music magazine.
Dark Sonatas is named one of the Top 10 Albums of 2013 by MoonJune Records.
In Winter is named the Best Instrumental Album of 2012 by Latewire webzine.
The Book of Crossings is named one of the Top 10 Albums of 2012 by Acoustic Guitar Magazine.
The Book of Crossings is named one of the Top 20 Albums of 2012 by AcousticMusic.com and FAME Magazine.
"Kevin Kastning earns his spurs once again as the reigning modern
guitarist in the country." -
Midwest Record Magazine
"I enjoyed listening to your CDs. I like your style and the music has an intriguing atmosphere." - Steve Hackett
"I consider Kevin a painter of magic, beautiful dark notes." - Leonardo Pavkovic; MoonJune Records
"With the release of these two very guitar-centric albums,
Kevin Kastning sets a new standard for the guitar world..." -
Music Web Express Magazine, Nov. 2012
"Kevin Kastning keeps expanding as a guitar phenomenon...." FAME Magazine; October 2012
"Revered guitarist Kevin Kastning....celebrated acoustic guitar wizard Kastning...." - JazzTimes Magazine
"A work of veritable musical wonder by two gifted, kindred virtuosos, In Winter is one of the most awesome sounding musical collaborations thus far in the 21st century." - Music Web Express Magazine
"A fantastic, expansive and adventurous album from two master musicians. Unquestionably, I walked into the silver darkness is one of the best albums of this or any other year." -Anil Prasad, Innerviews
"Anyone reading this should seek out Kevin's work, as it is extraordinary and unlike anything you have heard before. Kevin is one of the deepest guitarists I've ever encountered." - Barry Cleveland; editor, Guitar Player Magazine
"Kevin's music, both solo and in tandem with other talented musicians, creates a bedrock of "aural familiarity" using the classic sound of the acoustic guitar while seamlessly taking the listener into his impressionistic compositional world of alternative tunings, phrasings, and tonality." - Joel Krutt; WHUS-FM
“An amazing player; completely original. I've never heard anything like his music.” - Dominic Miller (guitarist with Sting)
WFMU-FM New York City names I walked into the silver darkness as a Favorite of 2011
NPR's "Pushing the Envelope" names Parabola as one their Best Albums of 2009
Resonance places in The Perfect Sound Critics' Poll Top 10 Albums for 2007
"Kevin is the most modern guitarist in America." - Sándor Szabó
"Kastning is a pioneer in modern acoustic guitar composition." - Yankee Magazine