Mick Taylor (Rolling Stones 1969 – 1974) “If only ALL shows would be this well organised and friendly”.
Carlene Carter (Stepdaughter of Johnny Cash) “Now…..This Guy KNOWS how to put a GIG together”.
Jackie Leven, 1950-2011 ( Singer, guitarist, songwriter and one of Scotland’s National Treasures. A Musician’s appreciation. “In the modern world there is the dry quest for health, and the less measureable yearning for a sense of wellbeing. The notion of an unexpectedly fine Inn at the end of a real journey, a warm welcome from genuinely convivial staff, good food and drink, but above all, the certain knowledge that you are going to experience among kindred spirits, great music sung and played by world class artists – Well, this frankly sounds like the stuff of copywriters, not reality as we (sadly) tend to know it.
That the Famous Bein Inn consistently provides all of this says an awful lot about the unique rigour and soulfulness that owner David Mundell has brought to bear in an otherwise ‘numbers’ business. I speak as an artist who loves returning to the Inn to play, and who particularly enjoys seeing the warm bemusement on the faces of those who have travelled from abroad – ‘What a place’ they say , as they sit by the log fire – ‘What a place’.
There again, my good friend the writer Ian Rankin said exactly the same thing, and he’s from Cardenden…..”
Gordon Giltrap (UK guitarist). ” THE, Scottish Venue”.
Paul Jones (Manfred Mann, The Blues Band & Radio 2 Presenter) “Thanks again. We love it here”
John Jorgenson (Elton John, Desert Rose Band & Grammy Award winner) “Can’t wait to come back”.
Albert Lee (Guitar virtuoso, Emmylou Harris, Everly Brothers, Bill Wyman) “Always a joy”.
Terry Reid (legendary vocalist) “We had an incredible time”.
Gene Parsons (The Byrds) ” What a wonderful place you have put together”
Benny Gallagher (Gallagher & Lyle) ” My favourite Hotel…..my favourite GIG)
Chip Taylor (The man who wrote ‘Wild Thing’, ‘Angel Of The Morning’) ” The best little Inn in the world”.
Bobby Cochran (Steppenwolf and Leon Russell) “Fantastic Venue”
Curtis Stigers (USA Jazz saxophonist & Singer Songwriter) “What a GIG”
Bill Kirchen (Commander Cody, Nick Lowe & Elvis Costello) “Thanks for keeping such a soulful swinging house. This is a beautiful oasis on the road”.
Rod Clements (Lindisfarne) “A great venue and great hospitality”.
Simon Kirke (Free & Bad Company) “I will miss this place”.
Bob Catley (Magnum) “Thanks for looking after us”.
Deborah Bonham (Sister of the late John Bonham, Led Zepp) “Fantastic night, fantastic food, fantastic hangover”.
Snowy White (Pink Floyd, Roger Waters and Thin Lizzy) “A very nice evening, thanks”.
Henry McCullough (Joe Cocker, Paul McCartney’s Wings and Woodstock) “We want a residency!”.
Joe Vitale (CSNY, Joe Walsh) “You guys ROCK!”.
Dallas Taylor (CSNY, Manassas) “Keep on Rockin”
Barry Melton (Country Joe & The Fish) “What a wonderful time”.
Johny Barbata (Turtles, Jefferson Airplane/Starship & CSNY) “Friends forever”.
Ron Davies (wrote ‘It aint easy’ for Three Dog Night and David Bowie) “It’s a great thing that you have created here”.
Eric Taylor (USA Singer Songwriter) “I look forward to this GIG every year. I would play it everyday if I could”.
R B Morris (USA Poet and Singer Songwriter) “It is the great fortune of any traveller to arrive here. To me, it feels to own the very essence of Scotland itself. An extraordinary venue for the troubadour and music lover alike”.
Glenn Tilbrook (Squeeze) “I can’t help but find myself in complete agreement with all of the above”.