“…the overall star, though, is Washington, whose style and grace are queenly, indeed…”
- Steve Morse – The Boston Globe

"Been so Long" Toni Lynn Washington Kinda sounds Like: Your grandmother (if she were Shug Avery from 'The Color Purple'). Why you should buy her CD: Hearing the Blues should never be this much fun, but damn if there isn't something about Washington's mournful voice that doesn't get you swaying, laughing and crying right along with her…”
- Essence Magazine - CD Picks October 2003

 “Toni Lynn Washington's set swung!. Her combination of blues and traditional R&B grooves proved a huge hit. Where has she been! She was a huge discovery for most...”
- Kellach Waddle/ BluesWax –

Real Blues Magazine wishes to acknowledge Northern Blues winners in the following categories: 2003 Best Blues Release - 3 Way Tie: Toni Lynn Washington, Ronnie Earl and Snooky Pryor.
- SF Blues Festival website

 “Boston's blues queen Toni Lynn Washington should extend her domain with "Been So Long" a rockin' blues 'n gospel homage to inspirations Ruth Brown, Bessie Smith, Dinah Washington and Ma Rainey.”
- Jonathan Takiff -  Knight Ridder Newspapers

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