"The group can create forceful sounding songs that have a bit of rock ‘n roll snarl, but it is also capable of mournful classical sounding pieces and others that are mysterious and ambient. The group’s range of expression is striking and put to good use on its new “The Legend of Big Bend” album, where violin, viola and cello dance beautifully with a pedal steel guitar."
- The Houston Chronicle
"By highlighting instruments not typically associated with contemporary classical music, Sherburn and his collective have created a perfect soundtrack for the movie playing out your car window on any drive west of San Angelo."
- Texas Monthly
"a transcendent performance from composer Justin Sherburn and pedal-steel maestro Bob Hoffnar on the night I was there. "
Austin Chronicle, Wayne Allen Brenner review of Monkeytown performance January 2016
"Sherburn, profiled last week in a Screens-front feature about the endeavor, counts a day job in Okkervil River, but he may have made a name for himself with his chamber outfit Montopolis' stunning, hour-long score to the famous 1929 Russian silent. The near-capacity audience at the Alamo South Lamar's 2pm Sunday matinee this past weekend gave the local sextet a well-deserved standing ovation at the conclusion of the film and its accompanying live performance. This is rich Austin culture with an already storied legacy made even more so by this latest entry. Your summer blockbuster has arrived."
Austin Chronicle, Raoul Hernandez
"Justin Sherburn has this show's soundtrack composed and performed to perfection."
The Austin Chronicle, Troublepuppet Theater's "The Jungle"
"Underscoring it all is the brilliant music of Justin Sherburn, whose stunning orchestration helps to create a realized world, each small piece showing us another facet to this blood- and dirt-ridden diamond."
The Examiner, Troublepuppet Theater's "The Jungle"
"...Imagine the live actors entering into and becoming a part of this animated world as they ride buses, change hairstyles, buy clothes, or do a dozen other different things. Imagine the entire story set to a sublime, often soaring original score by Justin Sherburn..."
Austin Chronicle, Tongue and Groove Theater's "The Red Balloon"