Ricky Ian Gordon: The Grapes of Wrath

In all aspects, it is outstanding … Michael Korie’s libretto is sustained free verse, a treatment of the American vernacular, as sensitive and authentic as I’ve ever heard outside my native American South. Ricky Gordon’s music is an Ozark stream in the springtime, full of energy, muddy here, turbulent there, calm and sweet in crystalline pools that refresh the soul, but dangerous and deadly on the loose.

–Robert W. Duffy, St. Louis Magazine