Praise the Bearded Person

Reviews of Elmo and his music.

”[He] is very, very good” – Yngwie Malmsteen

“Elmo Karjalainen’s musical knowledge, breathless guitar playing and imaginative musical arrangements shape the musical vision of a genius shredder with a penchant for real songs.” –

“[Elmo’s album Age of Heroes is] probaly one of the best guitar orientated, blues infused, soul searching pieces of instrumental beauty in the past 10 years” – We Rock Webzine

“[O]ne of the finest guitarists and instrumental albums I’ve heard in twenty years.” –