The Hitaveda: “Dr. Payton MacDonald with his melodious voice spread the beauty of Dhrupad, its subtle finer points and the way he sang seemed to be spiritualistic. His solo Dhrupad performance was encouraging and not less than any young Indian Dhrupad singer.”

The Times of India: “Lovers of Indian classical music from city had a gala time listening to Payton MacDonald’s recital at Antarang hall of Bharat Bhavan.”

Patrikaa Newspaper: “In an entertaining performance the artist presented in an amazing manner what is accepted as the most difficult form of Indian music.” [translation from Hindi by Sajan Sankaran]

Hindustan Times: “Listening to Indian classical music in Bharat Bhavan by artists of USA was a moment of proud. It was amazing time to hear these artists who are learning Dhrupad style from Padmashree Gundecha Brothers in Bhopal. Dr. Payton MacDonald performed Raag Jog with traditional style of Dagar Gharana with alaap, jod, jhala elaborating the raag and a bandish in Chautal . . .”