"The album, dubbed “Smoke and Mirrors”, is mostly original songs, rich in Hamptons roots, and full of guest talent treats. The treats? Nancy Atlas (Montauk’s favorite songstress), Tony Garnier (Bob Dylan’s bassist), and Max Weinberg (Bruce Springsteen’s E Street Band) guest on a couple of cuts each. The other, mostly unheard, grammy-winning talent is Cynthia Daniels, who produced and mixed the album at her MonkMusic Studios in East Hampton. It’s probably Joe Delia’s history (two gold and one platinum record) that draw artists like these to work with him. He’s known for his song writing skills and Smoke has many tracks that prove it. Philip Cody (famous for such sweet pop hits like “Laughter in the Rain”) co-wrote a surprise with Joe for this album. The poetic but dark “Getting Over Jane” is already a dance floor favorite... All of the songs on Smoke have been tested on audiences and tweaked as time went on."
— Boots O'Rourke, The Montauk Sun