WORLD SOLO ARTIST of the YEAR

2008 Canadian Folk Music Awards

"Amazing skills, skills that combine elements that in the U.S. are rarely found in the same band, let alone the same musician."

TIM BROOKS, Review of New York Guitar Festivals Brazilian Guitar Marathon

"Machado est un école de samba à lui seul."

CAROLINE KUTTER, Les Cahiers de la Guitare

“a one man compendium of Brazilian diversity who doubles as a guitarist and percussionist par excellence”

LAWRENCE B. JOHNSON, Special to The Detroit News

    “un joyeux sens du théâtre”

          ALEXANDRE VIGNEAULT, La Presse