Eric Lindell with Anson Funderburgh
Lindell's music has been described by USA Today as "pumping soul into funk, blue and roots-rock." (April 23, 2009). The Chicago Sun-Times called Lindell "a tremendous raw talent…with a fully realized musical vision." (January 20, 2008). The Los Angeles Daily News stated, "Lindell serves up bluesy blue-eyed soul. The shuffling interplay of electric guitars, percolating organ and Creole horns never fails to make you feel like dancing." (January 27, 2008).
Lindell's musical style borrows from 1970s blues-rock, soul, and R&B. His style has also been called "blue-eyed soul", a common shorthand used for Anglo blues singers that has been applied to artists like Van Morrison, among others.