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"The musicianship on the album is top-notch and features precision, expert production. Levine's pleasing vocals remind me of Karen Carpenter with shades of Joan Baez. The harmony laden songs are chock full of clever and intellectual lyrics. . . with songwriting reminiscent of Jackson Browne. . .looks back on an entire lifetime and is filled with imagery. . . haunting, alluring and speakeasy type. . .in a brilliant and beautiful way. . .vulnerable . . .alluring. . .gritty." - Sue Menhart, Sound Waves Magazine - May 2018 issue http://www.swaves.com/EmagV6/May2018/index.html?page=18
"I'm four songs in to WOW and WOWEEE. This record is ridiculously great. You aren't kidding when you say, 'Turn it up,' because the sounds are stellar. You chose a great start song. The ending on track three is so interesting and very cool. Overlay of your vocals come through exact and beautiful. And of course the violin! Wow. the background music on track 4 is just phenomenal. Totally digging this record. I hear a lot of new music. We get tons every week at WCNI, and that's what I play for my three hours. This is going to be one of my favorites. Cannot wait for official release. So good Sondra. That Eric is a knock out."
- Pam Strollo WCNI 90.9 FM New London, CT
"I haven't found a bad cut on your CD. I can honestly tell you that a lot of CDs. . .if you get one or two good songs that's a pretty good CD, three or four good songs, wow! But I like your whole CD. It's a great CD! I play it all the time on my show."
- Dorothy Ames WCNI 90.9 FM New London, CT and Gramma's Attic Music Revue CTPA TV
The rigors of life as a touring musician can have strange and perhaps unexpected benefits — as when old friends Celia Woodsmith (vocalist for the Grammy-nominated bluegrass band Della Mae) and Chris Hersch (guitarist of alt-country heroes Girls, Guns & Glory) suddenly found themselves with some free time.
Rather than sleep or hit an all-inclusive Caribbean resort, they teamed up to form the delicious blues experiment called Say Darling — an outfit that gleefully reimagines archival roadhouse boogie and swing through the modern prism of the Radiators and Bonnie Raitt.
See Say Darling when they headline the Blue Monday concert series in Mystic River Park. And don't be late: the excellent Sondra Levine opens the festivities.
Say Darling and Sondra Levine, Blue Monday Concert Series, 6-8 p.m. Monday, Mystic River Park, 28 Cottrell St., Mystic; free, canned goods and/or donations benefitting Stonington Education Fund and Pawcatuck Neighborhood Center Food Bank accepted; see Facebook Blue Monday.