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Jennifer Brantley: Press/Reviews

How clear can we make this - singer-songwriter Jennifer Brantley and her band is one of the best new acts we've heard this year. Brantley and her boys have a catchy rockin' Americana sound that we dig. They're going to be huge.
This gal has a great voice plus a bunch of pickers that can flat out pick—great material too—can’t wait to hear what she does next
Maverick Magazine (Mar 1, 2008)
Nice smooth tapping number

(review of The Little Things)
Keith Greentree - BBC Radio Norfolk UK (Jul 10, 2010)
(live performance review)

Jennifer Brantley, (accompanied by guitarist/husband David Hand) is nothing short of a complete vocal powerhouse. While I can hear the Allison Krauss influence in her voice, it is clear that she has something extra special in her approach. Not only did her vocals lock me in, but her lyrics further sold me as she sings with so much conviction and feeling.
Holly Tong - (Jan 26, 2012)
Women like Jennifer Brantley are knocking boldly on the clubhouse door again. And this one's bringing a 12-string guitar and a well pinned songbook of storytelling originals.
Erica Bolin - Metro Spirit, Augusta GA (Dec 29, 2006)

Jennifer Brantley’s It’s All Good is a breath of fresh air, which is a little ironic considering that a lot of it sounds like it could have been made decades ago. This is country music the way it used to be, played on real instruments, sung with skill and feeling, and with lyrics that don’t all involve beer and pickup trucks

Paul T Mueller - Americana Music News (Jul 22, 2013)
The theme that seems the most consistent is coming through “the storm” to realization of love and home. It may sound simplistic, but through Jennifer’s eyes we see redemption among the questions in a way that is part story and all heart.
Robert Barry Francos - Jersey Beat (Jun 6, 2007)
Jennifer Brantley, who has found Country Rock for herself, publishes with "Breakdown" her second album. Producer of the album is no one less then Bil VornDick, who has worked with many big names, like Allison Krauss before. The album contains 12 songs that leave a full picture of harmony for us.
Christian Lamitschka - Country Home Magazine (Germany) (Jan 8, 2008)
She has a strong voice and VornDick has surrounded it with
good country arrangements.
All Music Guide (Sep 9, 2007)
A rising star on the Americana scene.
St Thomas Source (Nov 7, 2007)
She comes across like Sheryl Crow fronting a country-rock band and does so without sounding nearly as derivative as that characterization might suggest.
Nashville Scene
(Jan 26, 2000)
It's a fine CD
Doug Dick - WVGN FM St Thomas Virgin Islands (Nov 27, 2007)
taste of music that blends strong songwriting with the musical influences of both the deep South and the West Coast.
The Daily Times, Maryville, TN
You just might be bringing Country-Rock through the early 21st Century. I like it because it's classic, but doesn't seem retro. There's no nostalgia trip in which to be trapped.
Greg Debonne, Music Supervisor, LA CA. (Aug 15, 2006)
Her warm, mournful and soul-piercing voice is interwoven into clever, hook-laden chord progressions. Like Patsy Cline, Emmylou Harris and Gillian Welch she is one of those rare artists who can play what she feels and make the listener feel what she feels.
Hattiesburg American
You will have a hard choice to make on Friday, April 8. Do you go to Headliners Music Hall to hear Steve Earle & the Dukes with Allison Moorer opening? Or do you head to Phoenix Hill Tavern to catch Steve Forbert with Jennifer Brantley? It’s probably come down to a coin toss. You’ll win either way.
Louisville Music
Brantley’s music is steeped in fine tradition while sounding fresh and intelligent. Her lyrics are poetry and the songs are appealing. This young lady is a singer-songwriter with interesting stories to tell.
Shake Magazine
Let’s just say that what we’re offered here is one hell of an album by a young singer-songwriter that’s got everything working for her. It’s all there; the pipes, the songs, and yes, even the looks.

Control Alt Country
Control Alt Country
It's refreshing to hear some kind of artistry in the age of synthesizer driven boy bands. As a program director, it takes a special talent to catch my attention, and this CD did. Any of the tracks could easily be a contending single on any rotation.
Marc Baum, Program Director Green Mountain Music Productions
Jennifer Brantley Band plays amazing Americana