Endlines & Punchrhymes
'The intrumentation and tempo of the music on many of the tracks joined with the haunting vocals of Jasmine Quintana are reminiscient of THE COWBOY JUNKIES.' UNLICENSED - Bill Pope, Paramount & Copley Theatres "Unlicensed" by the talented Blackbirds is a beautiful collection of modern-folk tracks! Don't be deceived by this CD's title - The Blackbirds are fully licensed in the field of creating folk songs that leave a lasting impression! ' UNLICENSED - Xavier Persad - RadioIndy 'Love the vocal. Reminiscent of Rod McKuen - older, sadder, reflective. Lyrics are a perfect match and musically it works well (a hint of Damien Rice). It's simple, accomplished and I love it. ' M. McGinley, Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom 'The mood is so real. It fits such a real life strory. It is deep and dramatic and simple at the same time. I believe you really lived this story. I think that really catches what I think a bout this song. It is a true-life story set to music. It is an art piece. ' SLIPPERS -MamasAxe from Madrid, Kentucky 'I really enjoy how the harpsichord-esque sounding instrument melds with the guitar to create a really interesting, almost ethereal feel that's only enhanced by the vocals. Very reminiscent of Bonnie Prince Billy in terms of the songs simplicity, vocals and song content (deeply personal). The lyrics are so powerful and almost heartbreaking. I like how the other sounds introduce themselves subtly about a minute and a half in. It really enhances the mood of the song. Great work, really. ' DEFICITS OF THE HEART - jacksamataroIV from Preston, Connecticut 'I love this vocalist. There is a quality to his voice that makes all the depressing lyrics authentic and convincing. I love the sentiment of the song, we need more songs that are lyrically like this. Very Steve Earle-like lyrics... The band is tight and effective... ' SLIPPERS - kuragxo from Winona, Minnesota ' Great balance of vocals; the guitars are meaty and appropriate. Sounds like you have learned that just enough is always an ample amount. I wish more musicians would realize this fact. I love the simplicity of the track. If the devil is in the details then beauty is in simplicity. ' DEFICITS OF THE HEART - ChetFarr from Gainesville, Georgia.