“Libby Kirkpatrick is, by anyone's measure, one of the best songwriters in Austin. Though her striking style most closely resembles that of Patty Griffin, her third album (and first national release) ‘Goodnight Venus,’ certainly breaks new ground with a marked departure from typical Texas folk. Libby's soulful vocals and heartfelt lyrics lend the album an intimate, at times whimsical character that seems to have escaped the younger generation of Austin songwriters. While the effortlessness of her lyrical delivery on tunes such as ‘Vaulted Heart’ and album-closer ‘This Raging Moment’ might remind listeners of more contemporary sounds (Ani DiFranco), her melodic sense seems more typical of artists like Joni Mitchell or Rose Polenzani. A remarkable contribution to Austin's music culture, this is simply a must-have album for fans of the genre ... especially the aspiring songwriter/guitarist." ****1/2 (4.5 out of 5 stars) -– Max Harger, The Daily Texan

”Her captivating performances at festivals and notable acoustic venues across the nation have already created a serious buzz... An assured guitarist and songwriter with a dynamic, soaring voice, Kirkpatrick most clearly evokes Joni Mitchell, but comparisons to Rickie Lee Jones, Shawn Colvin or even Ani DiFranco wouldn’t be unfounded.” -– Jeremy Egner, Austin American-Statesman

“Her unique vocal performance is artfully done. This album is full of surprises and is a captivating listen.” -– Roots Music Report



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