“Imagine a midnight ride along the foothills of the Rockies into Denver, the view in sophisticated grays and blacks, houses and stores marked by the bright lights of Libby Kirkpatrick’s lyrics... most of the details of specific time and place have been abstracted, stripped from Kirkpatrick’s inner world. Instead, the songs are fleshed out by thoughts, images and sometimes sharp phonetics. Kirkpatrick’s powerful voice slides and wails effortlessly like grey water in silver mountain rapids! The key reason that this edgy, urban album succeeds is the excellence of the arrangements and back-up band. There are a number of styles on the album, including her own stripped-down guitar folk and countryish track, but much of the arranged material is derived from jazz and blues, looping steamy night music forward from mid-century clubs. My favorite is the percussion and bass-heavy arrangement of ‘To A Child.’ Perceptive musicians indeed! -– Judith Gennett, Greenman Review [DJ at KPSU (Portland)]

"Kirkpatrick delivers a lilting journey through acoustic folk-roots, bluesy vocals, and thought- provoking lyrics. Goodnight Venus is a multi-layered album with an impressive range of moods, all of which carry that sense of down-to-earth storytelling. Gather in close and listen carefully." -– Erica Prince, performermag.com

”Very interesting, very cool.” -– Craig Havighurst, The Nashville Tennesseean

“Soulfull songstress” -– LA Weekly

”I’m always moved when I hear her... moved to my very soul.” -– Tony Furtado www.tonyfurtado.com

"I could hear your heart and soul come through your voice!" -– Dennis Kucinich, Democratic Presidential Candidate



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