”If Libby Kirkpatrick had any jitters while making her first studio album following a pair of well-received live recordings, they’re certainly unnoticable on ‘Goodnight Venus.’ Working with experienced session musicians surely helped, but all 13 tracks feature Kirkpatrick front and center, singing and strumming engaging pop music with jazz overtones. The title track establishes Kirkpatrick as an artist with an active imagination and an ability to craft poetic lyrics. On ‘The Dream That You Are,’ she describes trees as ‘coming up from the deep like arms from the underworld.’ The mysterious track also benefits from John Fremgen’s snappy acoustic bass playing and Kirkpatrick’s lively vocals. The nostalgic ‘Jenny’s Eyes’ features Kirkpatrick alone on acoustic guitar while ‘Silver Road’ has a much more ambitious arrangement complete with cello and flute. ‘Crying’ adds yet another shade to ‘Goodnight Venus,’ as Kirkpatrick taps into the Beatles’ bluesy ‘Don’t Let Me Down.’” -– Terrence Flamm, Amplifier Magazine

“Libby Kirkpatrick is a stunning singer/ songwriter, somewhat in the Ricky Lee Jones mold. After a childhood that saw her living in Philidelphia, India and Ireland, she began writing and singing in Boulder in 1995. Since then she has released three albums: the latest, Goodnight Venus is a superb effort. Kirkpatrick has a distinctive voice with range and power. The most striking thing about her music is the artful, edgy arrangements. Producer Jerry Marotta adds texture and tasteful embellishments. The loping, mid-tempo rock of the title cut features shimmering electric guitar, while the atmospheric ballad "Circus" boasts a haunting vocal that's complemented by lush cello fills. Ther's not a bad track among the 13 here.” -– Mick Skidmore, Relix Magazine

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