Catherine Russell is that rarest of entities, a genuine jazz and blues singer who can sing virtually anything. Her voice is full blown femininity incarnate; a dusky, stalwart and soulful instrument that radiates interpretive power yet remains touchingly vulnerable. She launches fearlessly into each tune, getting inside the melody and capturing every emotion. Whether she's shimmying through a barrel-house stomper, channeling fifties R&B, dragging her weary heart through a torchy juke joint number, or kicking up her heels honky tonk style, Ms. Russell can stand comparison to her greatest fore bearers
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Incredibly Talented and Classy - Village Voice
her phrasing is impeccable and her delivery relaxed and effortless...highly-recommended.
(Karen Hogg/AllAboutJazz-New York)