|In The Press|
"Gabrielle Louise is eclectic, eccentric, seductive, flexible, literate and a plethora of other descriptive adjectives that pertain to music and creativity and yet there is no pinning down this woman, no way to sum her up in one word. She manages to blend seemingly disparate styles of music and lyrics into a captivating blend...a homogenous mix of folk, bluegrass, and jazz...Her voice is going to make time stand still in that it is full, rich and has great nuance in it...A beautifully crafted disc in every possible way."
"If the Static Clears by Singer/Songwriter Gabrielle Louise is deliciously literate and thought-provoking (thus sexy) Americana... Recorded at Kaleidoscope Studios in Union City, NJ, the 11 songs befit the entrance of a new queen."
"another solid album...heavenly harmonies...Gabrielle Louise has proved herself to be far more talented than your average singer-songwriter. Not only does she have proficiency in a variety of genres, there’s a depth to her music that goes beyond many of her peers"
"It is not very often that you find an artist who possesses the gift of impactful songwriting along with the instrumental ability to provide the perfect pillow for the lyrics to rest. Dolly Parton, Allison Krauss and Norah Jones are a few names that come to mind. Luckily, through the help of a friend of our site, we have been turned on to such an artist by the name of Gabrielle Louise."
"A thoroughly satisfying blend of styles from hardy bluegrass and folk to slinky, seductive jazz. Accompanied by a dazzling collection of lyrics that run the gamut from sweetly intimate to boldly revealing, If the Static Clears is nothing less than a revelation, an essential Americana, folk-roots album."
"Articulate and gifted, Gabrielle Louise is an artist who comes to music from a literary vantage point, first and foremost... But the lyrics standing alone are only part of the story. As a vocalist Gabrielle Louise dives deep into her songs, exploring them in a warm, sturdy voice reminiscent at times of Joni Mitchell, especially in the falsetto flights and lower register swoops. She executes a captivating balance of heartache and resolve."
"Gabrielle Louise has a hauntingly beautiful approach to songwriting. Her style captivates an audience with a lush prose that draws you in to hear each story that she has tell. She is able to connect in a very personal way with every individual in a room and the sincerity of the performance leaves you enchanted...Louise incorporates a beautiful artistry into everything she does. She seamlessly blends her songwriting, her music and her artwork with her life experiences for all to enjoy. She redefines what it means to be renaissance in today's world with her bold approach and fearless spirit. Her newest album, If the Static Clears, captures those trademark qualities while polishing and shining light onto the quirky nuances that make Gabrielle Louise so unique"
"(Gabrielle's) beautiful soprano voice garners full attention throughout If The Static Clears despite having a cast of supporting musicians that includes members of FY5, Denver’s Megan Burtt and former Coloradoan Jefferson Hamer. The delicate tracks on the album float and swoop from jazz-inspired ballads to soft folk stories, and gorgeously rich harmony-filled tales."
"Louise has a delicate but not fragile voice, and with understated acoustic accompaniment on cuts like "Breathe Easy" and "Cherish Sincerity," she imparts a sense of innocence. One of the album's highlights though is "Love on the Rocks;" here Louise portrays a woman who's good and tired of fighting with her lover, and the music is somewhat ominous, not unlike something that would precede an Old West gunfight. Another strong track is "No Moon at All (For Frida)" where Louise imagines what the first kiss between famed Mexican artists Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo must have been like."
"'If The Static Clears' is a striking CD, released by Gabrielle Louise, a distinctive and thoughtful singer songwriter…'A fan once told Joni Mitchell, Girl, you make me see pictures in my head. And that's something I aspire toward as a songwriter, to try and help my audience see imagery, to see tiny little movies. Joni Mitchell was a master of that.' Mission accomplished.""
"A winner throughout that has what it takes to become an audio old pal."
"Gabrielle Louise is a best-kept-secret kind of singer/songwriter: not widely known, but when you hear her, you wonder why more people don’t know her. A young artist with an old soul, her jazz-infused folk style reveals a maturity that belies her years. Coming from a musical family, and with several DIY recordings already to her credit, she has the confidence of a seasoned pro.
"Gabrielle Louise is a deceiving package. Though young and beautiful, the guitar-playing singer/songwriter sounds like an older woman. Her pop/country blend is distinctly adult-contemporary in flavor and boasts mature lyrics. Lovers of folk music will appreciate Louise's strong voice, which she uses with equal success on stunning high notes and rumbling lows."