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"remarkable...achingly beautiful..."
- Queue, Vancouver Sun, Vancouver BC

"Campbell's spellbinding voice is a sweet, soulful instrument in its own right.
Whether she's lamenting the loss of a lover or raising a glass to a fallen comrade,
she nails each track with requisite charm and intelligence."
"Simple, straightforward and joyful, Blue Ridge Reveille is a revelation."

- Colin Smith, Canada.com

"Musically, the disc is pitch perfect, as Campbell and her band...
set a backdrop of truckstops, barn dances, backporches, smokey clubs,
living rooms and bedrooms.
All of them, backdrops fit for a country queen."

- M.Bell, Calgary Sun

"...a full band sound that never dominates and allows her to breath and
project life into the characters and situations she describes.
"New Year's Eve at the Legion" is despairing and affectionate, and you don't have to
come from Canada to know the sort of place and sort of people she is singing about (for?).
"Porch Swing" is full on country crooning, and rustic fiddle and pedal steel caress
her oxygenated vocals, which are feeling the distance from home.
The title track has the best singing - blue, ethereal and emotionally centered
and it is a fitting ending to a collection of songs which will be around
for some time to come in this household."
- Mark Phillips, Americana UK

"a gorgeous, melodic, heartwarming and memorable album
that dares to dream, and dream big!"

- Mark Bignell, Radio Bandcouver, CFRO 102.7, Vancouver, BC

"...at this rate, Campbell's grassroots ethics could soon be seriously challenged
when the men with ponytails and cell phones come a-wavin' their cheque books.
With her passion and class, there is absolutely no reason in the current
musical climate why she should not follow Neko Case and Oh Susanna
on to coffee tables everywhere."
- Tom Sheriff, Comes With A Smile, UK

Over the course of 13 sunset-golden tracks,
Campbell reminisces about hot southern days, interstate truck stops,
backwoods crickets, Civil War graveyards, and star-dusted summer nights.
Blue Ridge Reveille does such a great job of setting a mood and a tone that you'd
swear the album was written in a ramshackle cabin deep in the Appalachians.
The reality was the songwriter never got much beyond
her Main Street-area home in Vancouver.
Blue Ridge Reveille is as quietly beautiful as an untouched stand of Georgia pine.
- Mike Usinger, Georgia Straight, Vancouver, BC

"...in short she's a find...."
- Comes With A Smile, London, UK

"...loaded with that intangible quality - call it honesty
- that separates pretenders..."

Georgia Straight, Vancouver, BC

"...roots-rock gems..."
- Stuart Derdeyn, The Province, Vancouver, BC

PRESS by Song Title !!
What have they said about your favourite track?
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DRIVIN YOU
The album gets off to a majestic start with the hushed 3 a.m. lullaby "Drivin You"
(Georgia Straight)

With a strong and classic female country voice, it is the ballads that soar highest;
Drivin' You, A Waltz, the lovely Dreamin' and the title track are particularly effective
- solid, authentic, modern country music
(Comes With A Smile UK)


IS IT YOU?

TYPICAL TRUCKSTOP
"Typical Truckstop" is a folksy rambler featuring Wood's down-home banjo-playing
(
Georgia Straight)

UNSATISFIED

NEW YEAR'S EVE AT THE LEGION
"New Year's Eve at the Legion" is despairing and affectionate,
and you don't have to come from Canada to know the sort of place a
nd sort of people she is singing about (for?).
(Americana UK)


"...and the made-for-drinking "New Year's at the Legion"
(which finds Campbell dueting with Bocephus King, aka Jamie Perry)
gradually evolves into a southern-military marching song.
(
Georgia Straight)


A WALTZ
"...and "A Waltz" sounds like check-in time at Johnny Cash's fabled "Home of the Blues"
(Americana UK)


DREAMIN'
The almost-whispered "Dreamin" may be the summer's most evocative hurtin' song
(Georgia Straight)


BEAUTIFUL CHILD


PORCHSWING
Josephine Lee's mournful violin makes "Porchswing" more breathtaking than a harvest moon
(Georgia Straight)

"Porch Swing" is full on country crooning and rustic fiddle and pedal steel
caress her oxygenated vocals, which are feeling the distance from home.
(Americana UK)


NIGHTSONG

Nightsong is the highlight here - a gently rolling killer of a pop song,
propelled by Wood's banjo and pianorgan, and the guitars of Bottleneck's
own precocious wunderkind Scott Smith, who is also all over this album.
In my head, it's a # 1 single.
(Comes With A Smile UK)


SIMPLE PRAYER

NO FEAR

BLUE RIDGE REVEILLE
The title track has the best singing - blue, ethereal and emotionally centered -
and it is a fitting ending to a collection of songs which will be around
for some time to come in this household.
(Americana UK)