“***** Startlingly good and why we love country music”
“Your Mistake features sharp songwriting and buoyant melodies throughout. Detailed narratives guide the journey. “I make my home down in San Marcos, where I count my tips at the Triple Crown,” she sings on “Austin (Ain’t Got No) City Limits” against bouncy Western swing. “You best find a quiet seat if you’re down at Cheatham Street watching them pass that mic around.” Amen. Now, pass the tip jar.”
“Your Mistake, came over my desk about a month ago and I fell for her ice-cold honky-tonk songwriting almost immediately. She sings with such confidence, and nails hard-lived country songwriting like nobody's business. And she gets the culture of Texas dancehalls too."Your Mistake"could be a barroom classic pretty much anywhere.”
“Herring has a bold, brassy voice a bit reminiscent of early k.d. lang or Kelly Willis, while her spirited guitar playing brings to mind Bonnie Raitt and Rosie Flores”
“This record (Your Mistake) captures the old hippie consciousness of Asleep At The Wheel at the same time that it exemplifies the vision of Bob Wills & The Texas Playboys.”
“This (Your Mistake) is for folks who like their music served with a shot of whiskey, a chicken picked Telecaster solo, and a singer whose not afraid to challenge conventions.”
“There’s nobody quite like Emily Herring. She’s part Western Swing, part Lucinda Williams, and part Patsy Cline but one thing’s for sure, she’s all Texas.”
“Herring is one to watch on the Americana scene; here she puts her twangin' guitar and her honky-tonk singing style to good use on a set of swinging Texas-style alt-country.”
"Herring twangs, plucks, and warbles like country singers of yore, gun-slingin' her guitar with a clear-headed progressive attitude and the "don't-mess-with-me" swagger of a true outlaw."
"Emily Herring weaves songs out of a bluesy country fabric that is so much a part of Central Texas. In a sea of sound-alike singer/songwriters, Herring demands to be heard."
"Herring is an original voice doing extraordinary things in the simplest terms... A big plate of Texas Country with a side of Delta Blues."
“You'll hear hints of Merle Haggard and Lucinda Williams in this tattooed, bespectacled blues-country artist's work. Go on and slide up and down that guitar neck with your bad self, Miss Girl."”
"Her playing is what seals the deal... a mean Delta feel complete with the slide guitar."
"Authentic and original and Emily Herring is echoing country's past for future generations!"
"It's refreshing to hear something so out of the ordinary for a change."