“Hillary Barleaux takes a childhood of playing ditties on her grandfather's upright piano, and translates this passion into finely wrought pop anthems. Latest track 'You Don't Know Me' displays the folk singer-songwriter as an emotional torrent that's come a long way from these roots. With a knack for dark and haunting melodies that stick around long after the last hammer has struck the piano string, her latest EP 'Live at Dirty Water' takes the journey one step further as it charts a confident course between love of all things vintage, coupled with an ability to tread new waters.”
"Weaving together playful lyricism and intricate, instrumentally peculiar melodies, Barleaux shows her grasp on theory and composition, but keeps the songs simple and sweet enough to remain palatable."
"I'm haunted. That's what all her songs do. Even on first listen, they just seep into your primal brain stem. Where the unexplainable emotional cortex lies. She just has this uncanny ability to mix lyrics and notes to make an emotional response. It can't be faked." -Melissa Davis, Greyhouse Publications