Irma Thomas Most singers who have been recording as long as Thomas resort to tricks, mannerisms, and show-off displays, but she remains the anti-diva, a stylist of exquisite understatement whose every note rings true and hits home. ~ Don McLeese
"Her head-tilting takes on R&B standards since the early 1960s place her in the stylistic neighborhood of Aretha Franklin, with a spark of Southern-fried moxie…Irma Thomas plus piano is Simply Grand"
— The Wall Street Journal
““…lets her put the grand in grand dame.””
““It’s easy to read Hurricane Katrina metaphors into everything New Orleans musicians record, but that tragedy runs deep through this set of understated piano-based songs by Crescent City’s long-reigning queen of soul…Thomas’"”