"Being trained in country western music, I can tell you that Katie Garibaldi is an homage to a bygone era... For a set that will warm your heart, follow yours and go see Katie Garibaldi."
"San Francisco-based artist Katie Garibaldi’s latest album, Follow Your Heart, overflows with charm and elegant rusticity... Garibaldi’s voice is clear and fluid, and almost operatic at moments. As a whole, the album comes off as very genuine and effortless. Try playing the first track and see if you don’t accidentally listen through the entire set without even noticing."
"To pigeon hole an artist into a specific genre is to attach a self imposed ball and chain that some artists can never break. Katie Garibaldi is different. Take some folk influences, some country chord changes and some solid Indie pop song writing and you get an artist that leans towards the more personal touch. There is nothing pretentious or manufactured with Follow Your Heart. Americana music that transcends genre and geographic location."
"If you can make such a beautiful, fragile music as Garibaldi also have your own record label, Living Dream Music, runs and on top produces a wonderful CD, where no songs on it that make you reach for the fast-forward button then you nevertheless a brilliant singer-songwriter who earned the same honor her illustrious colleagues such as Emmylou Harris, Lucinda Williams or even a (young) Joan Baez. Definitely!"
“Patch sits down with Katie Garibaldi to talk about her new single, Mariah Carey, Hank Williams, Lake Tahoe and the pros and cons of iTunes.”
“Keep your eyes open, Los Angeles! Katie Garibaldi is coming! Katie Garibaldi is an indie singer/songwriter and guitarist from the San Francisco Bay Area and the winner of the 2011 DIY Music Festival in Los Angeles. While Garibaldi is an indie artist she is certainly not inexperienced. She has toured and performed live for years and has several albums already under her belt.”
“If the Lilith Fair was still going, Katie Garibaldi, would be the perfect fit in the line-up. She can hold her own next to Sarah McLachlan, Paula Cole, and Lisa Loeb. Next Ride Out is her 6th album release, and she’s opens up her heart and gives you raw emotions on life and love. I’d wish that Top 40 had more variety because she deserves some radio spins.”
“The term “Americana” is very much wide open when it comes to the definition. You can be a little bit Country, a little bit Rock & Roll, and throw in everything from Blues to Gospel to Jazz. California native Katie Garibaldi sprinkles all those diverse genres into her music, and comes up with something quite satisfying to the musical ear. ”
“Bay Area songwriter Katie Garibaldi channels the pop-rock gals of the adult contemporary scene, from Sheryl Crow to Jewel to Lisa Loeb. Her songs range from dapper mid-tempo grooves accompanied by bass and drum kit to unadorned balladry featuring little more than acoustic guitar and Garibaldi's smooth, airy vocals.”
“Katie sings with an emotional nearness that, in combination with her melodic and catchy songs and her soulful and expressive vocals, captures her audience wherever she performs.”
“When Katie isn't focusing on her music, she runs her own label, Living Dream Music and she is the San Francisco chapter coordinator of Songsalive!”
“Katie Garibaldi is a singer and songwriter who tours constantly and has her own music label...An exciting artist!”
“Garibaldi has toured extensively up and down the West Coast, as well as the East Coast. Even so, she regularly performs at benefit shows and fundraisers.”
“On Next Ride Out we witness a singer/songwriter with staying power! Katie's sixth album is filled with a mix of rock, country and folk and is an enjoyable listening experience throughout.”
“[Katie Garibaldi's] Next Ride Out is altogether vibrant and rich with lively performances”
“Katie Garibaldi: Purveyor of the World's Finest Americana Roots Rock”
“It's no surprise that yet another good album comes out of San Fransisco, CA. Singer/Songwriter Katie Garibaldi, however, raises the bar. On her sixth full-length album, Next Ride Out, she showcases her skills as a true Americana artist.”
“Overall, Katie Garibaldi and her new work offer remarkable traits such as: true-to-oneself-artistry, excellent musicianship and lyrics and vocals to die for.”
“Garibaldi's acoustic folk-rock should be a hit with the KFOG set: it's romantic, mature, and harmless.”
“With her latest release, Next Ride Out, Katie Garibaldi proves that she’s both a wise business person and very talented artist that’s going to be around the music scene for a long time.”
“Like Sheryl Crow, Jewel, Fiona Apple or Ani DiFranco, Garibaldi is a soulful singer-songwriter of real – if largely unheralded, merits. Her writing is smart & nuanced, her sense of melody is hook-laden & immediate, & her singing is as polished & effective as it is affecting.”
“One of the amazing parts to Katie Garibaldi is her approach to making music; simply with beautiful crafted chords and intelligent lyrics. This is what fans will get from Garibaldi's sixth album titled Next Ride Out.”
“Katie Garibaldi just keeps getting better with time; the girl next door with a magical talent and an affable delivery will turn a lot of heads with Next Ride Out...If you're a fan of Country or Americana music, Katie Garibaldi is a must-hear artist.”
“Next Ride Out is a CD to be heard! It's like a dichotomy of edge and angel.”