“The 11 sparkling gems that make up "Now That You're Here...are intelligently written and exquisitely crafted.”
“A genuine voice that belts out honest, bare-her-soul songs with passion and panache. Centered on thoughtful and emotional lyrics...the music comes to life with instantly likable lead guitar riffs.”
"Melissa is blessed with a voice as sweet and smooth as honey...(her) sound is one to rival crossover darlings like Sheryl Crow, Stevie Nicks, Janis Joplin and Jewel. However, Melissa is one of a kind, with spectacular songwriting...that transcends the music genre barriers."
"The standout on the Melissa Ludwig Band's debut disc is clearly "Get to You," a breezy yet mournful slice of Americana pop with an easygoing chorus that seeps its way into your subconscious. That could describe just about every song on the San Antonio group's CD, Now That You're Here."
“The album’s best song, “Get to You,” the first the couple co-wrote, includes the chorus “Now that you’re here, I don’t know what to do. I must destroy everything I ever knew to get to you,” over polished pop guitar riffs. Graceful in both honesty and arrangement, the song cements that rare synthesis of romantic partners in creative endeavors. ”
“On the bandstand, she's a wisecracking performer whose original compositions ring with optimism about life’s possibilities, and the pain that comes with love. Her rich voice — both on stage and on her forthcoming album, Now That You’re Here — conveys those emotions with clarity and passion.”