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Michelle Pappas / Press

“Michelle Pappas has one of the most distinctive new voices in alternative country folk. Her mellifluous arpeggios are mixed with a twangy honky tonk sass steeped in the rural blues tradition. Lucinda Williams and Neko Case are influences, but I have the complete belief that miss Pappas will eclipse the careers of both her heroes. She's that good.”

Oliver X - Reno Tahoe Tonight

"Reno's indy treasure Michelle Pappas doesn't disappoint on her new four song EP The Ghost Beside Me. Pappas is in fine voice on material that is intimate and declarative. her inflection has a hint of the urban country flavor that made Sheryl Crow famous, but with a tone and timbre all her own. Producer Brendan Lunde, who plays bass on three of the tracks, created a warm, rich, and confident recording, showcasing the colorations and texture of one of the most pleasing vocal instruments I have ever heard. The strength of Pappas's writing ability is on full display on tracks like "He Was Made of Light" and "The Thief." Pappas excels in her verse construction (one of the most difficult aspects of song craft) and her choruses are superb, exhibiting a command of dynamics that propels her narratives, delivering a powerful emotional impact."

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