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The Belle Jar / Press

“John Hendrickson of The Denver Post/Hey Reverb wrote of the band’s performance at The 2012 Underground Music Showcase: 'The Belle Jar played smart folk rock punctuated by [Emily Lewis'] well-honed violin skills.'”

“In a concert review, Erin Yepis of Concerted Effort called The Belle Jar’s live performance 'sonically delightful.'”

“In a review of Fall Systems Go, Westword magazine’s Jon Solomon said, 'James displays a knack for writing heartfelt ballads while still managing to rock out.'”

“With sultry melodies and a barrage of instrumentation, The Belle Jar has released the most interesting Denver Americana album so far this year.... Ryan James of The Belle Jar is one of Denver’s outstanding musicians, a true gem who’s found the perfect musical canvas for his non-stop desire to progress as a songwriter. [Read full review at link below.]”