"She’s blessed with one of the most uniquely textured voices in American pop culture"
"Vonda has the talent and longevity to be making music for many years to come yet"
"Shepard gracefully pounds the grand piano and manages to ooze a presence which seeps into the spellbound audience"
"The singer songwriter genre doesn’t get any better than this"
"A vocal athlete whose home field advantage is clearly a quiet smoky L.A. bar late in the evening"
"A classic white-soul voice in the Joni Mitchell vein, albeit rendered with a unique, athletic approach to melody"
"She has a way of sending shivers down your spine with her potent combo of soul-inflected songs"
"Shepard's the classic singer/songwriter type; her soul-baring confessionals are tempered by flashes of wit and whimsy along with a hook or two and often bittersweet underpinnings"
"This is adult music at its finest: intelligent without the stain of showiness, intimate yet only the tiniest bit whiny, and ultimately, completely musical"
"Shepard favors a more organic and introspective approach... Indeed, those who have appreciated the emotional complexity and depth of Joni Mitchell and Sarah McLachlan will find a lot to admire"