“There are moments on 'Swing' when her songs, enriched by her political consciousness, nail blue-collar grit in a way few writers do, like her stellar mid-tempo country number “Home To Me”.”
“She found the key with 2004's "Pop the Star", perfectly melding her folk and rok sides in a set of memorable songs perfectly produced by Don Dixon. 'Girls and Airplanes' expands upon and consolidates that breakthrough. Its vigorous instrumental tracks seem to launch rather than overwhelm her vocals that sound so big and free and open it seems like they're continually on the verge of exploding like Fourth of July fireworks." -”
"DeChant's heartfelt and poignant storytelling lyrics have always been a definitive part of her appeal, and the new Cd is packed with them. The songs cover a broad range of themes, from domestic abuse ("Better than This") to the pain caused by a natural disaster ("Home to Me") to the Comfort of home ("Old Town Road"), to the power of family and ties that bind ("Love and Time"). Other highlights are the wistful and lovely "running Red Lights" and the somewhat Dylan-esque "The Worth of Water".