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“'Brilliant lyricism, tight acoustic arrangements and a broad musical imagination combine to lend this album a haunting, magical quality that is sure to endure.'”
"... refereshing brace of roots/country songs, as refreshing as a Maritime breeze...The musicianship on The Liberator is exquisite - deftly played acoustic guitars, mandolins for color and flavor,...Making music that listeners can see themselves in is no mean feat, and Bonnell accomplishes that with room to spare....Songs with down home themes expertly played and delivered with sincereity and honesty..."
"Singer/songwriter/story/teller, Maritimer, Carla Bonnell, delivers a cornucopia of folk, blues, country, bluegrass, and roots."
"There are two types of artists in the world. Those like myself who have made a living with it all their lives, and those who, for whatever reasons, choose not to take that path. Among these "non-pros", there can often be found some of the greatest music you've never heard. I specialize in producing these artists. I believe that just because someone doesn't have millions of fans doesn't affect their voice or their validity to the industry or the world. These artists have something very important and lasting to say. Carla is one of those artists. Her voice and her writing is a study in purity, and somehow innocence, tho her life experience is vast. I compare her to the old masters, the ones who sang without frills and refused to hide behind anything. She just comes right out and sings it like it is......"
"Love this!! @carlabonnell is so so great!" "Wow!! Gorgeous song from our lovely and incredibly talented #featureartist @carlabonnell!
"Love this!! @carlabonnell is so so great! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nK4WOXNE3ZU&list=UUHoj3ohWZZCNaFrSrGiShTw Hope you are enjoying all these tunes like we are!" "Wow!! Gorgeous song from our lovely and incredibly talented #featureartist @carlabonnell! http://www.reverbnation.com/bonnell/song/18774936-halleluiah-amen #HalleluiahAmen"
"Carla really hit a homer with this new CD. You can relate to every song, and that’s what Country Music is all about right, Way to go Carla"”
"Following her induction, Carla sang original songs, "Two Little Towns" and " The Last Train". These songs about life in the Chipman and Minto area are on Carla's latest CD, "The LIberator"
“Fresh and Forthcoming This album is the best yet, and sure to be an indicator of a great trajectory. The songs all ring with familiarity and a warmness to roots, coming across as genuine and involved. Standouts include Cariboo Express, Two Little Towns and especially The Last Train. Do yourself a favour and hop into this album, the time will fly and you'll be hitting repeat to re immerse yourself in the sounds!”
"Out of the thousands of acts that entered, you made it to the Searchlight regional semi-finals. Voting is now open. You can find the link to vote on your CBC Music artist profile page, and on the regional polls at the Searchlight homepage. Congratulations, and make sure you check out the other great acts that made it on. This round is only one week, and polls close at 3 p.m. ET on Sunday, April 13. You're one big step closer to being named Canada's best new musical act, and taking home $20,000 worth of gear from Yamaha Canada Music ahead of sharing a bill with Tegan and Sara and Spoon at the CBC Music Festival in Vancouver. Good luck, and congratulations! Searchlight Team "
"We are featuring Carla Bonnell-Rickard, a terrific singer-songwriter, performing her music. " Carla Bonnell-Rickard, singer and songwriter, will be the featured performer at the next Timmins Voices to be held on August 9, 2012 at Christopher’s Coffee House. “I’m really excited about being part of Timmins Voices and look forward to sharing my words and music with the people of Timmins.” Carla said. Carla began performing in New Brunswick, Canada at the age of 17 in a local country rock band. She has since that time played venues in British Columbia, Quebec, Ontario and Nova Scotia. Her music combines folk and rock guitar playing with her classic country voice. Her songs passionately express the hidden voice of the heart.