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“Folky sorrowful songs of loneliness and hurt, longing to reunite. Her tunes have the grave Appalachian flavor of Neil Young and Gillian Welch; her guitar playing is subdued but quietly virtuosic. And her voice can be a desolate whisper or a bitter accusation.”

Jon Parales - The New York Times

“Dryland's essays and musical sketches plunge the listener into sensitive and moving tales accompanied by Chris Pureka's Stevie Nicks-style guitar plucking and distinctive voice…this young singer/songwriter has much to offer. Introspective and deep, the landscape is akin to Neil Young's Harvest. ”

The All Music Guide

“Dryland is an album of musings on intense relationships and road-weariness. These broad narratives have attracted an increasingly diverse fan base, as she has sold more than 10,000 copies of her two full-length albums and her EP-and that's just Nielsen SoundScan's figures.”

Billboard Magazine

“A New England folkie with a parched, wounded voice and a mean way with an acoustic guitar, Pureka makes romantic depression seem, somehow, invigorating.”

LA Daily News

““Chris Pureka performs with an earnest intensity reminiscent of Amy Ray. Her soft melodies and mellow vocals almost seem better suited to a campfire gathering than a club.””

Time Out New York

““…Such a gifted guitar player and singer that you have to listen to each song twice, once for her guitar playing and again for her passionate lyrics...."”

The Boston Globe

““Chris Pureka, another Billboard Underground favorite, played to a packed room directly after, summoning the spirits of Gillian Welch’s “Revelator” or Ryan Adams’ “Heartbreaker.” And break hearts she did. Her husky moan cradled her adoring fans and her funny between-song banter brought”

Katie Hasty - Billboard.com