Darcie Deaville / Press

“The show doesn't just present Guthrie's songs but his political philosophy which was that of a man committed to justice and human rights. "I Ain't Got No Home" from Darcie and David leaves us in doubt as to who the culprit is when the words tell us, "Mr Banker came and took our farm away." The blend of meaningful words and toe tapping tunes, allow the exciting instrumentals we associate with blue grass music to drive the music overflows with feel good factor.”

“Darcie Deaville makes an excellent Lefty Lou and seems most confident when giving full range to her hearty voice, which is appropriately that of a true folk singer rather than a musical theatre actress.”

“From the Republican baiting ‘So Long It’s Been Good to Know Yuh’ to ‘Jolly Banker’, which points fun at unfeeling creditors, this musical may be about a historical era but its biting sentiments are as relevant today as they were 70 years ago. ”

"Intelligent, warmly satisfying and touching. At home on an assortment of instruments, Darcie Deaville is not to be overlooked ..."  

The New York Times

"Darcie Deaville provides the fiery fiddling and the wild-eyed stares that fans fear to love and love to fear."

The Meat Purveyors - Bloodshot Records Publication

"Deaville has a mystical quality that is a nice surprising touch of fantasy in an otherwise down-home show. It is very heartening to see this young woman with an infectious grin up there all by herself, just making the music fly ..." 

The Peak (Vancouver, BC)

"[Darcie] shows a talent for songwriting and storytelling on a par with Rory Block and Mary Chapin Carpenter. Clearly, Deaville is one to watch." 

Kerry Dexter - Dirty Linen

"Get her to play "Ducks on the Pond" and "Red River Jig". If your toes ain't tappin', you're dead ..." 

Phoenix Gazette

"Her wizardry with melodies and musicianship draws the listener into a whirling journey, that when finished definitely lets you know that you're not in Kansas anymore." 

Rich Warren, - Sing Out Magazine

"Multi-talented Darcie Deaville is the perfect combination of great musicianship and personality ..." 

Jethro Burns (of Homer & Jethro) - at The Winnipeg Folk Festival

"Strong vocalist Ms. Deaville was obviously the crowd pleaser of the day. She plays the guitar, mandolin, and fiddle with equal competence; her amazing ability to sing while she plays the latter is only one of her attributes ..." 

John Conquest - Third Coast Music (formerly Music City Texas)

"The songs are written from experience, Deaville singing of flight and strength, of secrets and their telling, of hope and hurt and desolation . . . the album's tone is one of stubborn triumph rather than fear and defeat. Darcie Deaville, it seems, knows a thing or two about survival ..."  

Jay Hardwig - Austin Chronicle

"In the fiddlework, in the words, and in the supporting cast of musicians, there is power in this album ..." 

Christopher Hess - Austin Chronicle