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Emily Pakes / Press

“The Meaning and The Meantime is a sincere and welcome departure from what we are hearing from most independent artists right now. Pakes is an incredibly skilled guitarist with a song-writing lexicon that approaches the genius of Ani DiFranco. This album showcases the strengths of her musicianship as a lyricist, guitarist, vocalist and poet. I hate to use the word "refreshing" but I do feel like I needed to hear this album. So do you.”

DJ Jackson Cofer - WRFL Radio, Lexington, KY

“Her guitar-playing had me staring at her hands during her solos!”

musician & founder of ThumbCrown Records - Eric Himan

"I have to admit, I literally burnt a hole in this album from listening to it over & over again! It ROCKS."

Heather Corcoran - QueerPlanet

"Quick fire chords and arpeggios with a hint of Ani but without the pretension, also when Pakes writes a parody song you will first laugh so hard that you wet yourself and then get smacked in the face with her insane skill...smacking, wetting, smacking, wetting."

Andrea Shearer - Pariah Piranha