"She is a keen storyteller who becomes the figure whose story she is trying to convey. The songs are essentially sympathetic. But in her search for meaning and what defines her, her live performance sought for ways in which she could empathize. Pate’s songs live and breathe."
"Pate’s recorded debut onto the Chapel Hill music scene is a highly polished example of how to forge ahead in the modern folk genre...It combines the occasionally acidic, occasionally cryptic lyricism of pre-electric Bob Dylan with the honest, passionate cries of youth found in the music of Laura Marling."