““Last to Leave” is another finely wrought spin around a honky-tonk dancefloor, marked by her sumptuous twang of a voice, stout guitar lines and plenty of pedal steel.”
“Somehow this exciting band manages to sound like they’ve been around since the early days of the Grand Ol’ Opry while sounding new and fresh at the same time. Gal Holiday is the cure for modern country music’s doldrums if commercial radio would just pay attention.”
“In a time when many country artists are slanting towards pop music, Gal Holiday and the Honky Tonk Revue present a clear country sound in their latest album Last To Leave. Led by front woman Vanessa Niemann, the album is full of original music, but also includes a cover of Pat Benatar’s “Love is a Battlefield,” which will please both rock and country fans.”
“The album conveys the band’s versatility, as this is a band that feels just at home in a lounge, or singing at a festival along the river and is a huge step forward for a band that has firmly entrenched themselves in the New Orleans music scene.”
"To hear Gal Holiday and the Honky Tonk Revue is to hear the authentic, quality root of modern rock n’ roll and country that too many fat businessmen in tall glass buildings have bastardized...Vanessa Niemann, who could pass as the love child of June Carter and Amy Whinehouse, leads the band with a refreshingly clean country sound..."
"Niemann infus[es] her [voice] with real emotion, real hurt, like she was conjuring something universal from wherever they kept the lost souls."