"The Central Texas-based singer-songwriter lived up to her promise several times during the week with originals sharp (“Peace Is Lonely, Love Is War”) and sophisticated (“Out of the Blue”). She’s a best-kept secret around here for not much longer."
"HalleyAnna’s superb debut collection triggers (“So Heavy”) and trundles (“Fast Train”) with effortless elegance. The album, which deftly spotlights her meeting point between Patsy Cline and Emmylou Harris, should serve as an introduction to a skyward-bound emerging talent. High watermarks — particularly “Back in Your Arms Again” and “The Letter,” an unreleased heartbreaker she finishes our interview with at the Crow Bar — already show her growing exponentially sharp as a songwriter."
"The songs on the album revealed a mature, poetic wisdom beyond her young years. But it was HalleyAnna’s voice that really grabbed the listener’s attention. It’s an instrument as full of expression and gnarled grit as Lucinda Williams’, wrapped in a deceptively vulnerable, fetchingly pretty drawl suggestive of Iris DeMent on a whiskey bender."