“With just a single listen you'll know that Ingrid Gerdes is spell caster. The new album “High Priestess”, from the start, is ear ecstasy. Ingrid's soul rich vocals are confident, sassy and strikes with definite deep emotion. It's Goose Bump Raising, Head Bobbing Blues at it's purist. “High Priestess” is a slow roll from down in the Delta, up to the North Hills of Mississippi to the Smokey Blues Halls on Beale Street ... Cleve Baker - Host - Confessing the Blues Radio Network www.confessingtheblues.info”
"It's so exciting to hear a fresh take on soul music. Ingrid Gerdes is an impassioned native of the Ozarks who summons the deep-hearted zeal of Aretha Franklin and Bonnie Bramlett, forged with a bright, modern air that would have given Amy Winehouse a run for her money. Ingrid's new album is one of the best of the year -- a bluesy, uncompromising look at a woman who won't be stopped. She can belt, she can soothe, and she doesn't tell lies. If you didn't think they made music like this anymore, then drop your doubts and get on board." — STEVE MORSE, former staff critic at the Boston Globe for nearly 30 years who now teaches a Rock History course at Berklee College of Music
“The beautiful Ingrid Gerdes hails from Missouri, but you might not be able to tell it from her latest project. This has such a Latin / R&B feel to it that will have you tapping your toes wildly. From the opening strains of “Your Boyfriend,” you will find a 60s Pop feel that will definitely strike you as sensual. The music has that Latin beat that will get your blood going, but also credit Gerdes’ vocals for enchanting you in. She combines the Latin sound with straight-ahead R&B on cuts like “Move” and “Want Me Too.”This is just good stuff all around. Gerdes commands your attention with her sultry and sensual side, which comes to fruition strongly on the sizzling “Wicked.” Whether fiery soul or stunning ballad such as “They Always Come Back,” she is a vocalist that is quite capable of doing it all. She ends the album with a major exclamation point on the Mariah-ish “Your Presence,” which is a huge highlight.Write the name down, because you are going to see her”
“ "The new album by Ingrid Gerdes is an absolute stunner. She is still young but has a timeless voice that brings a hauntingly familiar but fresh edge to soul music. She captures the charged, neo-soul of an Amy Winehouse at times, but also the sensuous feel of a legendary singer like Irma Thomas. Her lyrics are bitingly brilliant in a survivor's don't-mess-with-me way, but also hopelessly romantic when the mood strikes. Ingrid's command, her presence and her skill are all world class. This album should crack a lot of Top Ten lists this year if people hear it.'' -- STEVE MORSE, former Boston Globe staff critic for many years who still freelances for them and has contributed to Billboard and Rolling Stone ”
"Ingrid Gerdes' Shed is a classic--romantic salvation always just beyond reach. the album captures her refusal to bend even in the harsh winds." — John Shelton Ivany / National News Bureau
"Did you ever wonder how brilliant it would be to have all your favorite shades of music on one disc? The smoothness of classic, Motown-era pop; the grit and sex of Southern-soul; the sunshine and swaying feel of reggae; the romantic mood of Eva Cassidy-like sensual ballads – all one a single CD? Add a super-tight band backing up one of the most interesting and versatile singers on the circuit today, both technically fantastic and true to herself, and what you get is a debut album by Ingrid Gerdes, “The Eclectic Collection”....
“Her voice was made to be heard. Ingird Gerdes has created a soulful sound that is truly a gift. Her relaxed and carefree presence is a nice compliment to her empowering vocals. With lyrics from the heart, Ingrid reminds us to have courage, strength, optimism, idealism and faith. Her voice alone is enough to calm your spirit. Check her out before the venues turn into stadiums."-- Erin Jowett, Chicago Sun-Times”