“( a review of Late Last Night ) .. an all around enjoyable collection of songs.”
“Late Last Night showcases Pressley's taut songwriting, nimble acoustic guitar work and warm, throaty vocals. The album reveals Blue Jordan Records' taste for intelligent, thoughtful, and impassioned music.”
“Late Last Night is comparable to some of Mary Chapin Carpenter's more exceptional work, fits together tightly and rocks from start to finish.”
“She delivers acoustic, chart-ready AC on Late Last Night. Vocally, she sounds as if she is revealing secrets. - ”
“One of the city's best singer/songwriters ...While perhaps more linear, the songs still retain a refreshing soulfulness, thanks largely to Pressley's commanding vocal presence. A Deeper State of Blue is a magnificent piece of work. ”
"Deeper", wiser and better Pressley gives mainstream a nod, her lyrics filled with life and love. A Deeper State of Blue moves Janet Pressley closer to mainstream Sarah MacLachlan-style folk pop than the singer-songwriter's more homespun 1997 debut Late Last Night. But the glossier sound created by producer Tyler Brown frames the sadder-but-wiser songs of love and disillusionment.
“The local CD of the week comes from singer-songwriter Janet Pressley, who has released a stunning album featuring her angelic voice and clever lyrics. A Deeper State of Blue finds her in some angsty moods, yet her introspective style is never depressing.”
"Her songwriting is endearing, eagerly inviting you to make yourself at home... in this particular home, think of Janet's voice as the plush armchair that wraps its soft leather arms around you as you sink down into it."
“Janet Pressley speaks in the same gentle, deliberate tones of her music, the blues, folk and acoustic tunes she strums on her guitar. The Cincinnati solo artist wears many hats: storyteller, actor, writer, and a person brave enough to put her mood into music.”