“Whenever I’ve seen Kim Carson in the past, it’s been the bawdy songs that grabbed me first. She’s always had a way with a socially irresponsible lyric, pulling off songs like “I Only Like You When I’m Drinking” and “Tequila Makes My Clothes Fall Off” with a sly wink. Less familiar are her skills as a country balladeer, but that’s what you hear on this disc: It’s less about the bad behavior that can follow heartbreak and more about the heartbreak itself.”
“A hit with country fans from the moment she stepped on stage and released her first album, "Dirty Halo," in 1997, Carson has traveled the world with her unique mix of rock and honky tonk music, especially making a splash with her shows in such European locales as Switzerland, Germany and Austria. But when she returns to play in New Orleans it’s more than just another gig – it’s a celebration of the resilient city that she has called her home for years.”
"[I]t is time to shine a little light on this consummate and honest honky-tonk singer. The title cut, 'Enough Heart Left to Break,' showcases Carson as a mature artist and songwriter, demonstrating that honky-tonk does not require a superficial sound."
“Kim Carson's musical gumbo draws from classic Texas honky-tonk and spicy Louisiana grooves. There's also a dash of Lucinda Williams' jangly Americana and a writing style influenced by Hank Williams Jr. and Dr. Seuss.”
“Opening with "I-10 Westbound Blues" — about temporarily leaving Louisiana for Texas — Kim Carson and her crack band, featuring lead guitarist Ron Hotstream, transformed the afternoon Lagniappe Stage into a rowdy honky tonk. Mid-set the emphasis turned to the country archetypes of Carson's Classic Twang with songs like Loretta Lynn's "You're Lookin' at Country."”
"Kim - On a recent trip from Alaska to Nashville, I was lucky enough to catch your set at Billy Block's....blew me away.
““Kim Carson is as fine a roots/country singer as someone like Rosie Flores. Her brand of high Octane Twang is traditional without being retro.””
“Named “Best Country Artist” by readers of OffBeat eight times.”