““Singer-songwriter Lara Herscovitch doesn’t write songs just for the ears, but also for the heart and soul.””
"'Four Wise Monkeys,' her latest, Herscovitch's songs are passionate, direct, hummable; they're broadsiding story songs about human rights, dignity, and rising to personal challenges. Not only that, it's a call to action - the essence of the folk spirit."
"Herscovitch is a force on the New England folk scene."
"On 'Four Wise Monkeys,' her latest, Herscovitch's songs are passionate, direct, hummable; they're broadsiding story songs about human rights, dignity, and rising to personal challenges. Not only that, it's a call to action - the essence of the folk spirit. Some 25 years ago, the great, late bluegrass-tinged folksinger from West Virginia, Hazel Dickens, did an album (on vinyl!) called 'Hard Hitting Songs for Hard Hit People.' The spirit of social justice that runs through both the album by Dickens decades ago, and in the new one by Herscovitch, nobly continues the tradition. That Connecticut singer-songwriter Herscovitch picks up and carries the torch with nary a scorch is a true accomplishment. Herscovitch's mass of super-curly hair frames an intelligent, blue-eyed face that is as unique as her musical talent and onstage assuredness, making audiences comfortable with her soothing, charismatic style."
"...Herscovitch now is as a matter of course what Baez was then on her best day... it is more than Folk. It is Jazz and World and a handful of other genres.. all melded into a smoothly flowing musical stew... Juror Number 13 is among the best folk releases of this year and possibly many years past."
““She possesses not only a huge reservoir of musical talent and a voice with a bell-like clarity, but a keen sense of global social concern and a fierce intellect… It might seem too good to be true, but true it is.””
"...Herscovitch was one hell of a find..." ... "perfect wordcrafting"
"Lara Herscovitch is doing a fine job of building up a rabid fanbase... Her vocals continue to amaze me as she pops and weaves her way in and out of English and Spanish lyrics." ... "She’s extraordinarily talented."
"She is not just a pretty face, the more you listen, the more you will like what she does."
"Lara Herscovitch is above and beyond the pack." ... vocals "clear and smooth like expensive liquor."
"If the name isn't currently sounding off any mental bells, it will... Always friendly and ever ready to establish a bond between performer and listener... Herscovitch's songs are moving and full of meaning... those who hear, see, or speak with her will not soon forget her name.”
"Nothing is forced with this sincere performer,... Even the songs that describe “only” love, seem somehow deeper ... because of Lara’s incredible objectivity, honesty and imaginative storytelling. Her voice and instrument are beautiful and are guided by her accomplished songwriting."
"...refreshing talent... Pure, crisp, refreshing,...a welcome alternative...voice is arresting, warm and engaging; the guitar picking rates at least four out of five jalapenos...perfect soundtrack for transforming a lazy, hazy sun-soaked day into a luscious, full-body, all-senses experience."