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Laura Benitez and the Heartache / Press

"Heartless Woman is an Americana/Country classic in the making."

"Her tight and focused band play country music with a view to the past and an ear for the future. This is identifiably country music and not some pop crossover. There’s twang, there is steel guitar and there’s an understated but entirely effective rhythm section pushing things along. Then there are Benitez’s songs and her clear and concise delivery. All of this makes this a very good album... Her songs are both catchy and captivating and show that she has a full understanding of life, love and leaving. "

"[The] brand new album by Bay area Country artist Laura Benitez delivers home run after home run! With a voice filled with sunshine she takes a bad break-up and molds it into 10 new Country classics dripping with heartache... Her 4 piece band the Heartache is always right on the money with warm, twangy guitar and steel guitar sound, scaled back drums, bass and never gets in the way of her wonderful voice that fills and brightens every room. "

Gaby Maag-Bristol - Blue Suede News

"Benitez conjures up visions of the past, from the hip, two-stepping beat of 'Good Love' and 'Heartless Woman' to the smooth, fox-trotting rhythm of the semi-'50s and '60s-sounding 'I Know You're Bad,' to the waltzing beauty of 'Sweet Green Eyes.' They channel the best of that which made the old hometown tick musically back then. Before you say it must be rehash, let me assure you that it is not. It is original, as good as it got and as good as it gets."

"Saving the best for last, Laura Benitez, the better half of Mitch Polzack (Royal Deuces and 37 other bands), has hit one out of the park with her debut CD For Duty or Love. Ain’t no EP needed here. Picture, if you will, a lonely band widow, home alone except for her guitar and her imagination, night after night, waitin’ on her man who’s out playing another honky-tonk at the end of the Earth. If that isn’t fuel for a bonfire of country songs, what is? Caution: these songs will work their way into your head, starting with “Me or the Baby,” a song about a mom-to-be who is asking whether her impending marriage is “for duty or for love,” hence the title of the CD. The more one listens to this CD, the more its songs tumble around in the ol’ cerebral cortex. Look for infrequent Laura Benitez shows on the Hicks with Sticks calendar. They are rare, but she delivers the goods live as well as she does on fhis CD."