"Markley has more depth control and beauty to her voice in a live concert setting than most vocalists get in a studio. Driving that voice is a soul of wit and intelligence and a heart of gold."
"...[Markley’s] music sounds both traditional and brand new, a mixture of usually separate styles that comes across as quite logical and an excellent vehicle for her flexible voice."
“...A remarkable ability to interpret new songs, an adroit rarity. ...She is definitely the next best of guitarist/writer since Joni Mitchell, pop expressionist, the early one. PS: I'm awe struck and teary eyed. ”
“is Blue and Sometimes Cries” is an enchanting CD by an artist who deserves to be better known …. The key instrument is Ms. Markley’s lovely, understated voice -- which fits jazz ballads and Latin-tinged folk tunes perfectly." --Thor Christensen, Dallas Morning News”
"...No one else can do it like Lisa. But the standout track is one of her originals. "Lullaby of the Wandering Moon" is a gorgeous latin glide through one of Markley's finest songs to date. The experience of listening to this track is rich and dense despite the sparseness of the arrangement which features superb guitar work from Bruce Balmer and light deft percussion. But what gives the thoughtful listener pause is not the skill and artistry with which Lisa has fashioned this work. It is the realization that this album only represents the beginning of her career as a jazz artist, and that there are undoubtedly unimaginable treasures yet to come."
"Lisa Markley, a singer, songwriter, and graduate from the University of North Texas with a degree in music composition, sent me the type of project that was made for introspective, rainy days. Characterized by sparse, organic arrangements that can be ingested like a breath of fresh air, this CD is the perfect remedy for over-produced music. Her lead, and title track, "One Word," conjures up memories of Roberta Flack’s "If Ever I Saw Your Face" in tone and temperament, but will also evoke musical memories of Sarah McLachlan with her emotive vocal phrasing. Other standout tracks include the burlesque, "Song For Henry," the jazzy, up-tempo, flute-driven "New Jersey Sunset," and the sexy, "Adagio."