"With Lori & Fred I feel that I have come upon another gift of the very thing that I love; inspirational music about love, life and the goodness in everything."
"you might find yourself comparing Diamond and Abatelli to the looming artists from the 1970s in their ability to create music that could remain popular over the decades."
"With their pure and spacious instrumental and an outpouring of tender vocals, Lori Diamond and Fred Abatelli have made their presence known on Worcester’s music scene. Storytellers at heart, they combine a beautiful classical piano and a warm-toned guitar to make music that seeps into the soul and permeates the senses."
"Evocative of renowned songbirds like Sarah McLachlan and Joni Mitchell, Lori’s warm, emotive, and pitch-perfect voice conveys vulnerability and confidence in simultaneous and equal measure. Add capable multi-instrumentalist Fred Abatelli to the mix and you’ve got something of a quiet powerhouse on your hands."
"Their songs remind you that being 'true' to yourself is the ultimate goal. With authentic sincerity, LDFA delivers a powerful perspective of the human journey wrapped in exquisitely thoughtful sounds.."
"Lori and Fred bring a sophistication and artistry to their new CD "Lifted". Lori's sensitive vocals and piano with Fred's excellent guitar work bring a spirit to these thoughtful new meditations."
"The songs boast rich, textured piano arrangements and thoughtful lyrics about welcoming the positive and dealing with the troubles that ebb and flow through a lifetime."
"What struck me, besides the wonderful musicianship, was how present they were: with the audience and with the songs...they were a pleasure to watch and to hear."
"Lori's latest recording reflects the many aspects of her fine music...gorgeous vocals, wonderful melodies, honest, authentic subject matter, tasteful production, and she knows her way around a keyboard...a combination that yields a beautiful result..."
"These songs respectively cut a facet of precision conveying Diamond’s impressionistic, lush piano playing coupled with honey-coated vocal stylings. Heaven must be near."
“Diamond feeds off of emotions in a major way to where the listener is hanging on to every note & word. There is so much feeling & emotion being conveyed here that the music itself truly glistens”
“Perfect production, zen simple, piano, bass, subtle string accents and backing vocals uphold a captivating, sincere voice - soothing and soulful. ”
“The lyrics are intelligent and artfully written, the arrangements are first class and the musicianship through Mystery is top notch. Mystery is an experience, and Diamond is aptly named. ”
“This singer's voice lands somewhere between the soulful emotional impact of Sarah Maclachlan and the chops and range of Joni Mitchell. Great pitch and feel. VERY RARE!”
“This wonderful artist seems to have that human touch, the knack of making you almost gasp out loud "my goodness that's exactly how I felt when….." ”
“When I got Mystery last week I found out what I’ve been missing - beautiful, lush piano, her crystal clear voice, and lots of beautiful songs about love, family and life’s beauties and mysteries. ”
“Her voice, lush and sexy one minute, hushed and vulnerable the next, pulls the many moods she's conjuring into sharper focus, and delivers the lyrical goods with style and substance”
“Diamond boasts a beautiful voice as she effortlessly flexes her sweet, airy ambience on an original collection of heartfelt songs.”
“Lori is able to weave through each song with strength and vulnerability while captivating listeners with her heartfelt vocals and her mastery of the piano keys. ”