"Delivered in a clear and lovely voice, "No Goodbyes" quotes Townes Van Zandt. Come to think, 'Snowin' On Raton' could well be seen as a key to Dillon's concise and intelligent songs that open with a lament for America's lost innocence and, via trains and depots, driving into a storm, dancing in the desert, a murder ballad/ghost story, renewing neglected friendships, a hymn to Portland (OR) and the faint hopes of an aging rock star, closes with falling petals and a guttering candle."
"An exquisite talent is allowed to prove herself in a relaxed environment ~ 4-1/2 Stars (out of 5) Nancy's songs are superior when compared to even the most successful of contemporary Nashville artists, and the movers and shakers of Music Row should sit up and pay attention to what she has to say."
“A consistent delight, Roses Guide to Time Travel carries a whole lot more substance than your standard rootless singer-songwriter fare.”
"...well written and beautifully paced..."Roses Guide To Time Travel" covers memories of childhood, trains, murder mystery ghost ballad, cowboys getting dressed up in their white shirts for a night out, Paul Kelly and Townes, affection for Portland plus driving through Texas storms.
"...for those who only now hear the efforts of this avant-garde folk/Americana singer-songwriter will probably be caught with open mouth to enjoy gems such as "All the Pretty America", "Looks Like Rain" (with Steve Smith/mandolin, Paul Elliot/fiddle & Grammy award winner Stacy Philips/Resonator guitar) and "The Ground She Walks On" (with Danny Barnes/National Steel guitar).
“With a voice somewhere between Nanci Griffith, Judy Collins and the young Lucinda Williams, she opens the album with arguably its strongest song, the weary waltzing, concertina and banjo flecked All The Pretty Americans, an Obama dawn lament for a country's loss of innocence and a hope for its awakening from its sleep.”
"The vocals are powerful and the lyrics are well crafted. The rhythm and the instrumentals are as good as it gets: fiddle, slide guitar, mandolin."
"Very much in the Kasey Chambers and Lucinda Williams school of rootsy singer-songwriters, Nancy K. Dillon stands out as a new original talent."
"Hints of honky tonk, Tex-Mex and cowboy music, intertwined with bluegrass, country, gospel and traditional folk, make this a true Americana album that could easily have come out of Austin."
"JLMD is accomplished, mature and soulful and NKD is a real standout amongst the ranks of roots based acoustic artists out there at the moment - file alongside early Lucinda or perhaps Kasey Chambers."
"Oklahoma native Nancy K. Dillon's roots are clearly cemented in the Red Dirt State."