“It must be tough to be a singer related to Judy Garland, much less one who has the same last name and initials. But Jesse Garland, who claims as much on her bio, sounds more Texas than Hollywood, and her slow, deliberate pacing demands soft lighting, not bright lights. On her debut EP, Without Change, Garland is focused inward, opening a bottle of wine with which to serenade listeners...The gentle folk of these five tracks is strained through the conservative instrumentation of a new backing band...Garland's alternately gentle and brazen vocals never venture far from earnestness. The woman means what she croons.”
“Three Stars, Downbeat Magazine Review, June 2010 “Catfish Kray Blues Band featuring Jesse Garland: Splash (Circle 504 Records; 55:39 ***) "...by employing jazz-trained singer Jesse Garland and capable horn soloists. Related to Wizard of Oz’s Dorothy, and Liza Minelli, Garland projects her built-in siren in gender-asserting songs borrowed from Shemekia Copeland and Lavay Smith..."”
"Voice has more smoke than a 50 year old bourbon and enough soul to send you over the rainbow. Dance to Jesse's voice and you've found your pot of gold!"
"From torch songs to bluesy rock diva styling this girl has the vocal power and the verve to deliver the goods!"
“Jesse Garland was spectacular!!! She is one of the most versatile singers I have ever seen. She performed Jazz, classy ballads, rock, country, disco, and all time party favorites. She enthralled the crowd with her personality and I have received so many rave reviews on her performance. I will be hiring Jesse Garland for all my upcoming events. She is that great!!! Sincerely, Randy Rodriguez”
“I was honored to have Jesse Garland, member of such a distinguished family of singers and entertainers in our American history, to sing at my daughter's engagement party. Highly professional, she arrived early and set up with great attention to detail. Jesse possesses a beautiful, strong voice and is lovely, friendly and funny. She handled a last-minute playlist from me in stride, as well as the logistics of a sudden thundershower during the performance, and does a haunting version of Somewhere Over the Rainbow. Everyone loved her! Jesse is great and we very highly recommend her for all types of events as she has an extensive song repertoire. Thanks so much.”
“...The band (Catfish Kray Blues Band featuring Jesse Garland) began to work in the fall and the CD was released at the tail end of May. The nine original tracks and three covers all blues and all amazing and fresh and authentic and energetic feature vocalist Jesse Garland, who is, can I say it - three words: amazing, amazing, and then, amazing...”
“Jesse has the best voice of any Lady vocalist we've ever had at the Little Bear.”
“She was great! Beautiful voice and great stage presence.”
“She and her combo were AWESOME! i would recommend them to anyone.”