Peggy Ratusz / Press

“Peggy Ratusz “Infused With The Blues” Self Production 2010. A woman gifted with a wrapping sensual voice, Peggy Ratusz strongly emerges in North Carolina contemporary blues scene, not only by the magic and sensitivity of her voice, but also by the kind of songs she writes. Peggy has rounded up a good work, with a convincing bunch of musicians who give the best of themselves and also capture the magic essence and feeling of Peggy’s singing. Great performance, with restrained arrangements, able to sweeten any listener dreams sensitive enough to capture the magic and the climax of the whole recording. So this is an album full of sensitivity and deep passion that should not go unnoticed among good quality music connoisseurs. Ten cd cuts are Peggy Ratusz’ own songs, the other three ones belong to Doc Pomus, Ma Rainey and David Grissom. If you like blues with jazz and bossa influences spiced with twist drops, then this cd is perfect for you. VERY GOOD. ”

“On her latest album ‘infused with the blues ‘Peggy Ratusz takes us for a slinky stroll down into the land of top shelf smoky blues. Ratusz has a “Been there, done that and I’m gonna tell ya about it” slant to her stories of heartache, revenge, loneliness, and strength. Her smooth dusty voice is completely believable, and she wields it with power and just enough vulnerability. Her writing and singing has verve and confidence, and by track 5, she’s let us know that she will not be pushed around or used for long. Many of her tales are sung to lovers who have Jilted her and the blues are undoubtedly her tonic, and revenge. Her vocals are as mournful as a cat in ‘victim of the blues’ and rise to a steamy peak in the se sexy ‘ Honey Boy.’ ”

Amelia White, Nashville singer/songwriter, producer - Amelia White Review

“This soulful songstress packs enough sass to draw comparisons to Bonnie Raitt and Susan Tedeschi. her backing band lays down a solid foundation of blues riffs and beats, but it's Ratusz's sultry vocals that take center stage.”

Erin Scholze - LAAFF Festival

“August 22 - PEGGY RATUSZ & DADDY LONG LEGS Incredibly talented and personable musicians such as Duane Simpson-guitar; Joey K-drums, Rob Geisler-bass and Peggy Ratusz on vocals. Audiences of all ages have found their renditions of classic tunes and their pop, jazz and rock originals, innovative and infectious. They'll get your juices flowing with that back beat and they'll melt your heart with love songs. ”

Main Street Jazz - City of Greenville

“PEGGY RATUSZ musically and vocally paints a very soothing, passionate and sensual picture as she sings about being on a "SEXUAL HIGH". Trust me on this one, this sultry mood setting music is not intended to be listened to while typing a review. ”

Peter Lauro - Jomar Records

“I don’t know where this woman came from, but Asheville’s Peggy Ratusz can flat out sing some blues, jazz and rock. Equally comfortable kicking funky rock jams and sultry, jazz-tinged ballads, Ratusz and her band Daddy Longlegs are the latest and greatest thing to come out the magical musical wonderland that is our more musically-rich neighbor to the south. by David Brewer”

David Brewer - High Country Press, Boone, NC