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Reeve Coobs / Press

“Reeve Coobs. You only need her to sing one lyric. You instantly feel the authenticity, passion & emotion in her natural gift of song. A fantastic writer, performer and killer guitar player. I also hear she rocks the drums. Ok, now I'm officially jealous. Endless talent in this incredibly humble artist.”

The Pat McGee Band - Pat McGee

"North Carolina's Reeve Coobs has a soulful vocal like no other; understated but also strong and forceful. That's not the star of the show though, oh no; Coobs is a magnificent songwriter, arguably the best we've come across so far on Reverbnation. Lead song "Stranger" and it's unbelievably good hook stands testament and will have Coobs competitors quaking in their boots."

“Her voice is smooth & substantial. Her lyrics are rich in emotion & heavy with truth. Her lyrical style of writing & thoughtful arrangements, coupled with her effortless nature of singing creates a recipe that can only lead to successful career in music. Many bloggers compare new talent to megastars of the past or present day icons, but Coobs’s songwriting style is all her own. She brings a level of originality to the folk music genre, blending folk, pop, country & rock in a way that few artist have risen to. In '05 Reeve won the Creative Loafing of Charlotte Reader’s Pick Award of Best Female Vocalist & after hearing her music you can see why. Her debut album, “What Love is All About”, was released in Nov. of last year after nine years in the making. These 14 tracks express a full range of emotions covering playfulness, loss, happiness, self-doubt, depression, love and regret.”

“Opening for Pat McGee will be singer/songwriter Reeve Coobs. The daughter of Charlotte guitar maker Jack Coobs brings powerful vocal and writing talents, not to mention expert guitar work, to her original songs. Reverbnation.com selected Coobs as one of its featured artists in early 2014. Reeve toured for several years with the all-girl band The Near Misses, and in 2013 released her first full-length album, What Love is All About, on the her own Boot Full of Dreams label. She currently tours regionally with her group Band of Men. She’ll be playing an acoustic set at the Visulite on Jan. 7.”

“Singer-songwriter Reeve Coobs, former member of The Near Misses and daughter of guitar-maker Jack Coobs, has contributed her vocals to numerous local music projects and performances, but her solo work stands on its own as much as anything else she’s done. Combining folk with hints of rock and jazz, Coobs’ vocals can captivate in a single note. Her first solo album, What Love is All About, was released in 2013.”

“While many artists today are ready to jump in the studio after writing their first handful of songs, there's something to be said for taking your time. Coobs has devoted years to her craft and it shows on "What Love is All About" - a collection of beautifully sung, fully-realized tunes nine years in the making. At 14 songs you'd assume there'd be filler, but Coobs and co-producer Jeff Williams (of gogoPilot) had plenty of time to refine these tracks with the help of a band of seasoned area musicians. There's so much good about this record I can't single out every strong song. There's emotional highs, sassy rock n' roll ones, quiet singer-songwriter confessionals and impressive, soulful vocals. "What Love is All About" is the whole package. It's certainly one of my favorite local releases of the past year.”

“Coobs' vocals are still front-and-center, where they should be, donning many moods. She capably delivers the spit and vitriol in rocker "Let It Out" and wails the blues in "Hopeful Thought." But she's just as comfortable with the resignation of an unrequited lover in the Carole King-worthy "Goodbye" or the late-night reverie of "Night Owl," which features pedal steel passes from the late Rodney Lanier. // Coobs made a wise choice in tapping Williams as her co-conspirator. The duo creates bountiful textures that reveal more and more nuance with repeat listens, not unlike the work of, say, Jolie Holland. And, just as key, they've pulled it off without losing sight of the songwriters' vision, proving in the process that Coobs is more than just a pretty voice.”

"As a singer-songwriter she’s been a fixture (and one time Near Miss) in Charlotte for years, so it’s surprising that her new album is also her debut. If you’ve seen her folky solo acoustic performances and think you know what to expect, “What Love is All About” is a fully-realized collection that weaves a remarkable voice through a number of subtle genre changes."

“Unbridled by a succinct subgenre definition, Reeve runs the gamut of folk from the pop end to the rock end, picking up some country/Americana sounds on the way. While Reeve’s flawless, live vocals rival the precision and quality of a great studio recording, her talents extend even beyond that to skilled guitar-work and piano-playing. For someone as multi-talented as she, her self-effacing manner of addressing her fans makes her even more charming as a performer—she seems to be so focused on the music, she hesitates to mention her items for sale at the back of the venue. She even apologizes for her lack of happy songs: “Moving from ‘angry’ to ‘sad;’ not too many ‘happy,’ sorry.””

“Reeve Coobs has a vocal style that can be as easygoing as a comfortable chair one moment and as powerful as a tornado the next. She knows exactly how to express her thoughts and apply the perfect tone to give the words as much meaning as possible.”

“Reader's Pick for Best Female Vocalist 2005”

Creative Loafing

“Her songs will linger in your head and heart.”

Catherine Peterson

“Reeve is a delightful young songwriter with an incredible, powerful voice which must be heard to be believed. Combined with her thoughtful lyrics and charming stage persona, Reeve is a compelling performer you should experience. ”

Lea Pritchard of The Evening Muse

“By far, the best solo acoustic performance at FemmeFest was not the headliner but Reeve Coobs, who truly blew me away with her powerful choruses and excellent guitar-work. Even my husband, the guitar snob who I dragged along for a male perspective, was impressed with her playing. Her sweet-yet-mighty voice ran the gamut from self-effacing, light folk to robust, head-bobbing blues. I missed her full-band set since it coincided with Grown Up Avenger Stuff’s time slot but I am eager to find another opportunity to see Reeve with her band.”

“I have heard Reeve sing on many occasions and I've performed with her as well. She continues to grow as an artist and her voice always amazes me as she sings effortlessly and with passion. -John Tosco of the Tosco Music Party ”

John Tosco of the Tosco Music Party

“Reeve will professional-musician you're star struck ass under the table”

Andrew Webster AMPS 11

“It's such a pleasure to watch and listen to her solo shows. She's more mature, stronger and more self confident at each show I see. And she's still so daggone young! Lots of surprises in store for us from this talented singer-songwriter-guitarist in the years ahead.”

Laurie Koster