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Roxy Perry / Press

“Being the New York Blues Queen - a title Roxy Perry either adopted or accepted on her 1998 album of the same name – might not be the hardest distinction to claim. But this leather-clad vocalist has the kind of voice and delivery that could save her throne if Gotham did suddenly get flooded with distaff blues singers; her sound is full, smoky, dark, wise, worldly, and genuine. She has a way with a phrase, taking what could be ordinary stories of love among the barflies and selling them with a clever and utterly honest turn of phrase: She's looking for the Whole Dog, you understand, not just a piece of tail. Seldom has the cherished female trophy of commitment sounded so sexy. Perry's voice is just that impressive; it's a rough yet feminine wonder that attempts to carry the tradition of prewar torch singing into the modern age.”

Robert Fontenot - BLUES REVUE

“New York vocalist and songwriter Roxy Perry notches a strong new recording with In My Sweet Time (BluePerry Hill Records), an exercise in styles including swing (Roadmaster, with a great steel solo from Matt Rae), funky rock (Easy for You), cocktail jazz with a Van Morrison feel (Goodbye Honey), slinky soul (That Night in Memphis), Twenties blues (Not Bad Enough), and stone country (Hank Williams’ I’m So Lonesome I Could Cry). Perry and her solid band carry off this ambitious project, with the slow Bed of Blues, the title ballad, and the powerful R&B anthem Blues Comes to Call representing the strength of the playlist.”

Tom Hyslop - BLUES REVUE

“This lady has a big voice, strong presentation, real presence and a sense that she has lived the Blues. Roxy’s music incorporates swing, jazz, Blues and big-balled ballads, and all of the tracks on this, her fourth album demonstrate that she both enjoys what she does and knows the history of the music she is making. ‘Roadmaster’ is a case in point: a big swing number with horns tootling away, piano tinkling and her voice strident and leading. When she sings softly on a ballad like Hank Williams (Snr) ‘I’m So Lonesome I Could Cry’, with a simple piano and picked guitar backing, she has a soft vibrato in her voice but none of the Mariah Carey warble. She can funk it up, jazz it softly and play soul, and she demonstrates - song after song - what a confident and fulsome singer can do with a good number. Thankfully, there are still ladies out there who know how to put a number over and the likes of Adele and Duffy could do a lot worse than listen and learn.”

Andy Snipper - BLUES MATTERS

“IN MY SWEET TIME Perry is a veteran blues singer with a straightforward delivery and lots of sassiness. On her third outing, she broadens her horizons with enjoyable forays into uptown r&b, funk, rock, country, Latin music and finger-snapping jump-blues. Perry knows her business all right; she's a more than capable songwriter and harmonica player. Not Bad Enough sounds like a scratchy 78 from the time when blues queens ruled the land.”


“Roxy Perry’s 2009 release In My Sweet Time, will become a good friend to many listeners, never far from the top of the CD stack. Perry has maturity and is the soul of musical confidence. Except for Hank William’s I’m So Lonesome I Could Cry, Perry did all the writing on In My Sweet Time. For good humored, pissed off women songs, Goodbye Honey is great (her relationship diagnosis being, He did the waltz, I did the tango). But as much as the opening jazz piano strains of the first song, Bed of Blues brings you in, this album won me at the end with Not Bad Enough, a 1920s Bessie Smith type of piano blues with authentic record player scratch sounds. The song goes that she died and went to heaven but they didn’t want her there, so she went to hell and the devil told her, You were bad, but your strong suit wasn’t sin. You were bad, but you can’t come in… I would love to hear blues bands across the world trying their hand at this. It is a gracious note, to a fine album ”