"You don't have to have the blues in order to sing them, nor do you have to hail from Texas in order to play country music. A Trail of Missing Thoughts...an impressive and thoughtful stroll through the bluegrass of Kentucky,the trad-country of Texas and the 1970s folk of California."
"Phaedra Kemp, Jenny Ritter, Terri Upton and token male multi-instrumentalist Adam Iredale have gelled with a balanced combination of original material and tasty instrumental arrangements and interplay."
"..the three billy goats have become four young women who play folk music with the skill of old-timers."
"...while this outstanding album's sound conjures up images of the Be Good Tanyas or even Indigo Girls, I don't think I am exaggerating when I say that the songwriting is arguably even stronger than that of either of the aforementioned." -review of The Gruff - self titled
"...the Gruff.....exudes an easygoing, if not always cheerful, contemporary vibe, especially in the seemingly effortless intertwining of their voices over a buoyant, tastefully embellished musical backdrop." - review of A Trail of Missing Thoughts