'The outstanding songwriter/musician/producer overall champion spirit, Jan Bell' Elyas Khan

Maybe growing up in Nottinghamshire is what sets Jan Bell apart from the run of local lady folkies. Or maybe its the slide guitars, harmonicas, mandolins and banjos. Dark, old timey spareness......gorgeous ” - Chuck Eddy

— Village Voice

Bell's music isn't strictly bluegrass, but her reworking of old-time country and jug-band blues is remarkably nuanced. It embodies the wide-open spirit of what has become an antic, hybrid genre.” - Edd Hurt

— Nashville Scene

The British are even making waves in the home of country. Jan Bell, a latter-day Loretta Lynn from a Yorkshire coal-mining background...whose roots still show!” - Tim Cooper

The Times, London.

4 **** STARS - Wonderful chiller thriller of a new album, Jan Bell and company are the real deal” - Tim Perlich

— NOW Toronto - NXNE Critics Pick

Jan Bell leads The Maybelles in up tempo, soulful country songs.” - Hank Schteamer

— Time Out NY

Beautiful, haunting, evocative...It’s not a stretch to imagine future generations of Americana musicians referencing the Jan Bell versions of many of these songs: this album secures her place among the finest and most individualistic musicians in that world. New York Music Daily” - Alan Lucid Culture

— New York Music Daily

Jan Bell completely won me over! Her melodies are rich and meaty...an album of deceptively layered depth, really fine songs, creative arrangements and crisp playing.” - Tom Druckenmiller

— Sing Out!

A mighty fine album! Simple, well sung songs,the way it should be.”

— Americana UK

Dreamy, beautifully modulated and exquisitely arranged folk country blues” - John Conquest

— 3rd Coast Music, Austin TX

Despite (or maybe because of) Bell's English heritage, she's much more of a traditionalist than anyone in Nickel Creek or the Duhks; The Maybelles harder-faster is a triumph for equal-opportunity bluegrassers. Yet they give such an unsentimental melancholy to the mostly self-penned material that you remember their art, not their science. ” - Mikael Wood

Village Voice