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 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!

"Playing stages from Greyfox to Glastonbury. The Waldorf Astoria to the Woody Guthrie Archives"” - Paste Magazine
A new festival of Americana music, debuting in Dumbo and Red Hook comes from the brain of a Brit. Why is a native of the U.S.’s former colonial oppressor organizing the Brooklyn Americana Music Festival, dedicated to fiddle-and-banjo songs, the blues, and gospel spirituals from the New World? It may seem ironic, but the show’s founder says that if you dig deeper, you’ll find that the taproot of American roots music goes all the way back to Britannia.” - Max Yaeger

Brooklyn Paper, NY Post

Spirited, soulful twang and inspired lyrics from this veteran of the international alt.country scene.” - Stephanie Schroeder

GO Magazine, NYC

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

An unlikely Americana star. A Barnsley lass, bold as brass and the grand daughter of a coal miner. Her new album features rare traditional songs from both sides of the Atlantic, pitting tracks from Appalachia alongside originals from Yorkshire.”

— The Argus, Sussex UK

For 15 years, Jan Bell curated the music at the Dumbo Art Under the Bridge Festival, which focused largely on showcasing visual artists in the neighborhood. Although the art festival closed up shop for good last year, Bell decided the music must go on. That’s why she created the first annual Brooklyn Americana Music Festival, which features folk, blues, country, bluegrass and jazz acts, with a heavy focus on local musicians and free performances.  ” - Hal Bienstock

— amNew York

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

— Time Out NY