Press & Reviews
“Her connection to Appalachian music is also enigmatic… Though her current album moves beyond those roots, adding poetic verses, catchy melodies and the kind of personal insights that feel universal."
Mountain Xpress Alli Marshall February 23, 2016
“[Jane] embraces songwriting that runs through a gamut of emotions, with heartache, regret, fear, and hope resounding deeply in her lyrics, and each tune is delivered with a voice that only be described as one of the purest in modern Americana.”
Blue Ridge Outdoors David Stallard February 24, 2016
“The ‘voice’ is there once again, living her songs and breathing life into lyrics that demand and hold attention. The themes move from the highs to the lows of life with the smoothness of shadows on silk. Kramer has an enviable ability to reflect feelings that mean something to the artist in a way that makes them mean something to all of us. These are personal emotions shared and understood.”
FolkWords (UK) Tom Franks December 7, 2015
“I’ve got this feeling about 2016; any year that starts with an album as beautiful as Jane Kramer’s Carnival of Hopes can’t really go wrong. This is a stunningly good album where every detail is right; the arrangements are varied, the melodies are powerful and Jane’s vocal delivery moves effortlessly from pure and clear to cracking with emotion. As for the songs, they’re raw, honest, self-deprecating and poetic…”
Music Riot (UK) 5 Star Review January 9, 2016
“Both celebratory and introspective, Kramer takes a good long look at her failures and fears on Carnival Of Hopes, stares them down and finds a core inner strength … and hope. That self-examination is underpinned by some wonderful bluegrass and New Orleans influenced playing, and Kramer ’s own heaven, but earthy sent vocals."
Get Ready to Rock Pete Whalley November 18, 2015
“Kramer writes with an awareness of our (female) imperfections; realistically and refreshingly painting us as multi-faceted individuals who make mistakes, experience insecurities, regret and worry.”
The Daily Country Tara Joan February 5, 2016