"The only other person I've ever known of that can convey that much pain with just their voice and an acoustic guitar is Hank Williams. Rachel Brooke is not only a singular talent, if you ask me she is a national treasure." -Saving Country Music 

“..we should all be keeping our eyes on her.” –Shooter Jennings 

Brooke’s voice is the thread that stitches all these disparate styles together, and its sultry, knowing twang does a fine job of hooking the listener and keeping them hooked.” - Pop Matters  

ol’ Lucifer has never been afraid to tap his pointed toe to the right kind of country tunes. Southern country roots rock revivalist Rachel Brooke has a few numbers the dark prince might be interested in. –UTNE Reader  

Brooke grew up in a bluegrass/folk family but rocked out in a punk band as a teenager. Now she’s living in northern Michigan and recorded the tracks on her new album without computers — now that’s killer." -Craig Shelburne, CMT"  

 I am astounded by how wholly original the thing is, how successful the theme and vision were implemented and seen through, that it brought out Rachel's subtly brilliant songwriting, and most importantly, did not suffocate her most important asset: her timeless, flawless voice.” - Saving Country Music  

"It sounds like Rachel has just emerged from a lost, out of time 'holler' somewhere in the high Appalachians with all of that old time 'hillbilly' eerie edginess and mystery completely intact." - American Roots UK  

Rachel Brooke with Modern Mal:  

Modern Mal are what might happen if blurry reincarnations of Leonard Cohen and Dolly Parton hooked up to form a bent Americana band in the Michigan north woods..(B+) - Robert Christgau, Noisey/ Vice  

“An intriguing piece of art." - Popmatters.com 

We’ve all looked up at the night sky hoping to see some kind of transcendent celestial sight — a shooting star, an eclipse, something from The X-Files. Those sights happen rarely, though, but that doesn’t mean there still isn’t beauty to be found in simply looking. -American Songwriter 

..attention to melodic detail makes for a stirring experience, but it is ultimately their exceptional lyricism that will bring listeners back again and again. -Atwood Magazine

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