Real-deal, tried and true country and western. A solid mix of traditional country, Southern blues, western swing, and a bit of Tejano in there. Marty Robbins would be proud.
"Five stars- Startlingly good and why we love country music"
Your Mistake features sharp songwriting and buoyant melodies throughout. Detailed narratives guide the journey. “I make my home down in San Marcos, where I count my tips at the Triple Crown,” she sings on “Austin (Ain’t Got No) City Limits” against bouncy Western swing. “You best find a quiet seat if you’re down at Cheatham Street watching them pass that mic around.” Amen. Now, pass the tip jar.
I fell for her ice-cold honky-tonk songwriting almost immediately. She sings with such confidence, and nails hard-lived country songwriting like nobody's business. And she gets the culture of Texas dancehalls too. "Your Mistake" could be a barroom classic pretty much anywhere.
Herring has a bold, brassy voice a bit reminiscent of early k.d. lang or Kelly Willis, while her spirited guitar playing brings to mind Bonnie Raitt and Rosie Flores.
This record captures the old hippie consciousness of Asleep At The Wheel at the same time that it exemplifies the vision of Bob Wills & The Texas Playboys.
There’s nobody quite like Emily Herring. She’s part Western Swing, part Lucinda Williams, and part Patsy Cline but one thing’s for sure, she’s all Texas.
Herring twangs, plucks, and warbles like country singers of yore, gun-slingin' her guitar with a clear-headed progressive attitude and the "don't-mess-with-me" swagger of a true outlaw. Her brand of homegrown country pickin' defines America not just for the Red Staters, but for every single one of us.
"Emily Herring weaves songs out of a bluesy country fabric that is so much a part of Central Texas. In a sea of sound-alike singer/songwriters, Herring demands to be heard."
"Alternately upbeat and bluesy, she brings a bespectacled chic to her unique yet authentic Texas country twang. Emitting gritty growls without being grating, Herring dons a nonchalantly fashionable straw hat and melds pretty high notes and skillful plucking with a strong American roots base."
"Herring is an original voice doing extraordinary things in the simplest terms... A big plate of Texas Country with a side of Delta Blues."
"You'll hear hints of Merle Haggard and Lucinda Williams in this tattooed, bespectacled blues-country artist's work. Go on and slide up and down that guitar neck with your bad self, Miss Girl."
"Maria Muldaur singing delta blues & country. Dirty and gritty, damned if she don't get it done."
"Stark with personality and distinctly rooted in American tradition... I would highly recommend this stuff for fans of old-time twang and today's eccentric Iron and Wine Americana."