Daily Journal

Rheta Grimsley Johnson of Daily Journal: If you’ve ever wondered what happened to the gutsy folk singers who used to roam the earth with their instrument and protest, check out Gina Forsyth. In the tradition of Guthrie, Dylan and Prine she is writing and…

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Victory Review Magazine

John C. McClure of Victory Music: “Promised Land” is an album no folk music lover should pass up. Well-written tunes, crisp production and instrumentation framing a message of reminiscences from a performer who does it as well as it can be done.

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WYCE Music Journal: Folk 88.1FM (Canada)

Steven “Nick” Nickelson of WYCE: Promised Land: For her sophomore release, this is a melodious and well-written cd. It’s a pleasure to listen to a release where the artist actually took time to put out honest, well-written and heartfelt music (eg. “11 Days”, “Just…

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WWOZ 90.7FM (New Orleans, LA)

Ronald Clingenpeel of WWOZ: Gina Forsyth’s album, Promised Land, released locally in December and nationally in February has been hitting the top of the charts. A notable achievement, the title song from the CD reached #1 on the Folk DJ list for January and…

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Offbeat Magazine

Dan Willging of Offbeat Magazine: Promised Land, her solo sophomore effort is loaded with thought-provoking content and incisive humor, the song’s real message revealed in layers. Along the way, facets of Forsyth’s personality are unveiled, such as her exemplary Cajun musicianship on “Belle,” a…

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Independent Weekly (Lafayette, LA)

Walter Pierce of the Independent Weekly: Multi-instrumentalist Gina Forsyth brings passion and panache to her latest release, Promised Land (Waterbug Records), a 14-tune effort brimming with spot-on acoustic musicianship and austere, poetic storytelling that highlight Forsyth’s keen ear for the American folk songbook.

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Chicago Folk Music Examiner

Gary Tuber of Chicago Folk Music Examiner: “Promised Land” from Gina Forsyth explodes on the market…Besides thoughtful lyrics, “Promised Land” has touches of the Cajun (Gina does live in New Orleans, after all), and fine musicianship from Gina, herself on guitar and fiddle, and…

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Midwest Record

Chris Spector of the Midwest Record says of Gina Forsyth/Promised Land: “A solid old school folkie with a double shot of Malvina Reynolds in her soul, this well traveled throughout the South singer/songwriter masters the trick of sounding and feeling old school without falling…

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Words of Praise from the Folk Community

“Superb.” Rich Warren, host, The Midnight Special on WFMT (Chicago, IL) “This is powerful, thoughtful music full of insights and great stories. The subtle combinations of voice, guitar and fiddle sets this album apart from the mass of other music that crosses my desk.”…

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New Orleans Times-Picayune

Keith Spera of the New Orleans Times-Picayune “Christmas in China” uses the ubiquity of overseas products as a roundabout entry to a love song. “Copper Rooster” takes a whimsical look at the post-Katrina rash of copper thefts. “Sparrows” alludes to Forsyth’s spiritual side. “Sweet and…

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