New York Music Daily, December 30, 2014

"Hills of Violent Green - A lushly luscious folk noir anthem and a showcase for some literally breathtaking, swooping upper-register vocals by the former Aquanettas frontwoman (and current Ember Schrag bassist). From the Satan You Brought Me Down ep."


Non-Fiction Living, December 20, 2014

[A Garden Of My Own] "She’s put in her 10,000 plus hours and now has a work of art to show for it. If I didn’t love it so much it could break me in half with unspeakable beauty."


The Vinyl District: Graded On A Curve, September 23, 2014

"Debby Schwartz is properly appraised as a veteran musician, a singer-songwriter-multi-instrumentalist combining broader than usual range with a fairly low profile. As part of the small but potent roster of the NYC/Connecticut-based Twin Lakes Records that might change; her new LP A Garden of My Own offers 11 strong selections in a contemporary electric folk vein."


New York Music Daily, September 14, 2014 

[A Garden of My Own] "A Catchy, Pensive, Compelling New Album and a Cake Shop Show from the Aquanettas’ Debby Schwartz"


neue töne (1428): debby schwartz, August 27, 2013 [German language]

"[...somehow this all sounds familiar, like songs from a good neighbor, from someone who has been entrusted with so much mystery....]"


ANEARFUL Blog, August 9, 2014 

[Satan, you brought me down.] "Accompanying herself on acoustic guitar and working a seam of Americana that is slightly hypnotic and emotionally resonant, she's come up with five winning songs here.


Ember Schrag, Dead Language Airport Zine, April 18, 2014

"You’re drawn in by oos that are siren-like in the sense that they mimic traffic sirens—Debby’s no waif 'songstress' luring anyone, other than into the pleasure of a well constructed song. The band is great, on this whole thing, with a guitar duel between Pat Gubler’s Americana spiral and Bob Bannister’s foggy drone.”

Twin Lakes Records, March 2014

"Debby Schwartz has hands like Bert Jansch and a voice like the autumn moon. She found her own resonance by channeling artists like Jansch while unraveling the influences behind Led Zeppelin and Neil Young. Her latest collection of songs is an instant addition to the canon of American hardscrabble songbook -- something Rick Rubin would have had Johnny Cash cover -- which, in its terse, bobbing and circular major-minor tides, both addles and propels the listener."