"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."
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
ANEARFUL Blog, August 9, 2014
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."