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Reviews for “NOTHING IS AS IT WAS”

“This is not music that references influences. It breathes a sophisticated rare air.”
“The songs channel reggae/dub, modern soul, a dash of 70’s guitar magic.”

Dennis Mills Vancouver based musician/blogger
Read full “Smells like rainbow. Sounds like velvet” review here

“Elements of classic seventies New York proto punk find their way into the angular grooves of Sunset Daddy and the sinewy bass lines in BLOOD.”

Stuart Derdeyn Vancouver Sun Arts/Entertainment reporter
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“Nothing is as it was” online party.

Sunny. Saturday. Patio show. Solo.

“Play Music on the Porch Day” & Fundraiser.


"... the band goes from the funky shuffle of the opening tune Shed A Tear to the near-perfect AAA pop such as Hey or the closing track Desire with obvious chemistry."

Stuart Derdeyn Vancouver Sun Feb. 28. 2017.

"Your vocals sound like Kim Gordon's, early Sonic Youth recordings, on your live Youtube video for Crazy Beautiful."

Savage- Blue Dirt Girl fan.

"We've had great feedback from your, solo, patio show last week at the The Water Street Cafe."

Jump Attack Bookings- Vancouver B.C. Canada

"Thanks again for such beautiful & inclusive Blue Dirt Girl duo performances aboard Via Rail train Toronto to Vancouver."

Bill and Mary Lou- Via Rail passengers. April 2019.

I listened to your EP, nice variety of sounds, vibes and ambiances. When I was listening to Shed a tear, it reminded me of the good years of the Young Marble Giants and Week-End -years 1978 to 1983 through the lens of Alison Statton's voice and songs-cool vibes !

Marc Fournier CBC host, World music DJ and Concert coordinator.

"I closed my eyes & listened to you play DREAMS and The Flamenco Waltz, in the Winnipeg Via Station, & felt like I was on a gondola in Venice again."

Via Rail passenger Blue Dirt Girl duo Artist on Board 2019.

"Kathryn's live performance videos, on Blue Dirt Girl's YouTube Channel, present her material in everything from full band studio sets to back porch strum-alongs and it’s clear she’s right at home anywhere."

Stuart Derdeyn Review, Vancouver Sun, Feb. 28. 2017.

"Your show was a delight...reminded me of the genuineness and open sweetness of Jane Siberry concerts in the 80s. Keep on singing you and your band are the real thing."

Leslie H. New fan after Notional Space Fundraiser Concert.

"Your sound is so bold and your lyrics deeply relatable. Thank you so much for your music!

T. A.-Blue Dirt Girl fan.

"The songs channel reggae/dub, modern soul, a dash of 70’s guitar magic."

Dennis Mills-Vancouver based musician/writer/blogger April 3. 2021.

"BDG trio are all seasoned musicians clearly at home in any number of genres..Sutherland has a fluid delivery with a particular talent for shifting gear and range from verse to verse effortlessly."

Stuart Derdeyn- Vancouver Sun Review of Crazy Beautiful album 2016.

"Your songs are warm, rich and moving."

Judith S. - Duo Sylvia Lounge Show patron.

"Something about the feel reminds me of Traffic, Joan Armatrading, and an unnamed, distant memory of the 80’s...
This is not music that references influences. It breathes a sophisticated rare air."

Dennis Mills-Vancouver based musician, writer, blogger April 3. 2021.

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