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Press for “Summer June”

“Bonnie’s thoughtful, self-penned creations blend contemporary and soul music, delivered in a voice possessing the anguish of Annie Lennox, the passion of Chrissie Hynde, and the tender innocence of Janis Ian.”  The Georgia Straight

“Bonnie Ste-Croix has a haunting, warm voice… a vocal that recalls Melissa Etheridge at her best… a sultry vocal and a sweet lyric. Anna Maria Stjärnell, Collected Sounds, Sweden and USA

Press for “Flying High”

“…strong, personal, intense, introspective and spiritual all at once… Jann Arden fans take note. ” Ralph Alfonso, monthly music publication

Press for “Here I Am”

“ Ste-Croix is a talented singer-writer whose latest CD, Here I Am, neatly balances serious pop with a rootsy type of rock.  Nicely done.”  Tom Harrison, The Province.

“Produced by Vancouver’s Bill Buckingham and featuring some of our best players, this is a rich amalgam of writing styles from a fine singer…with songs like ‘Berry Point Road” show loving attention to craft.”  John P. McLaughlin, The Vancouver Province

“The Gaspé, Québec native possesses the songwriting prowess of storytellers Dar Williams, Shawn Colvin and Tom Waits, with an immediately recognizable, smoky voice that fluctuates between a sensual bluesy Bessie Smith, an assertive country-tinged Mary Chapin Carpenter, and a heartfelt acoustic rocker Sarah McLachlan.” Xtra West

Here I Am is easily one of the best albums of 2007, Period. I will have to say this, the reason by Bonnie Ste. Croix has been around for so long is due to how moving and powerful her music and voice is. Here I Am (self-released) may become one of my favorite albums for a few reasons. Her voice is very moving in the Sarah McLachlan sense, but that was a first impression. As one takes a more intense listen to her music, one gets a better impression of her as a singer, and perhaps as a person. When the album begins with the title track, the listener is off for a ride that is a joy to be a part of. She’s a woman who doesn’t like to stay around in one musical place at any given time, one song may be awash in lush keyboards, another may have crispy beats sampled and looped while a mandolin and slide guitar dance with each other, other times she may reach for the heartstrings with a country song, as she does in “Stay” … most of her music is rootsy and organic…her voice remains the same in any texture, sounding comfortable in each one. There’s a confidence in her voice that is very warm, and while she may reveal lyrics that touch on uncertainty and fear, Here I Am proves that this is her on her own path, walking down fearlessly.” John Book, Music for America

Warren Footz, SEE Magazine

“Ste-Croix wanders around soul-deep like Christine McVie but with a rain and sunshine coast Shari Ulrich-like sensibility.”   Warren Footz, SEE Magazine. Edmonton (live performance review)

Will Ackerman, CEO, Imaginary Road Records

“I met Bonnie Ste-Croix when I attended the Music West Conference in Vancouver as a speaker and a panelist. By far the most promising talent I heard that day was Bonnie Ste-Croix and the feedback from the other panelists confirmed that my opinion was shared by the others. Her focus and discipline toward this endeavor is not less important in the real world than her talent.  As a producer for artists such as Patty Larkin and John Gorka, among others, I feel qualified to offer the observation that Bonnie Ste-Croix is deserving of whatever resources will add to the momentum of her work and her career… I consider myself a fan.”
 Will Ackerman, CEO, Imaginary Road Records, founder of Windham Hill Records

F. Hughes, Vancouver Courier

“It’s one reason she’s attracted such devoted local fans, who faithfully attend her gigs. She’s often been compared to Jann Arden for her witty humour, interactive and friendly stage presence…Ste-Croix definitely isn’t afraid to simultaneously show her intense and comic sides on stage. And the audience falls in love.”

“In person and on stage, Ste-Croix is vibrant, captivating and outgoing.“
F. Hughes, Vancouver Courier

Press During the Recording Phase of “Canadian Girl”

Press During the Recording Phase of “Canadian Girl”

Whitehorse Star Article “Of course the listening environment behind the board at Old Crow is exquisite.  So, as a listener, the writer could be biased, but the mix heard quite a number of times as the track was build was a wonderful story with beautiful sound that evokes your own memory of a place and time.”

Telegraph Journal

Georgia Straight Article: Bonnie Ste-Croix makes cross-Canada road songs

Manitoba CBC/Radio-Canada Television Interview

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