Reviews

“By possessing the ingenious intellect and activist zeal of Ani DiFranco combined with the poetic skepticism of Leonard Cohen, Kulnys is artfully cementing her place in the history books of artistic heroes of our time.” -Shannon Webb-Campbell, Canadian Music Journalist 

“Sometimes an artist possesses a voice that reaches out and seduces your senses, Erika Kulnys has one of those voices. Let’s be honest here, there’s no way you can hear that voice without falling under its spell. The depths of engrossing story-telling that pervade every track on this album are so strong it’s almost possible to reach out and touch their intensity. -Folkwords, UK

“The Music Room in Halifax was packed to overflowing last Friday night for the cd launch of Hurricane by the amazing Erika Kulnys. Erika and her group of talented musicians wowed us for two and a half hours of music, most of it written by Erika. This Halifax daughter is destined to be our next Sarah McLachlan.” –Terry Paul Choyce, CDKU, Canada

“The possessor of a quite extraordinary voice, Rise Up, the seventh studio album by Kulnys, finds the Nova Scotia resident in fine form reflecting on matters worldly as well as closer to home…The aforementioned Roaring For A Revolution, the cream of the crop, bears a healthy relation to Anais Mitchell in style and indeed delivery. Kulnys powerful and soaring vocal is the winner here without doubt, bringing the poignant lyrics and melody to life. -Lonesome Highway, Ireland


 

FolkWords Reviews

Rise Up’ by Erika Kulnys – depths of engrossing story-telling (July 10, 2016)


Sometimes an artist possesses a voice that reaches out and seduces your senses, Erika Kulnys has one of those voices. Her album, ‘Rise Up’ is overflowing with that vocal seduction – and it’s a temptation that’s all to easy to give way to. Let’s be honest here, there’s no way you can hear that voice without falling under its spell. The depths of engrossing story-telling that pervade every track on this album are so strong it’s almost possible to reach out and touch their intensity.

Erika’s vocal expression is matched by her ability to write lyrics that are equally capable of making you feel warm and fuzzy, rip at your heart, or make you take stock and think (and think hard). The lusciousness of ‘I’m On Fire’, the subtle endearment of ‘Love Me In The Morning’, the entreaty to ‘Keep Your Feet Moving’ or the personal reflection of ‘Carolina’ – each make their presence felt in no uncertain terms. Being honest once more, there’s not a track on this album that sounds like a ‘filler’ – each poetic lyric and catching melody brings home a narrative of power and presence.

For me, the stand out song among so much excellence is the charismatic dignity of the title track ‘Rise Up’ – to find out if you agree visit Erika’s website and buy the album: erikakulnys.com

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