“Speeding Ticket and A Valentine” Climbing Charts and Receiving Rave Reviews


Music Critic Rob O’Connor Highlightes Blame Sally in Yahoo Music’s “Women to Watch in 2011”

“With their decade plus of live performances and recordings, [Blame Sally] has established a legacy of song combining country, folk, rock, Celtic and strains of classical music, which has brought originality together with a roots sensibility and pop accessibility…through all of the beauty of the lyrics, their layered and crafted harmonies simply enchant with each listen” No Depression.com Full Feature

“Before the first note is even sung, the opening groove from for ladies, known collectively as Blame Sally, lets the listener know that they have come to play, and do they ever play throughout all ten stellar tracks. Lyrically, Blame Sally takes a sledge hammer to the notion that men are from Mars, women are from Venus as they play and sing truth to humanity.” -Elmore Magazine

“There’s a lot of Stevie Nicks in Blame Sally’s countrified folk rock, but these veterans are less full of themselves, earthier, more self-assured – and more fun, too.” -Vintage Guitar Magazine

“A sensual vocal blend and their agile instrumental prowess find them earnest and assertive in terms of parlaying the material. The brittle emotions entrenched in “Bird In Hand” and the suggestive sentiments conveyed through “Countdown” demonstrate a certain subtlety that makes their music all the more seductive.” -Blurt

The Bay Area female quartet serves up a terrific blend of Americana, rock and pop. They’re equally at home with rollicking numbers like “Countdown” and gentle folk-country ballads, such as “Take Me There.” “Wide Open Spaces” has a bit of of funk that spices the song up before it surges into a sweet, gorgeous chorus. This could well be the group’s best album yet. And that’s saying a lot. Paul Freeman for www.popcultureclassics.com

“[Blame Sally puts] their heart and soul into every note, and while they have an identifiable sound, their music defies easy categorization. Its wide-open style and willingness to take risks allowed Blame Sally to build a singular niche. On their new album, Speeding Ticket and a Valentine, Blame Sally showcase their considerable songwriting chops, soaring harmonies, and sterling musicianship on ten impressive tunes.” -East Bay Express

“In keeping with the double-edged sword of its title, Speeding Ticket and a Valentine showcases the multiple styles and personalities of a band that has become a success by staying true to itself… Band member Renee Harcourt has a melodic sensibility and a gift for ear-burrowing hooks on songs like the title track, the funky-sweet ‘Wide Open Spaces’ and the acoustic ballad ‘Throw Me a Bone’.” -Marin Independent Journal

“Blame Sally is an all-female group that’s developed a reputation for lush melodies, stirring lyrics, and spellbinding four-part vocal harmonies. These four women’s talents are in full bloom on Speeding Ticket and a Valentine, and each member has a great voice and various instrumental talents. Blame Sally is a remarkable success story.” -San Luis Obispo New Times

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