what folks are saying

"The worst weather of the winter could not discourage a sell-out audience from catching Eve Goldberg at the Registry Theatre...Her songs span the folk spectrum, with elements of old time country, Appalachian, gospel, blues and jazz. Although she acknowledges life's darker moments, her songs are life-affirming celebrations that give expression to love in all its myriad forms... She is a vocalist of the low-key, less is more variety. Her versatility diplayed itself when she put down the guitar in favour of becoming a jazz diva...Her easy manner established a warm atmosphere on a bitterly cold winter's night." Robert Reid, Kitchener-Waterloo Record, January 29, 2006

"Bittersweet songs like Funny How Love Can Die and When the Leaves Began to Fall are accompanied by fragile melodies and her clear alto voice. For an artist who is equally at home playing blues or bluegrass, this recording is full of simple, pure folk songs, of a type that is becoming increasingly rare in this fusion world. Sure the blues slip in here and there (Nova Scotia Blues, Blue and Low Down), but it's those lovely folk songs that stand out. Let Me Rise brings to mind Kate Wolf, and Pebble in the Water is filled with beautiful, gospel-like vocal harmonies... [A Kinder Season is] her best yet." Shawna Biamonte, Penguin Eggs Magazine Winter 2006

"Toronto songwriter Goldberg, always blessed with the ability to understate the obvious and to illuminate big ideas and feelings with the simplest metaphors and tunes, demonstrates again on 'A Kinder Season' her enviable talent for clarity and distillation...these new songs are enriched by breathtaking restraint, economy and inner joy...luminous." Greg Quill, Toronto Star, September 14, 2006

“At first blush, it appears unwieldy: folk, blues, swing, bluegrass, gospel, country, all in one album. But Toronto's Eve Goldberg... pulls off the 13 original and cover tunes of [Crossing The Water] together with panache.” Patrick Langston, Ottawa Citizen

“Whether a capella, with guitar, or full band backing, Eve's voice refreshes you, and [Crossing The Water] could well be the drink that'll dispel winter blues for you because she's drawn from the wide, deep well of North American Folk influences to create an ultra-intimate, uplifiting 13-song album.” Gerry Taylor, St. John Telgraph-Journal

“[Crossing The Water is] an old fashioned mix of folk, country, blues and swing that is guaranteed to get your toes tapping.” Mary Lamey, Montreal Gazette

“…a pure and pleasing voice and a performance style that know no bounds.” Greg Quill, Toronto Star

“ ...one of the most promising young singers in the Canadian folk scene” Alistair Brown, Greenman Review

“I love Eve's singing.... and I'm hard to please!” Peggy Seeger

"She can pick out a nifty instrumental one minute and nail an a cappella ballad the next." Mike Regenstreif, Sing Out!

“Singer/guitarist Eve Goldberg sang songs by Jean Ritchie, Tom Paxton, Mississippi John Hurt and others, all… melodies well-suited to her water-colour vocal style.” Stephen Pedersen, Halifax Chronicle-Herald (review of mainstage concert at 2001 Lunenburg Folk Harbour Festival)

"Eve Goldberg is an energetic, insightful, and entertaining performer with a quick wit and an engaging style.” James Keelaghan, 1994 Juno Award winner, "Best Roots and Traditional Album of the Year"

"This is a mature work that is fresh and musically satisfying. ‘Ever Brightening Day’ will brighten your day.” Folkprints (Ontario Council of Folk Festivals Newsletter)

"Eve Goldberg's voice is gutsy and full of emotion. She will win your heart with her wonderful music. Everyone should hear her!" Magpie recording artists Terry Leonino and Greg Artzner

"Eve Goldberg shows a warm, inviting folk style in both vocals and guitar... Goldberg should reach wider recognition with this disc. If you enjoy [Cathy] Fink's music, or that of Mary Chapin Carpenter or Terri Allard, then give Goldberg a listen.” Dirty Linen Magazine

"Those who prefer their folk music straight up will not want to miss Eve Goldberg... her own songs are indistinguishable from enduring classics... Goldberg has a clear, unadorned voice, whether singing a cappella or accompanied... she has deep respect for the integrity of lyric and melody.” Kitchener-Waterloo Record

"Wow! Ever Brightening Day is one of the best albums I've heard this year!" Back Porch Music Distribution

"Eve gives warm, enjoyable performances. Don't miss her next one!" Penny Lang, Canada’s “First Lady of Folk Music”

"Singing her own songs or creating a sparkling rendition of someone else's classic folk tunes, Goldberg delivers clarity of voice and expert musicianship. She seems at home in any style... A well-done album.” Victory Review

"Steeped in the traditions of folk singing, Eve's wit and intelligence provide a colourful backdrop for her heartfelt performances of ballads and blues.” Tim Harrison, Former Artistic Director, Eaglewood Earth Festival

"Ms. Goldberg pilots a warm and splendid voice that carries you away, and you're glad to take the trip.” Mose Scarlett, recording artist

“This CD [Ever Brightening Day] begs to be played over and over again. It is warm, unassuming and unpretentious.” Cloud Cover (Flying Cloud Folk Club newsletter)

“Eve Goldberg's Ever Brightening Day is one of those stealth recordings which sort of sneaks up on me, inviting, and rewarding, repeated listenings.” Jim Foley, KXCI, Tucson, AZ