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:: what others say about patresa

Queen of Everything album review

Hartman is proudly carrying the torch of the Iowa Sound that dates back decades. Artists like Greg Brown, Dave Moore and Bonnie Koloc should be happy to know that Hartman is continuing the roots tradition they established while cutting her own distinctive groove into the Iowa landscape."

Joe Lawler, Cityview Magazine, January, 2017

the only way down album review

“Hartman’s a clever writer, an honest story teller and a beautiful singer. This is an album that begs to be played.”

Chad Taylor, Cityview Magazine, September 3, 2014


“Everything about Hartman’s music belies the strange trip that she’s taken to the stage. Her voice is so good; her songwriting is so tight. You can’t listen to her sing anything at all and not believe that she was born to it.”

Chad Taylor, Cityview Magazine, June 4, 2014


"...the surprising joy of Hartman’s sound [is] soul. Without succumbing to the vocal acrobatics that are pretty standard in music today..., Patresa takes us to church in her vocals just enough to let you know what she’s capable of without being braggadocious."

Rae Fehring, Band Bombshell, March 27, 2014

interview (Women Who Rock)

"Don’t be fooled by Patresa Hartman’s humble grace and self-effacing charm; this talent is a force to be reckoned with. Both her lyrics and her energy are infused with honesty, poetry, and artistry that are rare finds in today’s musicians."

Alissa Sheldon, Iowa Music Buzz, May 28, 2013

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