An enlightening presence...
It is impossible not to have a good time listening to Lewis sing.
Bernice Lewis may well be the frosting on the cake!
Rod Kennedy, Director
Kerrville Folk Festival
Bernice Lewis should be investigated by major labels if they can spare the
time from signing groups who sound like the Beatles.
Folk Roots Magazine, UK
Lewis' lake-clear voice and satisfying mix of heartfelt and humorous
compositions make her worth hearing. Again and again.
Bernice packed the Threadgill Theatre to capacity and wound up with a
standing ovation and a pair of encores. She wowed the crowd with funny
stories and her wry insights. I loved the show from beginning to end.
Alan Roweth, Moderator
Folk Music Digest
Autumn must be nature's attempt to imitate Bernice's
voice: vivid contrasts, intense hues and bright spendor. Voices
of such quality are of the "once in a generation" variety. Unlike
similarly gifted female vocalists (Mary Black, Maura O'Connell)
who are exclusively singers and interpreters of songs, Lewis has
a real flair for songwriting as well.
Folk Music Digest
In the forefront of her generation of singer-songwriters.
Her music, her vocals, and her writing are utterly and uniquely her own.
A fully realized effort from a mature, complex performer who can express
every note of her emotion.
New England Folk Almanac
A musical and lyrical tour de force that should propel Lewis to the
uppermost ranks of the new folk crowd...
The type of recording you listen to over and over again,
Mark E. Rondeau
"A small masterpiece."
David Johnson New England Folk Almanac
She was the first person in the history of our coffeehouse to receive a
second standing encore.
Jim & Lee Prato
Along The Way Coffeehouse
...a diverse and intriguing artist...
...one of the Berkshires most valuable natural resources...
The Berkshire Eagle
Lovely - I was scared to death to follow her.
Michael Smith, Songwriter, The Dutchman, Chicago, IL
When someone asks me who's the best I've heard, her name always heads the
Outlaw Radio/Country Eastern Music
Isle Of Spirit is a first class recording, Bernice's finest work yet. Each
song sparkles with top notch writing, performances and production . I
just cant stop listening to this album.
Her talent at reaching the audience is undeniable.
The Williams Record