Author: Remo Ricaldone | Appeared on: Planet Country. it
If you get excited by the life stories presented with grace, delicacy and depth, if your heart warms by listening to the acoustic sounds presented with essentiality but also with a wealth of shades, then this “Caged Bird” is for you. Her own sound, her own poetics and always giving the overall impression of a confident and highly gifted artist. “Caged Bird” has great cohesion and is above average quality.
Author: Hans Werksman | Appeared on: Here comes the flood
Her training as a classical acoustic guitar player allows her to colour her compositions with sharp eye for detail. Her storytelling capabilities turns the mainly autobiographical lyrics into songs with universal appeal. Melancholy and resilience are both trying to get the upper hand. There is no clear winner, which is just as well. Real life does not do Hollywood endings.
Author: Joachim “Joe” Brookes | Appeared on: Rocktimes.De
She has succeed in opening a huge door of favor. When the different strings come into play, it gets really sensual, melancholic, thoughtful. For example, “Judging” is a beautiful staging of melancholy.
Author: Philip Verhage | Appeared on: Keys and Chords
Ellen Shaes new record is bursting with autobiographical songs. a shot of melancholy, an enchanting flawless voice characterizes her sound. She writes great and delicious song material to conquer a place in our heart.
Author: Ullrich Maurer | Appeared on: Gaeliste.de
The elegant, personally colored folk pop and country rock ballads Ellen Shae wrote could hardly have been staged more authentically. Ellen also addresses universal political issues and then makes them her own in a poetic-allegorical way.
Author: Johan Schoenmakers | Appeared on: Altcountry Forum
She has a beautiful voice that somewhat resembles Janis Ian. Caged Bird is a record that is made with care and strong craftmansship. Beautiful songs to cherish and take into your heart.