"Lara has become a force on the folk scene of the northeast with a winning stage presence that charms audiences while she makes them sit up and listen to songs of personal and social meaning. Herscovitch has a new release, 'Four Wise Monkeys' that showcases her ever-growing vision for social justice and her skill as a musician and entertainer."
"On 'Four Wise Monkeys,' her latest, Herscovitch's songs are passionate, direct, hummable; they're broadsiding story songs about human rights, dignity, and rising to personal challenges. Not only that, it's a call to action - the essence of the folk spirit.
Some 25 years ago, the great, late bluegrass-tinged folksinger from West Virginia, Hazel Dickens, did an album (on vinyl!) called 'Hard Hitting Songs for Hard Hit People.' The spirit of social justice that runs through both the album by Dickens decades ago, and in the new one by Herscovitch, nobly continues the tradition. That Connecticut singer-songwriter Herscovitch picks up and carries the torch with nary a scorch is a true accomplishment.
Herscovitch's mass of super-curly hair frames an intelligent, blue-eyed face that is as unique as her musical talent and onstage assuredness, making audiences comfortable with her soothing, charismatic style."
"Herscovitch is a force on the New England folk scene."
“…The abundance of singer-songwriters on the scene today requires a musician to really shine to rise above the crowd, and Herscovitch does that from the first line of the first song…”
"...Herscovitch now is as a matter of course what Baez was then on her best day... it is more than Folk. It is Jazz and World and a handful of other genres (even comedy, as in a Smothers' Brother-type take on being stopped for speeding - Mr. Officer), all melded into a smoothly flowing musical stew... Juror Number 13 is among the best folk releases of this year and possibly many years past."
“She possesses not only a huge reservoir of musical talent and a voice with a bell-like clarity, but a keen sense of global social concern and a fierce intellect… It might seem too good to be true, but true it is.” (full article PDF downloadable on Bio web page)
"There are so many great lines, couplets, and extended metaphors in her work that I hardly know where to start... It's rare to come across poets able to inject such an achingly human and knowing warmth into their work... It's obvious that this musician-composer has hit her stride, that her star's still rising."
"If the name isn't currently sounding off any mental bells, it will. Her lyrics are pure, her sound original and her music is strong enough to soften even the hardest of critics... Always friendly and ever ready to establish a bond between performer and listener... Herscovitch's songs are moving and full of meaning. Often unfamiliar with her work at first, those who hear, see, or speak with her will not soon forget her name.”
"Through A Frozen Midnight Sky is smooth and wistful; a perfect complement to a glass of wine, an Adirondack chair on the lawn, and a wide view of a summer's evening - simple magic."
"refreshing talent... Pure, crisp, refreshing, singer songwriter Lara Herscovitch is a welcome alternative... this one-time would-be lawyer's voice is arresting, warm and engaging; the perfect soundtrack for transforming a lazy, hazy sun-soaked day into a luscious, full-body, all-senses experience."
"...Herscovitch's voice is great. It's crystal clear and soothing... immediately charming and the lyrics, well, funny, smart, clever, etc."
"Herscovitch accomplishes versatility in folk music through a terrific set of story-telling devices that goes beyond... through Herscovitch's lens we get to look at American culture, which she sometimes criticizes and sometimes defends, and its players emerge tragic fools, unsung heroes, and troubled souls whose stories we want to hear..."
"Herscovitch mixes folk with elements of jazz and Latin rhythms, and annoints them with her often sultry vocals... proves herself to be a prolific force in the singer-songwriter game…”