Lara Herscovitch



Daily Journal

“Singer-songwriter Lara Herscovitch doesn’t write songs just for the ears, but also for the heart and soul.”

Sound Waves Magazine

"...expertly written prose... crisp and pleasing vocals... poetic, uplifting... songwriting at its best... Lara gets it all done with her skillful songwriting - musical timing, memorable melodies, and compelling lyrics. It's good for your ears AND your soul."

WNPR, The Colin McEnroe Show

"Lara reminds us that music can be heroic when it springs from a strong heart. Walt Whitman would recognize his own soul in her expansive American vision, and there really is no higher compliment I can pay an artist. "

Everything Sundry: Introducing you to all kinds of great music

"Lara’s music has that special sauce – it sticks to your soul."

Moonlight On the Mountain (Birmingham AL)

"Humanitarian, activist, and talented singer songwriter - she's bold and honest bringing some of the world's biggest issues to light. Don't miss the chance to hear one of the best female troubadours live..."

Citizen News

"Lara weaves a tapestry of melody and poetry that stirs the intellect while reaching deeply into the listener's soul... A proud torchbearer, she is today's troubadour, carrying the essence of the folk spirit, drawing comparisons to the likes of Joan Baez and Ani Difranco." (New Jersey)

“…marvelous, inventive and thought-provoking songs… Herscovitch's songs grow on you - they not only hold up but they get better with repeated listening and make you want to know more, hear more about this highly talented young singer/songwriter... It is her awareness of the ‘larger picture’ - that worldliness and grasp of multiple cultural styles along with her sensitivity to the human condition - which makes her work so subtle, distinctive and appealing.”

Bill Copeland Music News

"...Her insights are sharp and valuable... This singer-songwriter's voice is as pretty as the pictures it paints, a breezy silkiness that glides along the surface of her acoustic guitar melody... an artful joy... a vocal journey through beauteous terrain and lovely vistas... Herscovitch also exudes a spirituality here, her voice finding common ground with gospel choirs in her expressions of deep emotion... Her voice is also as clear and powerful as a tolling bell, beautiful vocal notes that pack an emotional wallop... an artist of tremendous growth, both personally and musically. A singer-songwriter-folk artist whose life and feelings are intrinsically tied to her words and melodies, Herscovitch stands tall as a true beacon of humanity as well as a bringer of authentic, quality folk music."

The Middletown Press

"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."

Acoustic Live! in NYC

“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 the ABOUT / MEDIA FOR USE page)

Taconic Press

“…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…”

Folk and Acoustic Music Exchange

"...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..."

Broward Folk Club (Florida)

"The wonderful Lara Herscovitch... kept the crowd rapt the entire evening."

Folk & Acoustic Music Exchange

"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."

Connecticut Post

"Herscovitch is a force on the New England folk scene." 


"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... those who hear, see, or speak with her will not soon forget her name.”

Westport Magazine

"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."

Music Morsels - Album Capsules

"...intelligently written... wonderful voice and delectable six string picking shine... Fresh and invigorating..."

Collected Sounds: A Guide to Women in Music

"...Herscovitch's voice is great. It's crystal clear and soothing... immediately charming and the lyrics, well, funny, smart, clever, etc."

The Courier

"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..."

Penguin Eggs: Canada’s Folk, Roots & World Music Magazine

"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…”

Scenic Root

“…Lara is sharp as a tack (and wickedly funny) in a New York City kind of way… polished, confident, talented.”

Minor 7th magazine

"Lara's clear voice soars over her warm songs and crisply played guitar, offering us commentary about everyday life in a unique way... It feels like a quality live recording and that's a great thing in my book. She excels at that well-placed lyric that makes the whole song..."

Christopher Street Coffeehouse (Manhattan)

"And speaking of stars, Lara Herscovitch performed songs from her recent album ‘Misfit' as well as some new songs to help us make sense of these troubled times. Lara is such a compelling performer. Her songs come across with the force and gravity of someone who has been on the front lines and has come back to tell us about it."