~ “There Stands the Glass”: Kansas City’s Original Music Blog
"Whether it’s pulling listeners through one of the most painful — and normal — stories of lost love imaginable on the haunting “Across the Great Divide,” or leading a gospel blowout like “Gloryland,” Hunt’s voice draws in fans just as much as her banjo."
~ Mike Warren, KCUR 89.3
"Kelly Hunt (not to be confused with the locally based blues-rock veteran Kelley Hunt) will preside over an auspicious musical coming-out party on Sunday. Accompanied by fiddler Staś Heaney, the young Kansas City folk artist will perform songs from her stunning debut album, 'Even the Sparrow.' Hunt applies her haunting voice and evocative banjo playing to songs that build on the work of contemporary masters like Gillian Welch. Hunt is a vital young voice who promises to continue providing solace and inspiration for decades."
~ Bill Brownlee, The Kansas City Star
"Kelly Hunt’s debut album Even the Sparrow sounds as if it was issued by Vanguard Records in 1966. I wouldn’t ordinarily commend an album that recalls the folk revivalist styles associated with Mimi Fariña and Buffy Sainte-Marie, but the combination of Hunt’s exceptional voice and exquisitely spare instrumentation is stunning. Even the Sparrow will likely be my favorite non-jazz album of the year by a Kansas City musician."
~ Bill Brownlee, There Stands the Glass: "KC's Original Music Blog"
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~ Michelle Bacon, 90.9 The Bridge