"Sounds Like: An East Nashville salute to the glory days of California country-rock, shot through with Seventies swoon and swagger
For Fans of: Bobbie Gentry's string arrangements, Stevie Nicks' vibrato, Erin Rae's crooning calm" Rolling Stone
"Prior to the forthcoming release, Sampson has shared “Hold Me Close,” a somber ballad that considers the dangerous intensity of a former romance."
MOTHER CHURCH PEW-LIVE SHOW REVIEW
"It takes something special to connect with an audience and leave everyone wanting more. Kashena Sampson’s bluesy, soulful voice alone would make any room take notice, but that’s not enough for Sampson. Whether you consider it soul-influenced country, folk, or Americana, like those that lit the path before her (Ronstadt, Emmylou Harris, a touch of Amy Winehouse), it’s her lyrical storytelling paired with a powerhouse voice that gives her that real Nashville sound."
ROCK SHOT MAG-LIVE SHOW REVIEW
"Her music sounds both fresh and somehow familiar, touching hearts and souls, and making the audience swing gently to her rhythm. Apart from that incredible voice, She’s a first-class storyteller. An old style bard, with the ability to attract crowds yearning to listen to her stories."
FOLK RADIO UK - SONG PREMIERE
"A timeless enchantress, Kashena combines a 70s folk-rock aesthetic and sound, which draws on a California country and classic Laurel Canyon, quickly garnered flattering comparisons to giants such as Nicks, Ronstadt and Bonnie Raitt as well as cult heroes such as Barbara Keith, Jim Croce and Bobbie Gentry."
THE 405 - A CONVERSATION WITH KASHENA SAMPSON
"Sampson has the rare ability to shift moods, tones, and sounds while maintaining a cohesive atmosphere and sound. Her honest songwriting and heartfelt singing is among the very best out there today."
LAS VEGAS WEEKLY
"Las Vegan Kashena Sampson makes her own way in country music's capital"
THE BLUEGRASS SITUATION
"Kashena Sampson gracefully tames her raw and mystic spirit for her debut record, Wild Heart"