BLUES REVUE June/July 2009 -Tom Hyslop ' An uptown beat pulses through Classics, a wonderfully produced self release from Pennsylvania's Ann Kerstetter Band that covers deep soul (William Bell's Stax classic 'You don't Miss Your Water'), the Beatles ('Don't Let Me Down'), and roadhouse R&B ( Delbert McClinton's 'Every time I Roll The Die') but favors jumping blues and boogie ( 'Louella,' 'Boogie Woogie Blues') and elegant ballads ('Dangerous Mood,' 'God Bless the Child'). Kerstetter is a fabulous singer with personality, wide emotional range, and a welcome lack of affectation. And the arrangements provided by the band (Sean Farley on guitar, Greg Burgess on piano, Andy Seal on bass, and Steve Mitchell on drums) are praiseworthy.' Bruce Iglauer, President Alligator Records, commenting on the Ann Kerstetter Band's Performance at the 2009 IBC Memphis: 'Ann is a strong vocalist in the classic blues sense with a good variety of techniques. The guitarist is very tasty and the rest of the band is solid with good dynamics. 'Doc's Juke Joint' Jazz901.org/ Rochester, NY 'I recently found a great new blues act hiding in Northumberland, PA. Ann Kerstetter and her band bring new life to some well known and forgotten blues hits on her latest CD - CLASSICS. Whether it's a boogie number or a slow one, Ann and her band deliver ' Al Lundy, Highway Blues /KZUM 89.3 Lincoln, NE: 'Ann Kerstetter's vocals are powerful, and filled with emotion. The musicians surrounding her are tight and work very well together. Here is a group of artists whose talents seem to have no boundaries; The Ann Kerstetter Band delivers a refreshing mix of jazz, blues, and rock that is guaranteed to satisfy. 'Classics' is one of the best surprises of the year, with covers of some of the biggest names in the industry. 'Classics' is truly an instant classic.' 'Good Time Charlie' Lockard, IBC Blues Foundation 'Keeping the Blues Alive' award winner: 'Take a passionate vocalist, at one with her music, add four extremely talented musicians who blend as a single unit, and 'Classics' really is a classic - the vocalist, the song selection and the musicians combine together for one great listening experience.'