JazzWax – Wall Street Journal – May 11, 2013

“If you’re looking for a head-clearing album that’s as pretty as a picture, this is it. I melt when I hear female vocalists who remind me of Joni Mitchell, Judy Collins, Carly Simon and Laura Nyro. Carey Appel is one of them. Her ‘House of Cards’ (Dream Wild) packs a brash wallop and benefits greatly from Nashville production. Appel’s voice is strong and pure, and her songs are musically enveloping and lyrically meaningful. Sample Wish I’d Been There and Wait and See. Appel doesn’t waste any time capturing your heart.”