She was good a year and a half ago when I saw her at the Artbar. Back then I was struck by the quality of her voice and the wistful, adventuresome lyrics she put down. I was also impressed by her sensitivity to connecting and being honest with her audience. Well, ... Beatty has become very, very good. Beatty has a penchant for writing songs that pull from everywhere, and connect with everyone.
— Greater Hamilton Musician (2013)

"..she covered many bases of style and substance, from the lightweight and whimsical The Mighty Molecule, ... to a number of more deeply felt and beautiful melodies. With lyrics like, "You can steal my thunder, but I can steal your rain," Beatty gets you thinking. She keeps her melodies simple and beautiful. Her voice is confident, uplifting and controlled. It's easy and good to sing along. Her music is a perfect match for this room and this time."  - Greater Hamilton Musician (2012)

Bandit Queen

"This is one of those albums that deserves to be heard, and hopefully many will do just that." - Beehive Candy

"deserves a wide, hungry audience of music lovers"  - Running After My Hat

Black Gramophone

Black Gramophone is a spectacular mix of old fashioned folk/country blues with modern touches.
— Hamilton Blues Lovers

"...harmonies remind me a little of Sweden's female duo First Aid Kit, a positive thing by any standard. Sarah tells stories and drives the songs with some funky acoustic guitar play. Excellent debut in our opinion."  

- Beehive Candy 

Black Gramophone is a sweetly acoustic offering. Beatty’s got this great blues sensibility, with a little jazz twist thrown in for good measure. Songs like Finer Things, which had a real olde time blues feel, and The Right Shoes, that conjures up a Billie Holiday meets Feist vibe, really showcase her impressive voice.
— No Depression

"Lyrically, Beatty rarely approaches a subject from the obvious angle. Instead she tackles well-trodden grounds with a combination of humour and cute imagery."

 - Snob's Music

The highlight of the album is the vocal work ... it is hard not to be charmed by the honest emotion that comes through in her singing. Her delivery on “What Do We Say”, for example, is so intimate and vulnerable that you swear she was singing to herself in her living room.
— Snob's Music

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