Jessi Robertson proved her songwriting talent and raw skill with her first album, Small Town Girls, but that girl is gone. I Came From The War is remarkably different. It's a record to take your time with. The songs are neither hopeful nor resigned, bitter nor afraid. These are lyrics from an old soul translated through the deep lens of rock and roll.
"Robertson has a voice that sounds like you imagine a hard life would sound, if a hard life could put its ups and downs to song."
- John Allman, NineBullets.net
"Jessi is staggeringly vulnerable in her music. She risks all for the truth. But it’s a truth that’s sung with beautiful, soul-weary vocals that resonate with compassion, making Robertson’s performance absolutely mesmerizing."
- Allen Foster, Songwriter's Monthly Magazine
“This New York singer-songwriter draws comparisons to equally spirited alt-folk muses Tori Amos and PJ Harvey. But with her quavering, spiritual verses, the analogy she deserves is with Jeff Buckley, gender difference or no.”
- Editor’s Review, c|net Download.com
Photos by Jean Sweep