“Lauren Brombert is a distinctively captivating songwriter—so it’s no surprise “Once Bitten (Never Enough)” was chosen as First-Place winner in the Rock/Alt category.”

— Great American Song Contest

“It’s said great singers can sing the telephone book and make it sound like ‘Ave Maria.’ Well then, someone hand Lauren Brombert the White Pages.” 

— Mark Guarino (Daily Herald)

“…a knack for crafting alluring folk-rock melodies.” 

— Jim DeRogatis (Chicago Sun-Times)

“Brombert has a smooth, rich alto and she sounds comfortable belting out both the more rock-oriented tunes like ‘Waiting’ and tender, folkish ballads like the album’s closer ‘Key to My Heart.’ Her lyrics reflect the intelligent and poetic mindset that a lover of languages is bound to possess, and her band features several of Chicago’s more prominent musicians, fully capable of bringing her songs to life. All in all, From These Stones is a cool, confident debut.” 

— Neil Fagan (The Performing Songwriter)

“Her vocal sound is alluring, confident, colorful, and expressive. Her songs are innovative and progressive musically, and lyrically as they reflect the depth and experience of this exciting artist…I would highly recommend From These Stones as a listening treasure for anyone who enjoys great alternative music.” 

— Baabe Irving, producer and keyboardist for Miles Davis (The Chicago Firefly)