It's been almost 10 years since Li'l Mo and the Monicats released their last album (Hearts In My Dream) but they haven't lost a beat. Monica "Li'l Mo" Passin has written a wonderful collection of songs that span the entire spectrum of American Roots Music. Country shuffles, rockabilly, cajun/zydeco and R&B are all included in On The Moon. David Silver, author of "The Complete Beatles" writes in the liner notes: "One giant leap for mankind-Li'l Mo crooning on her anti gravity tune-moon, her massively eclectic, don't-fence-me-in music rocketing at us, trailing Gene Vincent vintage, Stax/Volt essence, new/old blues and unpolluted country and western music...her bell-tone voice hypnotizing everyone on the cosmic dance floor... finally down to Earth, we're let in on Mo's brilliant grasp of the whole formidable compendium of American music. And it's total fun, to boot..."
"Passin is a deeply soulful country singer...she has a ay of delivering heartbreak lyrics that puts her at some scary point at which survival through strength and complete emotional collapse seem like equally viable options at any given second. That does get your attention...'On the Moon' testifies to Passin's evolving taste and sensibility, now encompassing not only country traditionalism but pop classicism. If you grew up with the styles she references; you'll be charmed. Even if you didn't, I imagine you will be, too. She isn't just channeling the material. It's all in her own voice, never less than confident, powerful, and fully in charge."
-Jerome Clark, Rambles.net
"Hank Bones and Skip Krevens supply lead, baritone, steel, and acoustic guitars, along with Dobro, drums, piano, and cornet on a rootsy set of singer Monica Passin's originals (and a nice cover of Bill Haley's 'Rockin' Chair on the Moon') that traverses the gamut from country shuffles
to zydeco to Brit Invasion, and even Stax-soaked soul with ease and authority."
-Dan Forte, Vintage Guitar Magazine
"...As fun as the music is to listen to, it is Li'l Mo's voice that will keep you coming back for more. She has a clean, crisp, and distinctive style, and her Monicats are tight and seasoned musicians."
-Michael Anthony, Elmore Magazine