Rich alto vocals, polished award winning lyrics, and tightly woven harmonies are the hallmark of Loretta Hagen’s musical career. “Mud and Stone” Hagen’s highly- anticipated third release, features uplifting heartfelt ballads, playful up tempo country swing, and cool bluesy grooves.
Loretta brings her songs to life with a gentle sincerity and tongue in cheek musings, in her depiction of the human experience in today’s economic and social climates. Hagen’s expressive voice captivates as she weaves intimate verses and catchy choruses. Intricate acoustic stylings and solid instrumentation round out an album of 13 beautifully- crafted melodies that leave folks feeling as if they are listening to their own stories set to song.
"I'm Gone - beautiful! That one's got HIT written all over it! Very powerful songwriting!" - Ron Olesko,
WFDU-FM 89.1,Traditions Radio Show
"Loretta's manner and voice are imbued with such quiet, unassuming grace that you don't realize at first that she has completely stolen your heart!" - Laura Foord, Heights House Concerts
“Mud and Stone will be a treasure for weeks, months, and years to come” Ron Olesko WFDU-FM Traditions 89.1
"Loretta Hagen is a very special performer with a deep understanding of human emotions and this is reflected in the songs that she writes. " - Sol Zeller, Borderline Folk Music Club