" Arin's songwriting is influenced by many styles of music including jazz, blues, and folk. Her dynamic and stirring voice is complimented by her intelligent and well crafted lyrics, which will draw you into her songs and make you laugh, cry, and think in the manner of all the great songwriters. Arin is an artist to watch out for. Highly recommended!" -Jazz guitarist, Mimi Fox
"All These Wounds", Arin's debut CD, is a mosaic of breezy folk songs, swampy blues, and latin-jazz grooves. Produce by Mimi Fox (world renound guitarist), and recorded by Jon Evans (Tori Amos), this trio came together to create a sound that is lush yet pure, with swirls of clarinet, jazz guitar, afro-cuban percussion, and accoustic bass. Arin exposes her demons and angels and dances with them in her songs.
"Arin Simonian sings beautiful, poetic songs with a jazz complexity and folk accessibility. A 'sensitive songwriter' in the best sense of the term, her smooth as cream soprano wraps itself around strong images and addictive melodies against her gorgeous guitar textures. A little bit Joni Mitchell, a little bit early Ani Difranco, a little bit Astrud Gilberto." -Singer-songwriter, Green
"Arin's breathy jazz-folk ululations are a highlight [of "Best of Berkeley" CD compilation]."
-East Bay Express
"A combination of blues, folk, jazz, and Latin influences with a striking vocal style equals a performance not to be missed!"
-Joan Pez, Producer
"A combination of Jewel and Rickie Lee Jones. Her songs are hook-free streams of consciousness with good lyrics."