Review in Austin Chronicle:
The information that Patty David appeared on Star Search, the "American Idol" of the 1980's, isn't as impressive as who she challenged: powerhouse vocalist Linda Eder, still the best-kept secret among American female vocalists. No surprise then that David's recent CD, "One Step Above the Blues", is a solid, well-constructed flight of pop-soul fancy. All 10 songs showcase her heartfelt songwriting, heavy, with an unabashed love for 1980's blues-rock and jazzy 1990s lounge not far below the surface. It's an appealing combination, bolstered by the pure pleasure of David's summery vocals ("You Stole My Heart," "Faith in Love"). - Margaret Moser
Paul 'pappy' Middleton
FOH Engineer for Bonnie Raitt
"Patty and the guys are as real as it gets...this is soulful music. Sweet sounds and feels."
President/CEO at BSW Records
"Patty is a accomplished singer/musican. She is also an accomplished song writer. I would recommend her as well as her band for performing
at any event."
Sherry Jane Cooke
National Country Music Reviewer, Columnist, Publicist and Artist Consultant
Knowing and reviewing Patty David & Soul-Gems, I am, as a music critic, absolutely moved by their songs!!! They are listed as a four piece soul band, but I can hear the soulful beauty of a Band Perry, jazz, folk, all with a smooth Country thread in their music. They deliver strong and moving songs from the heart. Patty and all her band members have bio's and credentials of high distinction and wow, does it show! Patty, being the main composer, writes her captivating lyrics and vocals with a heart-felt message. Patty has performed with greats such as Charlie Daniels, Dixie Chicks, Freddy Powers, Pinetop Perkins, Malford Milligan and her songs have visited the top of European radio charts! I highly recommend Patty and her group personally and musically and applaud them for their work and can't wait for their new album. Patty and Soul-Gems are not just gems...these are the purest of diamonds in the Music Industry!
“Patty David is an amazing and gifted singer/songwriter from Austin Texas. She can belt out a power rock ballad, take you on a soulful visit to the blues, or bring you to tears with a quiet acoustic love song. Don't let her petite frame fool you, this lady packs a knockout vocal punch backed by true Texas heart and soul. She's the real deal.” April 14, 2011 Top qualities: Personable, High Integrity, Creative. -Michael Moss