(Tsaggaris') recently released sophomore disc, "Keep Talking," underscores her creativity, from the rocker "Warning Signs" to the blues-inspired title track.
The result is sort of Bonnie Raitt meets Sheryl Crow, with some Cortney Tidwell and Candice Night mixed in. That's not a negative. When a singer-songwriter builds an array of songs, often arising from a solid pop foundation with a splash of blues, a touch of rock and a hint of soul, that affirms a genuine musical gift. -- THE WASHINGTON POST
Influenced by Jeff Buckley, REM, and Lucinda Williams to name a few, it is clear to see where (Laura) has found her inspiration... (Keep Talking) is a great album recommended to everyone. -- MAVERICK MAGAZINE, UK
The most impressive facet of the record is how diverse it is. Tsaggaris doesn’t merely rely on an acoustic guitar and her voice on the tracks, although her vocals are strong enough that she could be successful on that alone.
Instead, Keep Talking is packed with different styles over its 12 songs. From the undeniable thrilling guitar-pop of “Warning Signs” and “Go and Do Everything (Again)” to the slide-guitar loving, alt-country twinged “Get Yourself Right”, Tsaggaris delivers hard-hitting songs regardless of the many shifts that happen throughout the LP.
She also impresses on the title-track “Keep Talking” and “Roads” with jazz-influenced horn arrangements, adding a nice change of pace into the album. At other points, Tsaggaris even adopts a psychedelic edge, evident on “Catastrophic”, where acoustic guitar, an airy key melody, french horn and clarinet mix together to create a fascinating song.
Overall, Keep Talking is a strong cohesion of varied influences that leaves you with respect for Tsaggaris... -- TUNES LEVEL
Those jonesing for solid singer/songwriter pop-rock should look no further than the music of Laura Tsaggaris. A Pittsburgh native who now calls D.C. home, Tsaggaris (pronounced, as she's fond of pointing out, suh-GAIR-iss) has made a strong impression both around the web and in touring throughout the country, using sharp hooks and insightful lyrics as her weapons of choice. She recently released her sophomore album, Keep Talking, a decidedly upbeat affair that's catchy and fun but still makes time to discuss weightier matters within its pop boundaries. Though it might be easy to lump Tsaggaris in with her many female songwriter peers, and while her sound certainly has a very familiar, radio-ready sheen, she proves herself worthy of distinction by tackling an eclectic set of songs with generally great results. --CHEWING GUM FOR THE EARS
'Keep Talking' is an inspirational, self-exploratory record that will ignite your imagination - a record comprised of moving, provocative songs wonderfully suited to a live setting. I shudder to think what might have been had she kept 'running' - thankfully, Rebel Spirit audiences needn't concern themselves. -- REBEL SPIRIT MUSIC
Keep Talking. reveals a rich emotional template. -- POPMATTERS