Los Angeles, CA
"It seems impossible that Karling Abbeygate was born in the English countryside. Listening repeatedly to her self-titled debut, you instantly assume Abbeygate must be a long-lost country gem of the 1950s. Her remarkably strong vocals are an old-timey mix of Patsy Cline, Wanda Jackson and Dolly Parton. Abbeygate sounds every-bit as genuine on the eight songs rescued from forgotten country tapes from the ’50s and ’60s as she does on her four originals. Without fail, on every track Abbeygate’s sexy, unassuming charm rubs up against her dreamy voice to effortlessly transport the listener to days long gone. Complimented perfectly by her band, Abbeygate lives inside these twangy songs of heartbreak, often floating above the mix, climbing through the speakers. It’s nothing if not ironic that it took a young lady of English descent to create one of the most authentic, American country albums of the year."
By Aaron Kayce
Karling Abbeygate was presented with three LOS ANGELES MUSIC AWARDS (Americana Album of the Year, Rockabilly Album of the Year & Americana Vocalist of the Year) for her self-titled Debut Album. 2007