Whether nailing an upbeat honky-tonk tune or a slow, sad story-song, Zoe Muth's music is so honest and familiar, you'll wonder why you haven't heard it yet. Her self-titled, self-released debut won attention not only from her hometown (Seattle Weekly dubbed her "our own Emmylou"; tastemaker blog Sound on the Sound called her "without doubt, one of the finest songwriters in Seattle") it also earned praise from the worldwide press.
The record landed on No Depression's annual Reader's Poll as one of the Top 50 Albums of 2009, while Modern Acoustic magazine called her 2010's "New Artist of the Year."
"Muth sings like a lost lamented Carter sister . . .Her decidedly un-Joplin-esque take on 'Get It While You Can' is an inspired highlight." -Vintage Guitar Magazine
"With a haunting voice that treads soul and country and can only be described as a cosmic americana, Zoe Muth delivers songs that sound like vintage country classics." -
"Muth has gifted the world with a collection of music that is straight no chaser . . .Just when you start to believe that they just don't make 'em the way they used to, Zoe Muth and the Lost High Rollers come along to restore your faith." - Country Standard Time
“We rarely talk about country music as being "soulful" or having "soul", but thank god Zoe Muth is here to change this…the gentle truth of her songwriting and the softness of her voice lend a weight to the music that gives Starlight Hotel, a true feeling of soulfulness… an astonishingly good songwriter.” - No Depression