Boy, can she sing. Monica is a rare triple-threat,
a chanteuse who can rock
and write songs that you swear you grew up with.
This is the real deal,
a captivating singer with soulful new material,
and a voice that breathes new life
into some choice classics.
–Bill Kirchen, Titan of the Telecaster
–liner notes for the new album WHOLE LOTTA LOVIN’
Dang, girl...this record is delicious.
–Beth Chrisman of The Carper Family reviews WHOLE LOTTA LOVIN'
One giant rockin’ leap for mankind –
Li’l Mo crooning on her tune--moon,
boldly dismissing all gravity,
her massively eclectic, don’t--fence--me--in music
rocketing at us, trailing Gene Vincent vintage,
Stax/Volt essence, new/old blues
and unpolluted country and western music…
her bell-tone voice hypnotizing everyone
on the cosmic dance floor…finally down to Earth,
we’re let in on Mo’s brilliant grasp
of the whole formidable compendium
of American music. And it’s total fun, to boot…
--- liner notes for the album ON THE MOON ---
by David Silver, writer of The Compleat Beatles
The above illustration of Li'l Mo & the Monicats -- Skip Krevens on guitar, Jeff Somerstein on the cocktail drum, Li'l Mo on vocals and guitar, and Eugene Chrysler on upright bass, was drawn for The New Yorker by Jashar Awan. See more of his work at jasharawan.com