“Dreams on Hold poetically reflects the trials and tribulations of being a woman in modern society. Influenced by her classical roots and the wonder of nature, [she] blends elements of pop, blues, roots, soul, and gospel to create an enthralling Americana storybook. ”

– CITY Newspaper

“Sarah De Vallière is not an Americana act per se, but she’s got the wood and wire moxie of a seasoned songwriter swimming in and around distant and still waters… And while she’s whisking you away, the rest of her pop and sparkle wraps, envelopes, consumes, and shares the experience.”

– Rochester Beacon 

“In her song “Pour Over Me,” gentle, contemplative piano accompanies words of a soul in evolution:
‘How do you collect all this pain, spin it into gold then give it away?’
De Vallière is sharing the pain and the gold.”

– WXXI News

“Endlessly charming … [a] relatable song whose very simplest aim seems to be in bringing us all together.

– For Folk’s Sake 

“All that talk about building walls to push people farther apart can be depressing, but here we have the perfect antidote.”

– Glamglare

“If you need a pick me up for the day, Sarah’s latest music video is ensured to bring you a well-needed boost of delight and jubilation. ”

– Floated Magazine

“I predict she’ll win us over with her open-hearted songs.”

– John Platt (New Folk Inspiration)

“[she] brandishes her flair for dramatic storytelling. The song ebbs and flows like a soundtrack. It starts off with straightforward acoustic Americana, culminates in a jazzy whirlwind, and ends on a high note full of curly-cue flourishes of trumpet, piano, and fiddle. [A] unique spin on Americana”

– NYS Music

“Comparable to Laura Nyro, a pianist/composer from the 60’s soul-folk underground, Sarah also has a swinging rock piano style and intellectually satisfying arrangements. While Nyro comes off as vulnerable at times, Sarah has a steadfast, empowering vibe along with sweet approach-ability.”

– On Axis Music

“Sarah — whoa! Oh my God. She came in here with her band, and I was in my no-alcohol mode, so I was dead sober. I just kept going, ‘Stop it, Sarah, you’re making me cry.’ Her voice, and her keyboard technique, and her songwriting — those were all her songs. This city has so many talented people.”


“She allows her voice off the leash every so often as it jumps and prances over the music, showing you she has range but uses it sparingly and therefore is even more purposeful.”

– Red Line Roots

“The piano, which guides the listener through, recalls the iconic tone of musical theater…an amazing display of piano playing with songs that show emotional reflections of a mature songwriter with plenty to offer.”

– Chaz Hearne

“She has a classical background, and it shows in the intricacy of her piano riffs, which also possess a rock’n’roll hustle. this release is standing out for me among the pack of singer/songwriter type things in that sarah’s ability to lead her band through vibrant musical passages from behind the keyboard is obvious.”

– The Modern Folk

“It’s REALLY good!  Very thoughtful, poignant lyrics — and the piano arrangements are creative, quirky, and at times really haunting. AND love the album artwork too”

– Dave Trout of Under The Radar