Letitia VanSant

Letitia VanSant

Singer-songwriter based in Baltimore, MD.

PRESS

"...very, very, very good - a fascinating new artist." 

--Frank Hennessy, BBC Radio Wales
 
"...a consummate reflection of a rising Americana star."
--PopMatters
 
"...an absorbing album that sparkles with moving attributes from start to finish...2016 delivered Carter Sampson and 2017 did likewise for Caroline Spence. Odds are quickly shortening that 2018 is the year that Letitia VanSant blossoms out of leftfield indie Americana to become a firm favourite on the back of a superlative album release."
--David Hughes, Three Chords and the Truth UK
 
"...a striking and effective album from an artist with the vision, voice and songs to stand out. "

---Stephen Rapid, Lonesome Highway (Ireland)


"I've been playing it on heavy rotation in my house, and the more I play it, the more I love it."
--Ricky Ross, BBC Radio


"Letitia VanSant takes the back road, real life, lifeblood music of rural America, and through the force of her sparkling songwriting, 'stop the traffic' voice and sterling band, burnishes it till it shines, presenting a captivating album that really delivers."
--Marc Higgins, Northern Sky Magazine
 
"...a powerful collection of intimate songs buoyed by a superb band...delivered by a great songwriter with a glorious voice."

--Paul Kerr, Americana UK
 
“...one of Baltimore’s best folk/Americana songwriters.”
--- Bmore Art
 
"...the Joan Baez of Baltimore."

--Baltimore Magazine
"...it’s the beauty inherent in the frailty of her vocals and the gracefully refined music that touches your heart. VanSant is a rare talent and her songwriting is testimony to not only an intense personal journey but also the changing political climate of a nation..."

--Martin Hutchinson, ProgRadar


"...confessional without verging on the self-indulgent...As a performer, VanSant is vibrant and approachable. The honesty of her delivery connects with audiences."

--Andrew Lightman, Hill Rag

"I think Letitia VanSant is going to have on of the best records of 2018. ...it taps into the intimacy of her voice and the shimmering power that she has. Really, a Baltimore treasure."

--Josh Kohn, Performance Director of the Creative Alliance
 
"Letitia has an instantly recognizable voice that is a mix of earnestness, sincerity, wisdom. Her music is socially conscious, but also very catchy." 

-Sam Sessa, 89.7 WTMD


"Her voice sounds so pure and vulnerable...Beautiful!"

--Country Music & Dance Magazine
 
"...VanSant offers up a most impressive entry with "Gut It to the Studs," an album offering up her readily engaging melodies in ways that all but assure an immediate embrace...the clarity, grace and beauty she conveys are complemented by lyrics that reflect a deep sense of cause and commitment."

-- Lee Zimmerman, Country Standard Time
 
"There’s a subtle depth to this new album by Letitia VanSant...these songs are so much more than just pretty melodies and honey-coated harmonies. Whether it’s expressing a personal journey or a political one, this third record is a coming-of-age moment for the Baltimore singer-songwriter...Her mellifluous voice stands bright and dynamic as ever, as does her vivid, masterful storytelling...VanSant embraces the power of her own emotions, asks the important, at-times difficult questions, and reveals an unshakeable artist who knows exactly where she wants to go."
--Baltimore Magazine
 
"Letitia VanSant‘s soothing and melodious voice shines in her folk-Americana music. Her observant songwriting focuses on stories of people, and her melodies are earnest and beautiful." 
--- Culture Trip
 
"Letitia VanSant's honey-kissed voice embodies a rare earnestness and empathy. But behind the pleasantness is a protest singer with a keen power of observation."

--- Erik Deatherage, Prairie Public Broadcasting
 
“VanSant does country-flavored Americana with a voice that will melt you.”
--- Audio Didactic
 
  • 2017 Kerrville New Folk Winner
  • 2017 Falcon Ridge Emerging Artist
  • 2017 Rocky Mountain Folks Fest 1st Alternate
  • One of Baltimore' Sun's "30 Songs that Defined 2017"
  • 2016 Winner of the Mid-Atlantic Songwriting Contest (Folk)
  • Culture Trip Top 8 Up-and-Coming DC Musicians to follow
  • Listeners of 89.7 WTMD voted "Rising Tide" among the top 10 songs of the year