"Sparrow in a Shoebox, just like those early albums by Nanci, Lucinda, Mary and Emmylou, could easily be filed under both Country and Folk but more likely these days under Americana; with fans of all styles finding plenty to like and indeed love here."
"A short and concise project that showcases a lot of what this band does so well. Rock n’ roll, well written songs, and Frame’s really beautiful, but somewhat edgy, vocal put at the forefront of the songs. I think they got something here."
"Words of praise from Steve Morse, former Boston Globe music critic, adorn Liz Frame and the Kickers’ website: “Once in a while an album cuts right to your heart. Liz Frame and the Kickers’ Sooner is that record.” Believe me, those kind of quotes are worth their weight in gold."
"In an age of saccharine sentimentality and willowy vocals, Liz Frame offers a mature alternative. Her songs are soaked in the brine of experience, and she can knock down the walls with her powerful far-ranging voice..."