Rolling Stone reviewed Louise Hoffsten's "Knackebrod Blues" and heralded a blues talent from an unexpected place:
"Hoffsten was a major pop star in her native Sweden when a turbulent divorce and the onset multiple sclerosis turned her life into an Ingmar Bergman movie. She's back, defiant but wiser, with a terrific blues album that has divas Bonnie Raitt and Marcia Ball testifying that she's the real thing. Although she's no shouter, her tart, delicate soprano enables her to shift emotion nuances and deliver dimensions of feeling often missed by many blues belters."
With numerous gold and platinum albums on her resume, Louise Hoffsten has long been a top tier major pop music artist in Sweden. Despite her success on the home front, she's been an all too well kept secret as far as U.S. music buyers are concerned...
...Hoffsten has the last words: "The blues is a universal language, understood by everybody with thoughts and feelings. This album, through our friends at Memphis International, seems like the way to convey these emotions to the country that spawned it in the first place."... cduniverse.com