David Banach, The Magick Jukebox Podcast reviewing for witchesandpagans.com
says this: "It's hard to believe that Mama Gina is still a relatively new artist in the world of Pagan music. With her third album, Solitaire, due to be released very soon, she is soon to be no longer be known as the new kid on the block, but rather take her place in the pantheon of Pagan music royalty.
Solitaire has depth and character. Gina'a soulful voice shines in this well mixed and engineered album. The addition of backup players and singers brings a 1970's pop feel to her song "Goddess Walking". I honestly was reminded of the band America. Since they are one of my favorites, that's a good thing. "Old Ways" takes an intimate look at the spirituality in modern times. "Weed" shows off her bluesy side while telling a great tale. She gets to her tribal roots with the powerful "Old Snake Woman" and gives the listener a smile with "Mama Gaia's Going Through Menopause".
Solitaire is a strong album, and a must for your collection. It's combination of blues, folk and pop songs make for a listening experience that is as diverse and deep as you want it to be.
Solitaire by Mama Gina - 4 broomsticks
Mama Gina talks about "Solitaire": My spirituality is so deeply personal … I walk this road alone. And yet, my spirit is linked to each and every one, and this connection sustains me in ways that I am only now beginning to understand. This is my journey … never a straight line, but a dance. Sometimes I move alone; sometimes I revel with my tribe. Between the first step and the last, I find myself drawing down the moon, acknowledging the Divine in my own heart and others. I fall apart, shed my skin, change, rest, rise, listen, learn, and remember.
Funny that a CD entitled “Solitaire” should be the one that took a community to create. My deepest gratitude to John Seda at Rising Sun Music who went above and beyond … I hear things in my head … he helped me shake those things out of my head, out of my heart, and into the world. Sachiko, thank you for always having a beautiful smile and cup of coffee at the ready. Big thanks to Diane, Meren, ESA ESP, and the Songdogs for inspirational and quiet spaces where songs were born. A great big thank you to Courtney for helping me find my marbles! And thank you to each and every one of you who host and attend the concerts, gatherings, and festivals; purchase the CDs and the digital downloads; let me sleep on your couch; and who support this independent original musician. This Bardic journey would not be possible without your love, enthusiasm and support.