WHAT IF THIS IS ALL THERE IS
Produced by Amy Speace
Heavens to Betsy...Midway through my first pass it's obvious how outstanding it is - musically/sonically/lyrically. I'm new to the artist. Revelatory.
Craig Havighurst, Music City Roots, WMOT
"What If This is All There Is" is becoming one of my favorites of this year."
Joe Wolfe-Mazares, E2TG
"Cowdery proves the you do not need to live in a hotbed of musical creativity, or a trendy locale, in order to make outstanding music.
On this, her fourth album, she continues to be the consummate “folksinger,” without the chains of irony or the desperate pleas of the young thinking they are the first to climb that mountain and see the river below.
Amos Perrine, No Depression
"Grown-up sentiments and observations encased in lyrics and vocals of a charmingly modest eloquence are found in abundance
in the current offering of Columbus OH based singer/songwriter Rj Cowdery. Splendid, mostly acoustic backup provides
the ideal finish for a set worthy of serious airplay consideration.
Duane Verh, Roots Music Report (5 out of 5 stars)
"A highly reflective album that tip toes around country, Americana and folk sounds, Cowdery’s got a knack for delicate song craft
and delivers with gorgeous intimacy that warrants repeated listens."
Tom Haugen, Take Effect Reviews
"When you listen to an album that evokes Patty Griffin, Gretchen Peters, and Kim Richey all rolled into one, you know you’ve picked high-cotton. What If This Is All There Is, is one of life’s grandest questions. It’s reflective and forward focused and allows for personal growth.
If this is all there is for RJ Cowdery, she’s in a good place."
Viola Krouse, Making A Scene
"Every song on this CD is stunning songwriting and absolutely everyone‘s collection needs to have it.
I am so proud to say that Rj Cowdery is a Kerrville NewFolk Award Winner."
Dalis Allen, Producer Kerrville Folk Festival
" A totally stellar singer/songwriter set that never fails to hit all the right notes, she's unique enough that while apt comparisons might be
apt, they don't do her justice. Just don't miss it".
Chris Spector, Midwest Record
Fans, drink deeply from the wellspring of the excellent stories-in-song that make up “What If This Is All There Is.”
Don Crow, Nashville Blues and Roots Alliance
We’ve all seen a lot of singer-songwriters like RJ Cowdery in our time; but very few have a canon of songs this sharply observed and coupled to imaginative melodies that will make you feel like you’ve known them all of your life.
Alan Magpie, The Rocking Magpie
"She expresses common thoughts better than most of us can and therein, even amidst the sadness in some of the lyrics, we find comfort."
Jim Hynes, Country Standard Time
"Beautiful, moving, emotionally engaging songs that feel designed to help pull us through these unsettling times and our own personal troubles. She provides a sweet and friendly voice, like a hand reaching out to us in the darkness."
Michael Doherty, Michael Doherty's Music Log
"Her unpretentious style is one to draw the listener ever closer to the material, and she has written a bunch of fine songs taken from personal experience for the record. One of the striking things about her music is the tone, the relaxed fashion she delivers her stories without a need to hurry the song along, or her voice be forced. Rj Cowdery is a natural. I could not speak of What If This Is All There Is more highly."
Maurice Hope, Flying Shoes Reviews
Charting Top 30 on NACC Folk Charts 2019
Top 10 album Folk DJ March 2019
Top 20 Album Folk DJ April, 2019
Top 25 Folk Artist April 2019