Batalla’s gorgeous, rich, contralto voice adds another layer of beauty to Cohen’s elegantly crafted songs.”

— San Jose Mercury News

Above all, Perla Batalla is a born storyteller with a rambunctious sense of humor...”

— L.A. Times


— San Francisco Chronicle

Batalla brings the house down!”

— The Guardian

Batalla enchanted the audience both with her voice and with personal memories of Cohen.”

— La Voz (Spain)

…Dealing with such issues as race and loss of identity, Batalla has created a musical voyage well worth taking… ”

— Newsday

Batalla tells an engaging story with each song she sings ”

— LA Times

Onstage, offstage, digital or analog, I love Perla Batalla.”

— Leonard Cohen

Batalla makes Cohen’s best-known songs sound fresh... ”

— Variety

Beautifully conceived and executed, Bird on the Wire is a rewarding listening experience I find myself returning to frequently. It is every bit the equal of Jennifer Warnes classic Cohen tribute album Famous Blue Raincoat. For those uninitiated to the glories of the songs of Leonard Cohen this is a wonderful introduction. For the rest of us it is simply heavenly.”

— Sing Out Magazine