There’s no denying that Celia Slattery has a beautiful voice and she puts it on display on her newest CD offering, Our Life Together. Penning all five songs on the disc, Slattery proves that she’s not only a powerhouse performer, but a titan in the songwriting department as well. Her songs all emanate from a place close to her heart while she makes them universally accessible to all who listen.

Ably accompanied by the talents of Jane Potter on piano & organ, Thomas Hebb on bass, Dave Mattacks on drums and Steven Kirby on guitar, Slattery and her band deliver a wonderfully crafted album that’s highlighted by soul-stirring performances both musically and vocally. Check out her vocals on the poignant “Washed-up Middle Aged Wise Woman Blues and see if you don’t agree.” Bravo!

Doug Sloan, Metronome Magazine

Do you grapple with how to stay relevant in middle age and/or in your relationships? Pick up a thing or three from Somerville-based singer-songwriter Celia Slattery, who deals with these subjects in her jazz and folk-rock music.

June Wulff, Boston Globe

Celia Slattery’s background in theater shines through on her latest offering, Cast of Characters.” The album features cover songs (including a beautiful rendition of Leonard Cohen’s “Hallelujah”) and originals, many penned by Slattery herself. Bursting with a timeless pop sound, the songs communicate the emotions behind them.

Angela Diaz, Staff Writer, The Union, Grass Valley, CA

Celia Slattery has had a storied career of mixing music and monologue into exuberantly theatrical form. She’s taken many creative avenues on more than one continent, and focused her musical prowess and ability to entertain into her latest CD – aptly named – Cast of Characters.  From standards by Leonard Cohen and nuanced mixes including Burt Bacharach and the Beatles, to covers of Joni Mitchell’s “Chinese Café/Unchained Melody” …Celia mixes similarly well lit originals and works with her long time collaborator, Mark Shilansky, to offer a production-rich delivery on her new CD. Together they define fresh Jazz elements with an old yet reemerging world view and tone.

Shaun McNamara, Metronome Magazine

Celia Slattery, on stage at Jimmy Tingle’s Off-Broadway in Somerville, begins “Moving Target,” her music-and-monologue show by referencing “simpler times”…but it turns out Slattery is setting up that notion of a simpler time as being illusory. By the end of the 80-minute show – after taking us through her personal journey, interspersed with folk and rock songs from the era – she has come to that conclusion: No time is simple when you’ve lived through it.

Jim Sullivan, Boston Globe

Whos life is it anyway? In one sense, it’s singer-actress Celia Slattery’s. In a broader sense, say she and her collaborators, it could be all of ours.

Bruce McCabe, The Boston Globe

After listening to white men whining on Boston stages, it’s refreshing to discover two women opening solo performances next week.  Instead of self-absorbed sniffling about the battle of the sexes, Sherri Lewis and Celia Slattery use their life stories to find universal truths about survival, strength, growth and hope

Terry Byrne, Boston Herald