"...just a note to say thank you for a wonderful concert last night. Everyone so much enjoyed your music, your humor and obviously, your love for the audience..."

Judy Lundberg, Woodbury Coffeehouse, Woodbury, CT


Thank you for performing ... at Central Library ... the audience thoroughly enjoyed your presentation ... it was especially wonderful that you related so well with the children in the audience - it was truly a family event. I look forward to working with you again!

Sallie Tiso, Central Community Library, Prince William Public Library Sytem, Prince William, VA


I had the pleasure of attending your song-writing seminar held at Shenandoah U. this past fall; you were all so helpful to the end of honing the craft of song-writing--not to mention sharing your fantastic music-- and you made the format as fun, interesting and comfortable as it could have been. Thanks for doing what you do, and doing it with excellence! You threw sun and water on musical seeds just waitin' to sprout...THANK YOU!

Courtney Mann, Shenendoah University, Winchester, VA


"Ellen and Roger live life with their hearts, eyes, and minds wide-open. The many interesting experiences they've had have spawned a huge repertoire of smart, well-crafted, and immediately accessible songs. Everything they sing sounds like an old standard--except your hearing it for the first time! The audience at Caffe Lena loved their debut performance."

Sarah Craig, Manager, Caffe Lena


"Too Human serves up moody pop music with a jazzy touch, driven by the sandpapery voice of Ellen Schwartz. ... The conservationist diatribe "Mighty Gun" and the gentle "I Wonder Why" are my favorites."

MT, Sing Out! - Vol. 42 #4

"...Ellen is a powerful, emotional singer with a soulful voice...accompanied by her partner Roger Bruno on percussion...they perform fine pop-influenced songs with driving rhythms and dynamic melodies...lyrics of emotional honesty and intensity."

Brian Sullivan - Hudson Valley Folk Guild

"...a gutsy voice, still gentle and sensitive..."

Haven James - Woodstock Times

"...utterly beautiful tune...the material is outstanding..."

WRRV - Live On-Stage

"...intelligent lyrically articulate songs...Ellen's husky voice and Roger's tasteful percussion give the duo a distinctive sound...exceptionally fine listening."

George Graham - WVIA Homegrown Music

"Ellen's sweet and swampy voice splashes a different hue of the blues over every track. Her strength is in the delivery. ... Roger's craft for creating harmonious effects runs from gospel to soulful 60s rock. Every track is a potent mix of vocal honesty supported with musicianship as strong as a steel I-beam."

Robert Lundquist, Singer Magazine

"Some mighty sexy singing"

Frank Matheis, WKZE

"... thank you for your CD "True." ... Of all the solicited and unsolicited music I receive ... every once in a while I get a surprise! The most recent surprise was YOUR CD. I am VERY impressed! ... I couldn't help listening to this entire album and I'm putting it DIRECTLY in 'New Rotation'. This album is ideally suited for KEOS and I know it will get lots of spins on many different shows..."

John Roths, KEOS, College Station, TX


"Too Human really charm their audiences. Songs are well-crafted ... delivery is out of the ordinary. Guaranteed to entertain!"
Sonny Ochs, WRPI

"Too Human's concert at Bushnell Park was really great. They interacted well with the crowd. The songs were very good. ... kind of music the audience really liked. They were very easy to work with. The concert was a success and I would definitely use them again."

Yvonne Harris - Coordination, Cultural Affairs for the City of Hartford

"... powerful and poignant lyrics... Singing with passion and joy, Ellen's driving earthy voice blends and contrasts with Roger's smooth soaring vocals. Their sheer love of music is infectious as is their chemistry. ...Too Human put smiles on our faces ..."

Richard Fox, WCUW Cross Tracks

"A rare example of poet-musicians whose work always touches you in different ways."

David Amram, composer/performer

"... Beautiful haunting melodies ... spectacular songwriting ... Ellen's expressive vocals ... breathe life and emotion into each track. Roger's percussion perfectly weaves exotic patterns and yet keeps everything in place. An impressive, A+"

Shawn O'Grady, Musician's Trade Journal

"... folks who came out for Too Human are certainly glad they did. Ellen and Roger are warm, friendly performers whose artistry and love for what they do shines every moment they are on stage."

Jane Fallon, The Acoustic Café at the Library, Milford, NH