Met Invisible Angel heeft Nikki Matheson een prachtig album afgeleverd. Doordat zij de laatste decennia in twee verschillende werelden leefde, is het album zeer afwisselend geworden.
Holland’s November 2011

Canadienne bilingue née à Toronto de mère francophone, Nikki Matheson, auteure-compositrice bourlingueuse, guitariste et mezzo-soprano de talent vécu à New York où elle participa activement au Folk Revival Movement du Greenwich Village des années ‘70/’80 avec différents groupes dont The Rentones et Rhythm & Romance. Disciple musicale de son grand ami, le regretté Dave Van Ronk, elle enregistra plusieurs albums avec Rod Mac Donald et, après avoir rencontré Gabriel Yacoub en 1984 lors du seul et unique concert que Malicorne donna à New York et que j’eu le plaisir d’organiser, Nikki s’installa à Paris où elle vécu pendant douze ans et chanta avec Gabriel sur trois de ses albums solo ainsi qu’avec Malicorne lors des derniers concerts de ce groupe de Folk-Rock mythique. Également présentes sur la riche feuille de route de Nikki, des collaborations avec Georges Moustaki, CharlesÉlie Couture, Urban Sax, Dan Ar Braz, Pierre Bensusan, Fairport Convention, le regretté violoniste virtuose écossais Johnny Cunningham ainsi que deux groupes-phares norvégiens et irlandais avec lesquels elle rafla plusieurs trophées.
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Chroniques Son & Images Novembre / Décembre 2011 (Montréal)
Par Dan Behrman

The best singer-songwriters draw from their own experiences as well as from the work of their musical ancestors. On Invisible Angel, Nikki Matheson does both of these well. She was born in Canada, and worked as a professional musician in New York City and France before returning recently to Vermont. From the mix of those experiences - along with traditional songs from Ireland, France, and the US - Matheson created an appealing collection of songs.

The local folkie community has buzzed for years about a rarely heard but magically marvelous singer in central Vermont who is equally comfortable singing in English or French, and who used to tour with European folk-rock royalty...In addition to having a drop-dead lovely voice, Matheson supplies sinuous piano and clarinet lines throughout the recording...Getting to know Nikki Matheson's music calls for some dedicated, repeated listening. It will be worth your while, just as Invisible Angel was worth the wait.
SevenDays (July 2011)

Invisible Angel is an album of radiance from Nikki Matheson that will take you through a rich variety of incarnations as you fall deeper into the precisely blended mix of stories, aching hope, resilient love and gentle exquisite experience….Nikki’s deeply engaging voice instantly grabs your attention – strong yet fragile—it’s a sound at once familiar and then as then as new as fresh rain….The second you think you’ve heard all there is to this breathtaking voice, it guides you somewhere new.  
(June 2011)

One of the finest singers you’ve probably never heard — or heard of — is Nikki Matheson. There had been rumors in the local musical scene of a wonderful singer late off a long sojourn in France, who had a recording under way, but it wasn’t until we recently received “Invisible Angel” that Matheson’s voice finally emerged from the rumor mill. And what a voice it is.
-By Art Edelstein -Arts Correspondent - Published: June 2, 2011 - Times Argus - Montpelier, VT