5.0 out of 5 stars: Another Gem: Reviewed in the United States on September 24, 2018 by Bob Scott. “Judy Akin's "Timeless" is simply priceless. One well-crafted and beautifully sung classic after another. The musical arrangements range from orchestral, to big-band, to jazz combo, and are more full than her first album. A good example is the sultry-blues version of "Can't Help Loving That Man of Mine." I love her re-imagined vocal arrangements, like the jazzy version of "Summertime", that'll make you want to go "Yeah" at the end; and her oh-so-smooth "The Very Thought of You", which reminds me of the late-great Kenny Rankin's version. And I like the way she doesn't chase the iconic Ray Charles version of "Georgia on My Mind", but she sings it like it is, "just an old sweet song", in a rendition I think even Hoagy would approve of. Overall, listening to this album, to borrow a song lyric, "Makes me smile with my heart." ” - Bob Scott

— 5.0 out of 5 stars: Ultimate mood music! This review is from: Timeless (Audio CD)  Ultimate mood music! By P. Frazee on November 23, 2013 I love this music by Judy Akin!She touches my heart....brings back special memories of my family and life.Her voice is so soothing and can either lift me up or relax me and help me to fall asleep.It's wonderful dinner music when you have company over.What a beautiful collection of songs, sung by a beautiful woman with a fabulous voice.” - P. Frazee

— 5.0 out of 5 stars Beautiful Voice, Beautiful Album, May 19, 2011 By Bob Scott This review is from: More Than You Know (Audio CD) What a delight to find this album by Judy Akin. She has a voice that can be soft and mellow on meltdown love songs, but don't let the beautiful blue eyes and blond hair fool you, she also has the chops to take on blues tunes like "At Last" and "Since I Fell for You". On standards like "More Than You Know" and "They Can't Take That Away From Me" the arrangements are clean and simple guitar or piano, and though her voice is quite versatile, she seems to know when to not over-elaborate, unlike some other singers. My favorite is her jazzy update of Hoagy Carmichael's "The Nearness of You". While others keep sounding like the well-known Norah Jones version, this refreshing new take on it, is silky smooth and almost playful. How to describe her voice? Not as flowery as Jane Monheit, more full and round than Diana Krall's whisper, and more self-contained than Linda Ronstadt rattling the windows. She has a smooth, easy on the ears voice, with both a wide range and a wide comfort zone. Seeming to be equally at home with standards, blues, or jazz, Judy Akin is a gem.” - Bob Scott


CHRISTMAS Reviewed 11-01-07 Judy Akin Seasoned Judy Akin has put together a perfect little collection of smooth and easy songs for the Holidays. Her voice is warm inviting and controlled and in a range that is very similar to the wonderful Karen Carpenter. It is going to be difficult to find a more perfect Christmas CD this year that is going to be as warm as a hickory fire in your own fireplace.”

— CashBox Magazine, Inc

Every now and then, we hear a CD compilation cut that really stands out. We found this on the new CDX compilation. I was primarily attracted to the original song and the good, earthy style of Judy Akin. The production is a perfect match for the material and the vocal. I hope we can all listen to more Judy Akin/Steven McClintock things in the near future" Label: 37Records Producer: Steven McClintock” - Chuck Chellman - Publisher

— Parade of Stars e-News

Cerritos Center for the Performing Arts - She is the singer who is recognized as one of Orange County's musical treasures. Her sensual, electrifying, and passionate voice has captured the hearts of fans worldwide through her recordings and stage appearances. He is the songwriter, singer, and musician who has more than 150 songs to his credit and has been honored with a BMI Songwriter Award. Together, Judy Akin and Steven McClintock are a musical force. In a special Sierra Nights performance, the duo performs classic and new American standards, delivering music that is sweet, soulful, and satisfying. Judy Akin and Steven McClintock is the replacement for the originally scheduled Alison Brown Quartet. Her singing is pure and affecting" -- Orange County Register Price: $22.50”

— Orange County Register

EvO:R Street Journal - ..."The recent holiday release of Judy Akin's Christmas CD entitled SEASONED really ended the year with a bang selling out of the first run within four weeks of delivery.”

— M12N Music Industry News Network