June 20- 2020 – Album Review: Maya Rae – Can You See Me? “This album showcases a young artist with an old soul and a secure sense of self, space and symbolism”

May 29, 2020 – Maya Rae is still in her teens but that is never evident on this assured performance. When you put her natural vocal gifts in a room of seasoned musicians in Nashville, at the Henhouse Studio, only good things can arise.

May 18, 2020 – Age is just a number, as the old expression goes. And in the case of the soulful maturity of Vancouver’s Maya Rae, it is an adage with an abundance of truth, as the compellingly talented, evocative and deeply introspective singer/songwriter.

May 4, 2020 – Real Roots Cafe- Holland- Een zeer jeugdige surprise uit het mooie Canada, dat is de (bijna) 18-jarige Maya Rae Evan uit Vancouver (daar werd haar eerste CD, ‘Sapphire Birds’, in 2017 opgenomen). 

April 29, 2020 – Rae serves up a sultry, stylish cocktail of jazz and folk that appeals more and more as the record progresses. The fact that this was recorded completely live certainly contributes to the spontaneous yet well balanced feel of the record, especially when you consider that the sessions only took five days.

April 29, 2020 – When you listen intently to the words in the songs you will be stunned to find that Maya is still by 18 years old and her co-writer brother Gabriel; only a smidgen older.

April 28, 2020 Can You See Me? Is an attractive debut, roots recording. Not only does it promise more for the future, but it serves as a tidy introduction on its own considerable merits. Well done, Maya Rae!

April 28, 2020 – This young woman started singing professionally age twelve, recorded her first album of jazz and classic pop standards at thirteen, and has gained valuable experience since then to become accomplished at such a young age.

April 26, 2020 – Soundgarden News- Bosnia- Moram priznati da sam ostao zatečen kada sam dobio album Maye Rae”Can You See Me?” preko G Promo PR. Nisam do sada imao prigode slušati ovu mladu glazbenicu.

April 26, 2020 – This album is like a sea-breeze on a hot summer’s day; it’s cooling and soothing, and once it starts, you don’t want it to stop. Canadian Maya Rae isn’t eighteen yet and she’s already been singing professionally for six years. Six years!

April 25, 2020 – Despite her youth, Canadian singer Maya Rae is in possession of an extraordinarily mature voice, a voice very much versed in jazz. For her second release, recorded and released whilst still under the voting age, Maya stretches out her writing abilities, co-writing all eleven songs with her brother Gabriel Evan. 

April 24, 2020 – Choosing 12 original compositions for the record, Maya Rae, while using her jazz roots as a base mixes styles with ease.

April 24, 2020 – The girl can sing. That’s the first thing you realize about Maya Rae. According to the CBC, she is, “A supremely gifted artist who is able to phrase like Sarah Vaughn but write a lyric like Joni Mitchell.” And did I mention she’s only 18-years-old?

April 17- 2020 – Rootstime- Belgium

April 15, 2020- When Vancouver, BC singer songwriter Maya Rae was ready to record her new album she sent acclaimed veteran roots producer and guitarist Steve Dawson some demos. Dawson liked the demos so much that he told Rae to come to Nashville the following week as he had open time at Black Hen Studio. 

April 7, 2020 – From the Netherlands-Never wrong when a beautiful fresh flower storms the music ladders. Especially when she has complete control of her voice. In the case of Maya Rae

April 4, 2020 – Planet Country Italy- Ancora giovanissima, poco più di diciotto anni, ma Maya Rae può vantare un passato da apprezzata ‘enfant prodige’ nel nativo Canada dove ha già inciso standards jazz e pop.

April 4, 2020 – From Paris- Un album aux climats intemporels, rejoignant la facture accessible bien qu’exigeante des premiers Suzanne Vega, Norah Jones et James Taylor. Le Canada a bien fait d’avancer la majorité civile à 18 ans.

April 3, 2020 – New Releases Newsletter- Featured track, Can you See Me?

April 3, 2020 – Well here’s something I never saw coming (I mean, apart from, you know, everything).  I’m talking about jazzy teenage Vancouver chanteuse Maya Rae teaming up with veteran Nashville-based roots producer Steve Dawson for her new album, Can You See Me, which is out today.

April 2, 2020 – Maya’s vocals are exceptionally pure, with articulation and phrasing that exceedingly belie her youth. Even the lyrics depict a maturity that’s remarkable and her pure alto voice is comparable to the very early Emmylou.

March 31, 2020 – Top 100 Canadian Singles by Bob Mersereau-Vancouver singer has emerged with a soulful and emotional voice, and better yet, something to say. Writing all the songs with her brother Gabriel, Rae is a lot more substance than style, and has already seen past the superficial in her songs.

March 31, 2020 – With its combination of exhilarating performances, sophisticated arrangements and powerhouse vocals, Can You See Me? is a dynamic and important album from an impressive artist. Listen carefully as Maya Rae sings these twelve songs that beautifully articulate a young woman’s place in an emerging world. It deserves to be heard.

March 27, 2020 – Americana UK “Maya Rae’s clear and powerful voice shines on ‘Moon Girl’.  Rae’s emotive vocal is buoyed by excellent performances from all the players, particularly the gorgeous pedal steel, and it’s a joy to see them at work on this live recording from the studio.”

March 26, 2020 – From Germany- KeysandChords-De Canadese singer-songwriter Maya Rae begon in haar thuisland op haar twaalfde al professioneel te zingen.

March 21, 2020 – Pleasantly hippie-ish, it’s nice to hear from a young lady that’s not bummed about everything and actually has a sunny look at life.

March 18, 2020 – Buzz Music- Maya Rae Opens up About Her Latest Release “Freedom Fighter”

March 17, 2020 – Get Ready to Rock UK-Album review: “On a sonic level Can You See Me? ticks all the boxes – it sounds great – Rae’s vocals are ‘on the money’ and mature beyond her years and the playing sublime”.

March 16, 2020 – Music Reviews by the Rock Doctor: March 2020

March 6, 2020 – 5 Questions with Maya Rae

March 5, 2020 – Jazz singer Maya Rae to perform in Westlock and Barrhead

March 2, 2020 – Artist of the Day: Maya Rae Gives a Smooth and Sultry Performance in New Song “Freedom Fighter”

Feb 20, 2020 – The Stettler Independent: The Stettler Variety Showcase presents Maya Rae on March 8th at the Stettler Performing Arts Centre

Feb 19, 2020 – Messenger Music Reviews UK- This prodigiously gifted singer-songwriter began singing professionally in her native Canada at the tender age of just twelve. and five years later she found herself recording in Nashville with highly regarded roots music producer and Black Hen stablemate Steve Dawson

February 13, 2020 -The Stettler Variety Showcase presents Maya Rae on March 8th at the Stettler Performing Arts Centre

January 31, 2020Indie Roundup | 26 Numbers To Keep You Busy This Weekend. Maya Rae # 8

January 23, 2020 – Q&A with supremely gifted artist Maya Rae – one of Canada’s top new Jazz musicians, with a soul that belies her age

January 17, 2020 – Vancouver’s Maya Rae has unveiled a video for her single, “New For Me” from her upcoming album to be released in April.


November 07, 2019 – Shout out for the new, upcoming album, ‘Can You See Me?’ On Turner Entertainment!

October 18, 2019 – Dawson and co. paid tribute to the rock, pop and soul of Tom Petty

May 21, 2019 – Deux soirées avec la jeune virtuose Maya Rae

June 11, 2018 – Everybody loves singers: Morgan James, Maya Rae, Macy Gray and more

June 8, 2018 – YYC Jazz showcases the ‘sisters’ with panel, shows fronted by women artists

May 31, 2018 – 16 leading female artists performing at this year’s Vancouver International Jazz Festival

May 18, 2018 – Vancouver Magazine – Your Ultimate Guide to the Vancouver International Jazz Festival

May 15, 2018 Practical Stunts – CMW Jazz Night at the Jazz Bistro

May 7, 2018 – Spill Festival Review: Canadian Music Week

June 22, 2017 – CBC Music – 35 best Canadian jazz artists under 35

Mar 02, 2017 – 17 BC musicians to watch out for in 2017

September 1, 2017Jefferson Public Radio – The Kids Are Alright

February 22, 2017 – The Georgia Straight – Maya Rae has chops far beyond her years

Feb 19, 2017 – CBC – 14-year-old jazz singer scats for Vancouver’s homeless youth

May 12, 2017 – Sapphire Birds CD Review – BC Musicians Magazine

March 2017 – Maya Rae’s disc must surely be a front-runner for many accolades to come. – Sapphire Birds

February 1, 2017
Vancouver Sun – Sapphire Birds- CD OF THE WEEK . Her album Sapphire Birds is accomplished and speaks well of her depth, and proves there is a lot of pop and soul that takes Rae out of the jazz world.

March 14, 2017 – Earshot Magazine top 10 Jazz Albums

March 27. 2017 – Sound Recording Program Recipient, Maya Rae for the Recording of Sapphire Birds