"Little Stray Heart is an exceptional album. Dryden puts just the right amount of emotion in these songs and knows when levity is needed...as the album progresses she continues to inject just enough diversity into each song." - No More Division/Ted Rogan

 

" While Dryden has always had a scorching voice, with this collection Dryden more than proves herself as a songwriter." - The Bedrock Beat

 

"Dryden has released a passionate debut album... a nice mix of tempos and moods. We have some upbeat, country songs that feel like a throwback to early days, some that veer a little more into Americana, and some beautiful, soft heartbreakers... her vibe feels like she’s comfortable on the porch of a cabin up in the Appalachian Mountains. The music feels pure and honest, as if it’s a part of those country mountains and Nellen is sharing the story."- Sound Waves Review

 

"...an alt-country earworm.."-