The New Orleans Times Picayune commented, “Oh Rene Marie, you wicked woman! I'm in your spell! Hopelessly besotted! So, I'd venture to say, were most of the listeners who filled the Jazz Tent on the first Saturday of the New Orleans Jazz Fest. Marie pretty much reduced her audience to stunned, delighted silence. That is, when people weren't cheering her, leaping up, or clamoring for yet another delectable morsel.”