Rolling Stone wrote writer Stepehn Holden wrote"Phoebe Snow has made it. On a musical level she shows the potential of becoming a great jazz singer. Among confessional pop songwriters she immediately ranks with the finest."
Writing in the Los Angeles Times in 1976, Dennis Hunt said Phoebe's voice had "a marvelous 'cracked' quality" and added she "glides through and glances off notes in an appealing offbeat manner."
This amazing artist Phoebe Snow was a - one of a kind - in more than one sense of the term.
With a music and entertainment industry desperately built on the 'next greatest thing', Phoebe's work was soon to be a purine source of provocative fuel for years to come - or so the industry thought.
That is until she gave birth to her daughter, Valerie Rose Laub in 1975. Valerie was born with severe brain damage and in the eyes of the industry Phoebe was a burden to this up and coming artist. Yet Valerie was not a burden to her mother Phoebe, who forfeited a career as well a marriage to be the sole caretaker of her precious child.
Phoebe made the incredible decision - against the industry - against the norms - against the suggestions of the people to institutionalize her daughter - to raise her on her own. For thirty-one years Phoebe was the sole caretaker of her daughter Valerie Rose till her death in 2007. Phoebe personally shared in 2008 Valerie her daughter had been “the only thing that was holding me together. My life was her, completely about her, from the moment I woke up to the moment I went to bed at night."