On April 10, 2006 Retta was selected as one of the top artist for Broadjam by Gravitator Magazine.”

— Gravitator Magazine

Retta's version of the Beatles song Rocky Raccoon reached #1 on the American Idol Underground chart for folk/acoustic music. Other tracks from the Milkglass Flame CD, "The Mark" and "Our House" have been voted #5 on both Artist Undergorund and Airspun.com folk charts.”

— Artist Underground

Portland Music News: February 27, 2009 Sibilance By PORTLAND MUSIC STAFF | February 25, 2009 | • RETTA CHOATE will release her latest CD, Daddy's Mill, with a show March 14 at Bowdoin College in Thorne Dining Hall. It's the Farmington native's second disc, a follow up to 2003's Milkglass Flame, and continues in her vein of acoustic folk/pop.” - Sam Pfeifle

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