"a good Celtic harpist is hard to find these days ...luckily, Toronto based Sharlene Wallace has stepped up to bat ...gregarious Wallace ...is all about good vibes, as her lovely disc shows."
— NOW Magazine (November 1997), Toronto, ON
"a talented harpist and composer ...a fine instrumental offering"
"In concert she enchants, from the muscular rhythms of her South American songs, through the foot-tapping Celtic airs to her own haunting compositions....the rhyme & the river highlights (Sharlene ¹s) diverse musical talents and is one of those leave-in-the-CD-carousel-for-months gems. She is an exceptional harpist with an evocative and compelling style ... warmth and light of the harpist's magic!"
— Martha Keil, writer, Toronto, ON
"The harp has a healthy future in contemporary music thanks to performers like Toronto harp virtuoso Sharlene Wallace ...who cuts an impressive path between Celtic, folk and Latin styles on her debut disc the rhyme & the river. Harp talents don¹t come much more highly recommended."
— Roger Levesque, Edmonton Journal
"a fine collection of transcendent tunes which sparkle &resonate with Wallace's masterful technique."
— Jared Sizer, Soundscape Saskatoon
"the rhyme &the river has an ongoing motion that starts from the first song and flows through to the last ...lush ...shapely ...warm "
— Sean Mahoney, Folk Harp Journal, USA
" ....she plays with fortitude ...steering the boat into different fantasy realms, stroking mythological landscapes with her tender touch, all with a unique South American soul that bonds the creative forces together."
— Darcy Losell-Cowall, eye for the future (1998) Toronto,ON