Joe Nick Patoski, author of "Willie Nelson: An Epic Life"

"’La Conquistadora’ aims high, beginning with the title track’s invocation of Catholic and Aztec mythology to tell a folk-rock saga rife with Dylan-esque symbolism. It runs through a striking telling inspired by a death notice (‘Catherine’) and melodic, hopeful love songs full of vivid word pictures (‘Your Doorway Darling’) and precise street sketches (‘Nolan Street Bridge’) …  part of the best contribution to that storied San Antonio Sound that’s come along in years."