Joshua Kosman of The San Francisco Chronicle wrote: ’There is her sound itself — a bright, lustrous instrument capable of gathering great reserves of expressive momentum and then discharging them with a well-placed climactic flourish. Added to that are a wide emotional range, a gift for communicative intimacy, and a dash of theatrical temperament that can give her singing a certain dramatic flair.
In the “Canciones clásicas españolas” of Fernando Obradors, which concluded the evening in a burst of expansive high spirits. In the brisk, saucy numbers of the set (“El molondrón,” “El tumba y lé”), Palmertree brought out her most vivacious side, tripping gaily through the texts like a Spanish Gilbert and Sullivan patter singer. Yet the most exquisite number was the slow love ballad “La mi sola, Laureola,” in which Palmertree gave a musical impression of a lover struck nearly dumb by the beauty of his beloved.