“Notes on Paper” is a carefully polished, well-recorded collection of strong original songs.  Belanus has a gift for melody and a crisp, clear singing voice that resembles that of Shawn Colvin or Dar Williams.  It follows a pattern familiar to anyone who’s heard coffeehouse troubadours, but wins on melody and simple, straight-forward language.  “Notes on Paper” is worth a listen because it captures a fresh local voice with plenty of talent and ambition.”  – Sam McDonald, Music Reporter for the Daily Press, Newport News, Virginia.