“The biggest buzz belonged to blues rocker Shannon Curfman, who drew an ecstatic response from a packed house at the Fox Theatre. She will be this year's breakout, without a doubt. It was the biggest opening act since Counting Crows [in 1993]”.
Kent Zimmerman, Gavin
(speaking at Triple A radio station summit in Boulder , CO)
“Scorching blues guitar and gritty female vocals from a wunderkind who sounds like the younger sister of Jonny Lang. But Lang would probably feel a little heat from the competition -- Curfman was only thirteen when she recorded her debut, yet her singing and playing have the soul of someone many years her senior…. Curfman speaks eloquently through her guitar. She's got a crazy skill for melody and an ability to extract real meaning …and with the help of a top-shelf band, she turns in an introductory statement that makes you want to hear more. Her instrumental mastery is undeniable”.
“As far as young guitarists go, there's this girl in Minneapolis named Shannon Curfman . She does the old Chaka Khan funky blues kind of stuff. She's only fourteen or fifteen, and she scares me”.
“OK, Britney Spears - take your tarty makeup and schoolgirl vixen outfits and go home. A real woman-child has arrived, and she can mop the floor with you”.
Gemma Tarlach , Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
“Curfman is miles ahead of her colleagues in vocal prowess... By the end of the night, it didn't matter how old she was. She was just brilliant, period."
Times Union , Albany , NY.
“Perhaps the most extreme entry in the ranks of white, teen blues players hailing from the culturally barren Midwest , Curfman represents true girl power”.
Yahoo! / Launch
“How does someone so young write songs with so much life packed in them”?
“Loud Guitars, Big Suspicions makes it clear that Curfman has her own voice, one that's a little bolder and gutsier than Lang's. Throughout the record, her singing is impassioned and playing is fiery”.
“Loud Guitars, Big Suspicions may well be the debut of the next queen of blues guitar."
Genevieve Williams, Amazon.com.
"Shannon Curfman is no longer the child prodigy. She steps out in Fast Lane Addiction as a full grown performer ready to face life on the road. This album should return her to the status she achieved years back and take her career to the next level."
Dave’s Spin, Blue Sky Music
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