“4 **** 'This gem of an album... is one of those increasingly rare records that presents as a musical arc, with a cohesive beginning, middle and end and a sense of ambition to tell stories that stick in the imagination. King pulls you into her world and it's a lovely place to be.'”
“4 **** ‘This excellent country-folk album is overflowing with beautiful songs that will seep gently into your soul... It’s an exciting debut from a collective of outstanding performers. One of Scotland ’s finest singer-songwriters, Ms King shines throughout ably supported by fellow band members Vera Van Heeringen (guitar, mandolin, backing vocals) and Amy Geddes (fiddle, viola, backing vocals). The compelling songs on this CD reflect Kings take on the adventures of life and love. Her lyrics are insightful as she sings with a natural sounding tonality that will gently relax your heart and soul. ...This traditional country music with a taste of folk is well worth listening to as this skilled and talented trio takes you on an interesting musical journey of life’s trials and tribulations.’
“4 **** ‘measured, well produced ...personal, strong minded and often very moving’”
SCOTLAND ON SUNDAY
“‘For over a decade now, Edinburgh’s Sharon King has been fruitfully ploughing the DIY singer songwriter furrow, funding her own recordings and tours and steadily building her reputation as a distinctly talented, widely appealing yet thoughtfully eloquent vocalist and lyricist. She’s released four albums to date, with the brand new Nothing = Everything picking up some of her strongest reviews yet, marking as it does a further refinement of her contemporary folk/ country blend, subtly infused with her native accents and sensibilities. Besides Kings rhythmic self accompaniment on a parlour sized guitar, her current Reckless Angels trio sees her skilfully and sympathetically backed by Amy Geddes on fiddle and viola and Vera van Heeringen on lead guitar and mandolin, each also contributing to a wealth of lovely vocal harmonies, encompassing both the sweetly lambent and the darkly piquant. Kings own singing combined a febrile, urgent upper-edge, a sensuously throaty, lived in middle re”
THE SCOTSMAN, 4 ****
“‘If Sharon King doesn’t break through with this latest collection, then there really is no justice in this world. ‘Nothing = Everything’ is one of the strongest sets of songs that has been released so far this year, and one hopes that it won’t be the last we hear of these three talented girls making music together. It’s a beautiful piece of work, timeless, affecting and an album that you’ll keep near. The closing song, ‘It’s A Beautiful Day’ is the most uplifting (as the title would suggest) song on offer here and by closing the album in this way you will be left with no choice but to listen to the whole album once again.’”
“The album ‘Nothing = Everything’ is out mid-July. Whilst, as an equation, it’s not mathematically accurate, as an album it’s musically beautiful. What they’ve achieved is subtly beautiful Celtic music, without even a wee dram of cliché.”
“'Twelve original songs make up the album that is awash with sweet harmonies and instrumental nuances that carefully frame Sharon’s creative narrative, the album serves as a reminder of how enjoyable music created in Scotland or indeed anywhere in the UK can successfully interpret American roots music whilst maintaining a distinct identity of it’s own.'
“'Sharon King has been releasing for well over a dozen years now in different guises. This is the first with the Reckless Angels, who are named after her previous album, which was released as Sharon King And The Neverever Cowboys. The Reckless Angels themselves are made up of Amy Geddes (Tannas) and Vera van Heeringen (New Rope String Band) and as a whole they fly in a loose bluegrass, old timey, Americana formation, well as a starting point. Nothing = Everything takes those three elements and then adds a Scottish touch to them. Sharon King is an award winning songwriter and on this showing it's not hard to see why. There is a sound within the songs, not accent, more of a note, in tasting whisky type note, that gives this album a degree of separation from the American versions of the same genres.'
“Whilst constantly exploring that shifting border where acoustic singer-songwriter becomes country, Sharon King’s third album nonetheless remains firmly in the territory of the best contemporary Scottish music that has given us Karine Polwart, Emily Smith, et al.
“'I would thoroughly recommend Sharon King to any event. An absolute joy and a delight.' Hedley Jones, Barnsley Acoustic Roots Festival. 2011”
Barnsley Acoustic Roots Festival
"It's a pleasure to support such a talented singer/songwriter. Sharon King's voice is a delight to listen to and much fun was had when Sharon visited our studios... More please!"
Celtic Music radio
“'Sharon and her particularly Reckless Angels gave us a great night. The singing and musicianship were a delight and the sum of the parts hugely entertaining. Other clubs need look no further for their next great night.'”
Crail Folk Club
“Thanks to Sharon King for a great night.
Beautiful songs and melodies, well crafted and tightly accompanied by wing members - the Reckless Angels.
Country folk of the highest calibre -warm and tender, funny and melancholy; uplifting and swinging; this was one of the highlights of the year and we look forward to seeing you again.
Leith Folk Club
“I always feel confident in the run up to one of Sharon's concerts that the seats will fill easily, the audience will love the gig and that my "venue" will generally benefit from the whole experience.