"Hopper is the Hendrix of acoustic fingerstyle guitar -- a bona fide monster in the making."
"It takes a lot to blow people away around this music industry, especially around this radio station. We've seen it all. Shaun Hopper is here and he just totally blew me away. I've never, ever seen someone do what this guy just did with a guitar."
"Best Musician on the Rise"
"Shaun Hopper is a mesmerizing talent on the acoustic guitar, a fingerstyle enthusiast who can pluck out a symphony while sitting onstage. It is folksy at times, frenetic at others, with influences that range from blues to pop to traditional Celtic ballads.
"The kid’s got fingers of doom, no two ways about it. A true world-class talent on fingerstyle, flat-top acoustic guitar, Hopper effortlessly channels Chet Atkins, Tommy Emmanuel and Segovia, blowing minds and dropping jaws everywhere. To top it off, he’s just as nice as could be, humble and without pretense, a true Southern gentleman whose nonexistent sense of entitlement contradicts his prodigious talents on the fretboard."
"Shaun Hopper is an absolute guitar star....unique, innovative, exciting and edgy. His fresh approach and technical mastery are bolstered by his engaging personality and ability to connect to audiences of all ages. A true performer, well beyond his years."
"Hopper is a finger picking rock star. With the arms and shoulders of a wrestler, he didn't just pluck the strings pizzicato style; he tapped, knocked and thumped the guitar body like a drum. He stroked the shapely wood. He spanked the fret board. He clacked his ring on the back of the guitar neck and slid a metal train down its rails. Hopper picked the top and bottom strings with such precise syncopation it seemed like two or three guitars playing simultaneously. He wove rhythms as tight as a Moroccan carpet. The talent of this consummate finger-painting virtuoso lifts the voices of angels to a higher plane. The highest achievements of the most talented artists approach this level of higher consciousness. Think Claude Monet, Edgar Degas, Walt Whitman and Frank Lloyd Wright. With this rare gift, Hopper is no exception. Relaxing to the sonorous strings and escaping to this plane, there is a chill of recognition. He speaks the language of Olympus with his music."
"Shaun Hopper is simply one of the best guitar players in America. Keep your eye on him."