"Steff Mahan has forged a career out of more than just solid songcraft and smooth vocal delivery, though she has both of those in spades. She has also been one of those rare artists who has never forgotten that music is, at its heart, a vehicle for relationships and two-way communication."
"The rough mixes of this new record make it clear she is headed in a different direction...It's obvious this new record is about someone who knows where she's been."
"An Entertaining Can't-Miss Performance."
“An alt-country artist with a soulful voice and intensely personal songs, Steff Mahan has grown into one of the most respected live performers in Music City.”
“Nashville-based singer/songwriter Steff Mahan’s third album has the feeling of diary entries set to music — in this case, modern country with a touch of Bonnie Raitt-like bluesiness. Mahan testifies to the power of renewal even as she chronicles her bittersweet longings and regrets.”
“...in the darkness of heartache Mahan sketches out a rough sort of beauty with her words and voice. Never A Long Way Home is the sort of compelling album that will keep you coming back for more. ”
“Without resorting to artifice or cliches, Steff Mahan has a gift for writing songs that sneak up on you, and before you know it, get you all teary-eyed. And the stories behind them might just do the same.”
“Confession: I don’t know much about country music and I don’t listen to much country music. But I know what I like, and Steff Mahan’s Never a Long Way Home is damn good music…”
“Steff Mahan is the artist that defied the odds and launched her career in her 40’s. Melodic.net had some questions about that and some other things. Take a look at what she said.”
“An honest and brave step in an age where voices are airbrushed as easily as pictures.”
“Of the many songwriters to call Nashville home, Steff Mahan is arguably one of the most talented and most giving…She delivers soulful but sweet powerhouse tunes wrapped in a deliciously down to earth alternative country style.””
“The guitar prowess of Sheryl Crow; the voice, a cross of Stevie Nicks and Emmylou Harris; the songwriting of Joni Mitchell. That’s Steff Mahan…”