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Steph Stewart and the Boyfriends / Press

““With a voice as cool as mountain water over mossy logs and as comforting as a tended fire, North Carolina native "Stewart hearkens Gillian Welch, Patsy Cline and the classic ladies of country and Americana with soothing melodies, warm guitars and twinkling mandolins and banjos.””

"Durham songwriter Steph Stewart taps into Americana roots"

“Musically she dwells up round the Appalachian end of the country / folk genre. Her voice is clear and simple and calmly confident. There’s a little of the plaintive mountain-music timbre of an Emmylou Harris or a Kitty Wells; but richer, with a fullness cushioning those high-lonesome edges. She songwrites with the same quiet confidence as she sings: she not only works within the “Grand Ole Opry” tropes, she expands them, playfully nudging them out where she finds a flexible spot. ”

Martin Smith - The Blotter Magazine

"Her best songs feel like updates to tunes Harry Smith might've collected... direct and unflinching tales of reality."

"Steph Stewart’s plaintive vocals conjure up country greats like Loretta Lynn and Emmylou Harris, but with a subtler, more modern touch."

"Soulful... guilt-free country music..."

"Steph Stewart could follow Gillian Welch and Tift Merritt as the next great female voice in alt-country."

“With raspy twang and soul-filled delivery, Steph's voice holds a rustic and old-fashioned coal-miner's daughter authenticity. I can't help but draw a Tift Merritt or Lucinda Williams-like comparison.”

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