"They’re like a cross between Melissa Etheridge and Cowboy Junkies.” What I got was a 45 minute set of intelligently written, passionately delivered and involving rock music that brought the crowd to their feet several times. Ms. Shawen’s voice is less raspy than Etheridge’s and a whole lot more potent than the lovely Margo Timmons’ of the Cowboy Junkies. (Shawen can growl, belt or purr her lyrics, so I understood the comparisons afterwards.)"
"A main stream gypsy rock/electric folk 12-string and violin band a Mellencamp could love..."
"A husky voiced woman who demands your attention"
"Her voice bares a ton of melodic emotion"
"An intriguing blend of raucous rock and ambitious pop"
"VH1 ready from the get-go..."
"The trick to Shawen's music is both in her songs and her voice, big and deep enough to provide a soulful contrast to her violin and steel guitar outfitted band"
"Shawen's band adapts a vibrantly woven, hard rock sound that makes her lyrics all the more compelling"
"Just call her fantastic"