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Laura Shawen / Press

"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.)"

Jay Levy - R & R Magazine

"A main stream gypsy rock/electric folk 12-string and violin band a Mellencamp could love..."

Eve Ziebart - The Washington Post

"A husky voiced woman who demands your attention"

The CopyCat - The Missoulian

"Her voice bares a ton of melodic emotion"

Maria Griffith - Washington City Paper

"An intriguing blend of raucous rock and ambitious pop"

Karla Peterson - San Diego Union Tribune

"VH1 ready from the get-go..."

Bethany Matsko - Scene Magazine

"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"

Mark Jenkins - Washington City Paper

"Shawen's band adapts a vibrantly woven, hard rock sound that makes her lyrics all the more compelling"

Mike Joyce - The Washington Post

"Just call her fantastic"

Ceasar Soriano - The Washington Times