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Sarah Shook / Press

“Interview: "Being a country artist used to mean having a unique, distinct sound. No one is likely to confuse the voice and songwriting of Hank Williams Sr. with that of George Jones or Roger Miller. Even the sounds of their respective bands had instantly recognizable qualities. It’s important to me to maintain what I consider to be my sound, meaning what comes naturally through songwriting, musicianship, arrangements, etc. In essence, my music philosophy is to create authentic, honest, songs, and to incessantly strengthen my abilities."”

"With the various facets of Country music these days Sarah Shook seems to have a firm grasp on the gritty, salt of the earth genres within it. Shook, an angelic singer with bruises and scars on display, sings with a soft huskiness and a burning twang. Her vocals are paired with music rich in personality, namely the nuanced and shadowy slide guitar and acoustic guitar playing that is more emotional than fevered."

"Were a ministering wind to blow across a desolate dust bowl landscape on its way toward the promise of California, it might sound like Sarah Shook & the Devil. Her earthy alto possesses a raw-boned appeal that fits somewhere between Loretta Lynn and Wanda Jackson, trailing an old country and western ethos like a wagon wheel does the horse. There's plenty of pedal steel peals and rootsy strums powered by languid but sturdy rhythms, too. But it's Shook's show: Her wavering croon sidles capably from the whiskey-fueled hook-up "Follow You Home" to the rockabilly-flavored stomp, "Shotgun Betty." She is at her best on windswept Westerns such as "Outlaw." The song keenly evokes the spirit of frontier cat houses and sodden saloons, while Shook watches her bad boy receive his rope-mediated comeuppance. Her mournful vocals are a lit fuse.".............

“Sarah Shook, your songwriting and singing is exceptional. It's original with that classic touch. The band sparkles with all the right stuff. I am really into Ghost Town right now. So glad I found your music.”

Emore and Donato - reverbnation

“Gotta say, i was blown away by the voice. Not many female rockabilly / country singers in your range. Most of em are all upper register and dare i say.... typical?”

The Silverhounds - reverbnation

“I have always been surprised (and appalled) by how few really good songwriters I've found on Reverb and elsewhere on the Web. But you are an exception. Excellent writing and singing. Old Friend and Damn You are very good songs, and I well be back to listen to more.”

Christopher Morse, Singer/Songwriter - reverbnation

“you are FANTASTIC !!!!! your songs are awesome... great voice !!!! great band behind you too !!!! ”

Bruce Bowser - reverbnation
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