Guitarist and singer/songwriter Shannon Curfman burst upon the blues and roots rock scene in 1999 with quite a stir. After recording her major-label debut for Clive Davis and Arista Records, "Loud Guitars, Big Suspicions" climbed to the top of the Billboard Blues Charts and remained for nearly 5 years. Her exceptionally well-produced, well-sequenced debut album won her rave reviews all over the U.S, Canada, Europe and Asia, aside from tons of airplay, even on commercial radio stations in the U.S. Curfman made several U.S. club and theater tours in support of Loud Guitars, Big Suspicions, and garnered huge amounts of publicity. Recognized throughout the Blues community, Shannon has shared the stage with legends B.B. King, Buddy Guy, John Mellencamp, John Lee Hooker and Carlos Santana. Her music has been featured in several soundtracks including “Where the Heart Is” and “The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants”, as well as HBO’s “The Sopranos”, “G String Divas” and the WB’s “Gilmore Girls” and “Gossip Girls.” She has also performed on national television programs such as David Letterman, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Good Morning America and VH1’s Rock & Roll Record Breakers.
Now 24, Curfman is back with a new and even more mature album that shows she is the real-deal, proven artist that many knew she would be. "What You're Getting Into" is Curfman's new album recorded at Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis’ epic Flyte Tyme Studios in Minneapolis, MN. Special guests on the album include platinum-selling artist Joe Bonamassa playing and singing a duet with Shannon of a classic Eric Clapton song and multi-platinum artist Stevie D from Buckcherry on a cover of a song by Queen. This may be Shannon 's ...best album yet! The album features seven brand new, original songs that Curfman co-wrote with writers from Aerosmith, Lenny Kravitz, Kid Rock, Ozzy Osbourne, Pink, Jonny Lang and Sheryl Crow and a cover of Oh Well by Fleetwood Mac that goes to show what a powerhouse Shannon really is. Between the superior "dirty-blues" songwriting, Curfman’s saucy and demanding vocals and her scorching lead guitar "What You're Getting Into" is the album of 2010 not to be missed!
Has played, toured and/or recorded with:
* THE INDIGO GIRLS
* BUDDY GUY
* CARLOS SANTANA
* B.B. KING
* JONNY LANG
* WILLIE NELSON
* NEIL YOUNG
* MEMBERS OF PRINCE & THE NEW POWER GENERATION
* ME'SHELL NDEGEOCELLO
* STEVIE WONDER
* KEB MO'
* JOHN MAYALL
* GEORGE THOROGOOD
* BILLY PRESTON
* STONE TEMPLE PILOTS
* KENNY WAYNE SHEPHERD
* BUTCH WALKER
* JEFF HEALEY
* DOYLE BRAMHALL II
* KOKO TAYLOR
* GRETCHEN WILSON
* BIG & RICH
* ELVIN BISHOP
* ALBERT CASTIGLIA
* MICHELLE BRANCH
* JOHN LEE HOOKER
* TERRI CLARK
* JO DEE MESSINA
* DAVID CROSBY
* JACKSON BROWN
Has performed on:
* THE TONIGHT SHOW WITH JAY LENO
* DAVID LETTERMAN
* CRAIG KILBORN
* GOOD MORNING AMERICA
* DONNY & MARIE
* ROSIE O'DONNELL
* VH1's ROCK & ROLL RECORD BREAKERS
* THE ANSLEY HARRIETT SHOW, ETC.....
* FOX TELEVISION 1 HOUR CONCERT SPECIAL
“I was blown away…I know when I hear star quality and you radiate with that. …I would love the opportunity to work with you and your very impressive personal and professional family”. ~Clive Davis, President - Arista Records
“…the most impressive debut by a blues artist since Stevie Ray Vaughan's Texas Flood. Shannon sings with the brassiness of Bonnie Raitt, writes liked a funked-up Sheryl Crow and plays guitar as if she's channeling both SRV and Jimi Hendrix…(Shannon is) the best argument for reincarnation aside from the Dalai Lama himself” ~ Vic Garbarini, Playboy Magazine
“I heard Hard To Make A Stand on the radio and loved it”. ~ Sheryl Crow - Read Sheryl Crow's Letter to Shannon!
“The biggest buzz belonged to blues rocker Shannon Curfman, who drew an ecstatic response from a packed house at the Fox Theatre. She will be this year's breakout, without a doubt. It was the biggest opening act since Counting Crows [in 1993]”. ~ Kent Zimmerman, Gavin (speaking at Triple A radio station summit in Boulder , CO)
“Scorching blues guitar and gritty female vocals from a wunderkind who sounds like the younger sister of Jonny Lang. But Lang would probably feel a little heat from the competition -- Curfman was only thirteen when she recorded her debut, yet her singing and playing have the soul of someone many years her senior…. Curfman speaks eloquently through her guitar. She's got a crazy skill for melody and an ability to extract real meaning …and with the help of a top-shelf band, she turns in an introductory statement that makes you want to hear more. Her instrumental mastery is undeniable”. ~ Rolling Stone
“As far as young guitarists go, there's this girl in Minneapolis named Shannon Curfman . She does the old Chaka Khan funky blues kind of stuff. She's only fourteen or fifteen, and she scares me”. ~Jonny Lang
“OK, Britney Spears - take your tarty makeup and schoolgirl vixen outfits and go home. A real woman-child has arrived, and she can mop the floor with you”. ~ Gemma Tarlach , Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
“Curfman is miles ahead of her colleagues in vocal prowess... By the end of the night, it didn't matter how old she was. She was just brilliant, period." -- Times Union , Albany , NY.
“Perhaps the most extreme entry in the ranks of white, teen blues players hailing from the culturally barren Midwest , Curfman represents true girl power”. ~Yahoo! / Launch
“How does someone so young write songs with so much life packed in them”? ~CNN, Worldbeat
“Loud Guitars, Big Suspicions makes it clear that Curfman has her own voice, one that's a little bolder and gutsier than Lang's. Throughout the record, her singing is impassioned and playing is fiery”. ~Billboard
“Loud Guitars, Big Suspicions may well be the debut of the next queen of blues guitar." - Genevieve Williams, Amazon.com.
Shannon Curfman is no longer the child prodigy. She steps out in Fast Lane Addiction as a full grown performer ready to face life on the road. This album should return her to the status she achieved years back and take her career to the next level, Dave’s Spin, Blue Sky Music
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