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--{  Lauren Sheehan, Songster  }--

"I like that description as it recalls great musical forebears like Mississippi John Hurt, Lead Belly, andMance Lipscomb, who, though blues-based, drew inspiration and material from wherever they chose and were thus often referred to as songsters rather than blues musicians. ... Lauren is very much in that songster tradition."
Veteran music journalist and broadcaster Mike Regenstreif.

--{  Performance  }--

02/2008 Thoughtful New Article about Lauren in Reed Magazine   > Read at

"Lauren has the authenticity, the sound and the knowledge of the folk/blues genre that other acts can only aspire to. She is a true entertainer, weaving the stories and history of the music into her performance and connecting with her audience on a personal level....the folk/blues tradition is safely and lovingly carried on by Lauren Sheehan."
Gray Eubank, Director, Portland Revels.

"The first thing that strikes me is the beauty and clarity of Lauren's voice. It's like discovering some new instrument that combines qualities of fiddle and clarinet, fresh but with deep roots, accompanied by some pretty impressive guitar work. Lauren's music is rich with ingredients that nourish the human spirit."
Phil Wiggins, of Cephas And Wiggins

"She is a class act, it was a pleasure to have her in the mix."
Peter Dammann, Talent Co-Ordinator Waterfront Blues Festival

"The lost and found in Lauren's music telegraphs a lifetime of discoveries, disappointments and last laughs. You can see it in her eyes, you can hear it in her music. Her wick is lit and she can't do anything but let it burn and spread warm musical light,"
Kate Power, Artichoke Music, OR

"You shine amidst the testosterone,"
Mary Flower

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--{  Album Reviews: Two Wings  }--

"Simply put, Lauren Sheehan's Two Wings is great!" - Tampa Blue
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" artist with a very personal style who is emerging on the folk music field she very well knows." - Vicente Zumel
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"...this album, well worth looking out for." - John Davy
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"She just happens to be one of the most romantic singers ever to pick up American music." - Sarah Meador
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"Simply put, Lauren Sheehan's Two Wings is great!" - Tampa Blue
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"Hugely talented...wonderful set,"
Michael Rainsford, Blues In Britain Magazine

02/2006 SingOut!

"...Sheehan is one of the best interpreters of the genre to step forward in the past several years." - Mike Regenstreif

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02/2006 Music Matters Review #21
"This blend of tasteful playing, nuanced singing and classic material is captivating from beginning to end. Essential!" - Michael Devlin
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11/2005 Blues in Britain Magazine
Wonderful Review giving Two Wings a 9 of 10!
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10/19/05 Willamette Week
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--{  Album Reviews: Some Old Lonesome Day  }--

"...something personal, powerful and ancient-sounding,"
Steve Cheseborough, Blues Critic

"One Of Our State's Treasures, A Diamond In The Oregon Moss,"
Lynnann Hyde, Blues On Stage, Minneapolis

09/04 The Old-Time Herald Review
Review by The Old-Time Herald magazine.

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06/04 Sing Out! Review
Review by Sing Out! Folk Music/Folk Songs magazine, page 118.
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04/05/04 Blues In Britain Review
UK / Review by Blues In Britain magazine.
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04/01/04 La Hora del Blues Review
Spain / Glowing review by Vicente Zumel from Radio PICA - La Hora del Blues.
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02/04 Rambles Review
Some Old Lonesome Day review written by Sarah Meador.
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12/03 Blues On Stage Review
Exciting new review of Some Old Lonesome Day and interview with Lauren in Blues On Stage.
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12/03 Lonestar Time Review
Wonderful Italian review.
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09/03 Distribution deal signed with Burnside
Burnside Distributors will be placing "Some Old Lonesome Day" into music stores nationwide starting in September 2003. Ask your local store to request and display it!
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--{  DJ & Fans  }--

"Lauren Sheehan...the woman with a voice dipped in cream."
Paul Stamler, KDHX 88.1 FM St. Louis

"I'd amend Paul Stamler's quote to say 'dipped in a good sippin' whiskey.'"
Clint Harding, KOPN 89.5, Columbia, MO

"Sheehan is a mountain siren sure to lure anyone to her cabin..."
Mark Scantlebury

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