Blue Skies Above CD (mail order)
Matt and Shannon Heaton’s lucky dozen of songs about bicycles, birds, and gardening incidents is a sunny mix of Irish traditional and original songs and tunes. With special guests Sam Amidon, Laura Cortese, Paddy League , Jamie McClennan and Emily Smith.
Eats Records CD 006, March 2006
“12 tracks of sheer joy…Shannon on whistles and flute and husband Matt on guitar and delightful vocal harmonies make this album an uplifting and spirited listen.” -Kennebec Journal/Morning Sentinel, Portland, ME
“a remarkable level of trad Irish artistry and attain majestic excellence. Fleet of note, fine in execution, the Heatons are as accepted in Ireland as they are here.” –Boston Herald
“Boston’s Matt & Shannon Heaton combine a love of Irish music, superb chops on flute and whistles (Shannon), guitar and bouzouki (Matt), and a cast of talented studio friends for a lovely CD. Shannon’s upbeat version of ‘The Blackbird,’ and smashing playing by both on ‘The O’Connor’ Donn’s’ are only a couple of the highlights.” -Sing Out!