Produced by Eric Merrill, Matt & Shannon Heaton’s collection of love songs features guests Keith Murphy (piano, vocals, mandolin), Kieran Jordan and Nic Gareiss (feet), Dan Gurney (accordion), and Eric Merrill (viola).
EatsRecords CD008, c. 2009
“These two are magic. Who else could give you a beautiful rendition of a traditional Thai song, sung by Shannon in fluent Thai, with it sounding like an Irish trad masterpiece! Brilliant.” –Live Ireland
“an excellent collection… they have a great feel for the subtle quiet aspects of Irish music and a total command of the lilt and swing involved in phrasing it properly. Their version of the oft murdered classic Botany Bay is beautiful. The rest ain’t bad either! Highly recommended.” -Penguin Eggs
“In this world that can be so harsh and sharp around the edges some days, a CD like ‘Lovers’ Well’ is like a balm for the spirit.” –Acoustic Junction
“Musicians and songs ought to be like signatures – not comparable and representative of only one. Make that “two” in the case of Matt & Shannon Heaton. Their latest project is original and full of energy, but mostly their musical offerings have grown to where hearing the pieces makes you think of them – not others like them, but Matt & Shannon only. They have developed an engaging style and it’s been a thrill watching it unfold.” -Folk Alley