"Music that comes from the heart and from the wellspring of their collective talent...their bright take and Shannon's warm voice breathe freshness into each [song]"
Rob Wier, Sing Out, Vol 53 #1
Irish American News Female Musician of the Year 2009 Live Ireland's Female Musician of the Year 2010 & 2011 Gold medal in Folk Acoustic Category of Mid-Atlantic Song Contest 2011
Club Passim Iguana Grant winner 2012
"Their playing is masterful and inventive, their arrangements city-smart and spacious. Still, they never forget that Irish music is, at its heart, a neighbourly form meant for sharing, not showing off."
Scott Alarik, Boston Globe
Club Passim Iguana Grant winner 2012 Massachusetts Cultural Council Grant recipient 2013
"Brilliant, American-bred Irish folk"
Daniel Gewertz, Boston Herald
Matt & Shannon Heaton
Trad Fusion Album of the Year 2010
Boston-based Matt & Shannon Heaton play traditional and updated Irish music with voices, Irish flute, accordion, guitar and bouzouki Feb 2014: The Heatons are back from an epic tour of Thailand, and are celebrating their [ new CD "Tell You in Earnest"
with CD Release shows around the Northeast and beyond