"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
Winner of Live Ireland's "Trad Fusion Album of the Year," the Heatons move seamlessly from harmony singing, to driving flute tunes, to lush guitar lines, creating a big, layered, modern sound