Shannon Curfman


Shannon Curfman

Shannon Marie Curfman (born July 31, 1985 in Fargo, North Dakota) is an American blues-rock guitarist and singer. She came to prominence in 1999, at the age of 14, with the release of her first album, "Loud Guitars, Big Suspicions", which she recorded a year earlier. Even at that time, her deep, robust voice and virtuoso electric guitar playing surprised many listeners, who found it difficult to believe that they were listening to a performer in her teens, rather than her twenties or thirties.

Curfman has toured with John Mellencamp, Buddy Guy, George Thorogood and The Indigo Girls. She played and was a guest on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, The Late Show with David Letterman, Good Morning America, Craig Kilbourn, The Rosie O'Donnell Show and many other television programs.

She was formerly engaged to fellow blues guitarist Kenny Wayne Shepherd in 2001-2003. During their engagement, they resided together in the Hollywood Hills, outside Los Angeles, California. They split while Shepherd was in rehabilitation for drug addiction for the second time in January 2003.

In 2006 Curfman launched an independent record company called Purdy Records. After a prolonged absence from recording, Curfman self-released a five-song EP entitled "Take It Like A Man" in July 2006 with a full-length album scheduled for release in 2007.

Like her contemporary Jonny Lang (b. 1981), Curfman is from North Dakota, but lives in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Lang co-wrote with Curfman and played on her first release, "Loud Guitars, Big Suspicions".

As of late 2007, Curfman was four months pregnant with her first child. She was due Spring of 2008.

Discography

Albums

*"Loud Guitars, Big Suspicions" (1999), Arista
*"Take It Like a Man" (2006), Purdy - EP
*"Fast Lane Addiction" (2007), Purdy

External links

* [http://www.shannoncurfman.com/ Shannon Curfman official site]
* [http://www.myspace.com/shannoncurfman Shannon Curfman official Myspace site]


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