- Shannon Curfman
Shannon Marie Curfman (born
July 31, 1985in Fargo, North Dakota) is an American blues-rockguitarist 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 guitarplaying 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 Thorogoodand 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 Showand many other television programs.
She was formerly engaged to fellow blues guitarist
Kenny Wayne Shepherdin 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.
Loud Guitars, Big Suspicions" (1999), Arista
Take It Like a Man" (2006), Purdy - EP
Fast Lane Addiction" (2007), Purdy
* [http://www.shannoncurfman.com/ Shannon Curfman official site]
* [http://www.myspace.com/shannoncurfman Shannon Curfman official Myspace site]
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