‘Another Time Around’ from Silver Shoes “… you’re right there with them After listening to the liquid harmonies and intricate, yet highly accessible instrumentation, of ‘Another Time Around’ from Texas-based duo Silver Shoes, I find myself summing up the album by saying you would have to go some distance to find a more engaging blend of electro-acoustic, folk-rock and alt-country music.
Tom Franks http://www.folkwords.com/ United Kingdom
Call it folk-rock or alt-country, it doesn’t really matter what label you use, the overall feel is very evocative and captures simplicity in the arrangements that seems timeless… A very pleasing release and full of excellent moments in these well-chosen songs. http://lonesomehighway.com/music-reviews Paul McGee Dublin Ireland
Silver Shoes has a knack for always finding the right mood for each song. The listener is treated to timeless genre bending old-school Americana that hearkens back to the best of the ‘60s and ‘70s. http://www.insurgentcountry.net/ Germany
“Their neo-traditional approach is actually not of any one genre, but instinctively combines country, rock, folk and pop”. ~ Houston Chronicle ~ Texas
Silver Shoes is the team of Maureen Finlon and John Finnigan, who know a thing or two about assembling an all-star cast. This blend of country and folk is beautifully orchestrated with blissful harmony throughout. “OLD FRIEND” (Mid Ear) is studded with talent, both songwriters and performers. Also available is their self-titled release which contains “What We Don’t Have” a co-write with Shake Russell and producer Bob Zemenick, arguably the discs best cut. The years between the two releases have allowed a maturity that is evident in the music, but I enjoyed both discs equally. Texas music fans will find both albums to be true treasures. ~ My Texas Music ~ Texas
“For the real Americana friends, "you must have this one”. ROOTS REVIVAL Belgium
“Two legends return: Ex-Flying Burrito Chris Ethridge and bluegrass fiddler Byron Berline (Dillard & Clark/Gram/Emmylou) guest on Texas duo Silver Shoes’ Old Friend MID EAR ***, an electro-acoustic feast of folk-country and glassy harmonies”. (Rob Hughes UNCUT LONDON England)
“It’s not the most perfect fit, but Silver Shoes belongs next to Nanci Griffith, just ahead of Shawn Colvin." Music Spectrum. Wisconsin
“Silver Shoes is the duo of Maureen Finlon and John Finnigan. Their specialty is Burritos/Hot Band style country rock”. ~ Dirty Linen ~ Baltimore MD
“It turns out that Silver Shoes have some great songs of their own, a fantastic eye for a good cover, and some ex-Burritos and Hot Band personnel at hand”. AMERICANA UK, Liverpool England
“Their crisp vocals and clean sound are carried through on every track making for a pleasant listening journey”. INSURGENT COUNTRY Germany
Texas based duo Silver Shoes…Maureen Finlon and John Finnigan…are creating their own electro-acoustic blend of folk-rock and alt-country. Close vocal harmonies blend seamlessly on both their ‘Old Friend’ CD and eponymous ‘Silver Shoes’ CD. Finlon and Finnigan bonded over The Beatles, the harmonies of Gram Parsons and Emmylou Harris and other classic pairings. “I was influenced by The Beatles and John and Paul were influenced by The Everly Bros.” says John. “Maureen and I went to their reunion show in Chicago and Phil and Don created a third voice when they sang together - it was kind of scary. The truth is, the Everlys wrote the book on harmony singing, nobody does it better”. Like many singer/songwriters, Silver Shoes are out there crisscrossing the country embodying the spirit and lifestyle of the itinerant troubadour. Through their travels in the Southwest the duo was drawn to the Sangre de Cristo Mountains of Northern New Mexico. They found a home away from home in Taos, and this artist’s haven would be their frequent hub when touring throughout Arizona, Colorado and New Mexico. The Silver Shoes penned song, 'To See You Again' was covered by Southern Rock/Country veterans Heartsfield on their tenth CD ‘Disrupting the Country’.
“One of the joys of playing music is that we have met so many great musicians and music lovers along the road that are now lifelong friends” says Maureen.