“RIVALS THE HEAVYWEIGHTS” – VINTAGE GUITAR MAGAZINE
“Though his music shares a genre populated by last name folk-rock icons such as Dylan and Petty, Lamb’s music vibrates with a level of originality and personal authenticity that rivals the heavyweights.”
“AN EASY TOP TEN!” – ABSOLUTE POWERPOP
“Damned if he didn’t come up with another roots-pop gem. There’s plenty to like here. Lamb’s gift for melody and angelic voice combine for great rootsy-pop. An easy top ten!”
“THIS ALBUM WILL NOT LET YOU DOWN” – MICHAEL MORGAN
“I highly recommend this album for those obsessed with Tom Petty, Bob Dylan, the Jayhawks, Wilco and Neil Young. This album will not let you down.”
He’s being compared to some of the giants of his genre, like Bob Dylan and Neil Young. But singer/songwriter Shane Lamb also brings his own indelible, introspective rawness to the table and willingly takes the listener down his surprisingly sunny road, yet pointing out his weaknesses and scars along the way with unashamed honesty.
Lamb’s performances are vulnerable, yet strong; his lyrics revealing but hinting at mystery, his stories tell just enough, then leaving us to fill in the blanks.
– Janet Goodman, Music News Nashville Sunday Morninn
It started for Shane in elementary school, with Shel Silverstein’s, ‘Where The Sidewalk Ends,’ and his neighbor, Mark. “Mark was out of high school and lived in his parent’s basement, which is also where he played drums and rehearsed with his rock-n-roll band. “He had attended school with my oldest sister, so he knew me and didn’t mind me hanging around while he and his band practiced,” says Shane. “I was much younger than all of them and was a really shy kid, I naturally stayed out of the way so I wouldn’t be noticed or told to leave. I really loved listening to Mark’s band.
To be able to go next door and see and hear these guys actually playing instruments and making music was something I had never seen before. Nobody in my family played an instrument, so this was really my first experience with it,” Shane says.
After listening to Mark’s band for a bit, Shane always made his way upstairs to the milk crates full of records, the stereo and the headphones. “They were like giant white earmuffs,” laughs Shane. “I spent whole weeks in the summer next door listening to Mark’s band, and his records. I remember them practicing for their gigs while the floor shook as they played through songs by their favorite bands; the Faces, the Stones, and others. I never realized how important that time and experience was for me until just recently,” says Shane. Continue Reading