2013 Nominee – Americana Album of the Year – 23rd Annual LA Music Awards “Step it Up”
2013 Nominee -Americana, Blues, Roots Artist of the Year – 23rd Annual LA Music Award
Dawn was awarded 2006 Americana Female Singer/Songwriter of the Year and Americana Artist of the Year by the Los Angeles Music Awards for the blind judging competition!
Jumping From 6 to 6 interview
Interview for Myspace Group “Rockafillies”
“Sweet!” (regarding “Sugar Mama”) – DJ Del Villarreal, Motorbilly Radio
“Think a more rockin’ Patsy Cline, Dawn Shipley’s Sharp Shooters hit the target every time and deliver an excellent blend of ’50s honky tonk and Rockabilly in a very authentic fashion”. Blue Suede News Mag. #65
Baby If I Review From Fred “Virgil” Turgis – Jumpn from 6 to 6: You’ll find a wide variety of genres on Dawn Shipley’s second album. The opening track Bear With Me Baby is a solid rocking song with an early 60’s beat. Of course, there’s a majority of Rockabilles like Anyone But You (nice guitar work with some Scotty Moore echoes in it), the frantic rhythm of Baby If I, the cover of Glen Glenn’s One Cup Of Coffee and on the rural edge full Moon Keeps On Shining. Empty Stretch Of Highway a haunting country song with echo on the guitar has some more modern vibes in it. I’s probably one of the best cut of the album and I suppose I’m not the only one to think that because you find an alternate take more acoustic and slower that ends the album. On the traditional country side Make Believe is a true and classic Honky Tonk with good steel throughout and Patsy Cline’s Crazy Dream is slightly played faster than the original, but is still a great country weeper. Warm voice, slight rhythm and jazz chords on the guitar are on the menu of Goin’ Crazy a love song a la Fever. Sharp Shootin’ a fine hillbilly instrumental is another occasion for guitarist Joel Morin to shine on picking guitar and on steel. The rest of the band has to be credited too for their solid work on the album: Tony Macias on bass and Tony DeHerrera on drums. Good job.
Baby If I Review From Midwest Records: DAWN SHIPLEY & the Sharp Shooters/Baby If I: A thoroughly modern gal from Texas with a rockabilly/hillbilly streak doesn’t channel the 50’s energy of Wanda Jackson so much as an amped up Patsy Cline. Loaded with sincere handmade charm, Shipley and her crew love their work and do everything they can to make it sound like play. Like the lo-fi stuff Ray Campi and that rockabilly bunch from the 70’s did, Shipley is building her own thing from the ground up and we’re all having a grand time as the building goes up. Certainly a tasty slab of fun from todays rockabilly underground.
Mention in a write-up regarding VLV #16
Country Standard Time Review of Baby If I… (by Ken Burke)