In their first two years as Shiny and the Spoon, Jordan Neff and Amber Nash turned their stripped down, low-key live appearances into a high profile local presence. Their debut EP earned local praise and drew global accolades, and found the duo growing to almost equal billing status with Magnolia Mountain, Neff and Nash’s other band of record until recently. The past year has been S&S’s most significant period to date, with the addition of upright bassist Pete Brown, an exponential increase in the number and size of gigs and amount of acclaim, and the release of their brilliantly written and beautifully executed full-length Ferris Wheel.
You’ll Dig It If You Dig: Gillian Welch and David Rawlings with equal parts front porch and front row. (Brian Baker, CityBeat)
~ “It’s such a heavenly array of bluegrass/folk/Americana music that your ears won’t know what to do.” (Cincinnati.com)
~ “Shiny and the Spoon are well on their way to wherever they want to go, preferably the big time.” (CityBeat)
~ “One listen leaves us feeling like long, tall blades of grass. Good music does not have to be complicated and more often than not we are better to be simple.” (FensePost.com)