"The best album of the year so far, from one
of the best guitar players on the scene today. Shane sings the songs
with a real understanding of the craft and his guitar playing, as
always, is passionate and authentic."
"Widely known as one of the finest guitarists
around, Shane's debut as an artist in his own right is long overdue
and right on time. Melodic and poetic, "What Nature Intended" was
well worth the wait."
"This Shane Fontayne record is one of my favorites
of the year. He has a unique way of bringing his classic experience
into new material that excites and pleases."
"What makes Shane unique is that no one else
has such a romantic, beautiful, passionate sound coming through that
instrument [guitar]. His songs are great, he has incredible stage
presence and the warmth and charisma that comes through his instrument
is the closest thing to musical opium that I have heard."
"In the midst of today’s sterile pop glib, along
comes an album of songs that actually live, breathe and talk."
~Nic Harcourt (KCRW)
"It's an album of sultry moodiness and instantly
memorable tunes. Like a passionate affair, the music drapes itself
~Kevin Killen, Producer/Engineer
(Elvis Costello, Duncan Sheik, U2)
"Performing songs off his new release, "What
Nature Intended," Fontayne’s emotionally driven voice and gentle
demeanor filled the intimate room with grand style. This guy has
that special something."
~Kastle Wasserman (Los Angeles Times)
"At the core of What Nature Intended is Fontayne’s
amazing guitar work and his wide-ranging vocals. He throws elements
of jazz, blues and world music into lush, soaring melodies…Fontayne
has a groove all his own…"
~Ken Mueller (Paste)
"This artist’s music is too compelling to be
"Awesome CD....a really great moment in modern