“ "Shannon Wurst is among the rare breed who can make you sit upright and wonder aloud, "Who is that?" She is unquestionably arresting." ” - John Lupton
— Sing Out Folk Magazine
Shannon Wurst's music is best described as Ozark Americana, and it is literally in Shannon’s blood. Her father, Ronnie Wurst, plays country and classic rock in bars across rural Arkansas, and her stepfather, Ed Carr, is a wizard flat-picker who often performs with Shannon. Shannon is steeped in the outlaw country tradition of courageously confessional songwriters with big hearts and loads of hard luck tales. There is a yearning tension in her songs, and they often feature emotive first-person narratives. With her delicately powerful vocals, her songs come off brave in their candor, and sage in their messaging. Shannon has earned favorable comparisons to Margo Price and Lucinda Willams —strong female leads blazing their own paths in the Americana genre.
“She's a hit!” - Robert Earl Keen