Here’s what the PRESS has to say about Shawn James:


Daytona Beach News Journal - A frank but natural eroticism slithers into her song "J-69 Dance Around," which surely would have been a hit with the gals of "Sex And The City." As for "No More Misery," James plugs in and gets gritty with some sassy Bonnie Raitt like blues.


Sarah Francis - Musicshopper  - Shawn could walk into a room full of strangers and in a moment capture them all with a song. Her powerful voice cuts through the listener like a diamond on glass. Give her a guitar and it's all over...you're a fan.


Orange Blossom Music Festival - Shawn can get as spry and earthy as Bonnie Raitt or as seductive and mysterious as St. Joni.  James is the Daytona area's best-kept secret: a monster guitarist with the very chops of the jazz cats he worships, and the ability to transpose his jazz jones into soulful folk-rock'n' pop licks.

Songwriters Showcases of America Awards:
2001  Best Female Solo Act
2001  Best CD By A Solo Act
2002  Song Of The Year
2003  Spiritual Song Of The Year
2004  Best Female Vocalist

Shawn was featured on the front cover of Laurel magazine. She is pictured with pianist Bill Thompsen in performance at The Library Club in this painting by

Annell Metsker.