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"Offering a special tribute to the increasingly popular Bossa Nova which celebrates its 50th year anniversary, veteran Canadian songwriter, vocalist and musician extraordinaire, Shirley Eikhard provides a masterpiece performance with "Riding On The 65", her latest self-produced release that glows all over".

-- Edward Blanco, ejazznews.com (Florida, USA journalist)

"Her dreamy voice and lyrics captivate with original tunes about romance and the environment".

-- Ashante Infantry, The Toronto Star

"This is a collection of well-arranged, from-the-heart influenced numbers from one of Canada's finest songwriters. What makes this worthy of recommending is Eikhard's blending of styles, which include her own pop sensibilities mixed with a flirtation of jazz."

-- Andrew Matte, The Regina Leader Post

"She possesses a jungle-gym range and the ability to negotiate it, a perfectly controlled vibrato and a sense of dynamics that heightens the audience's awareness of lyrics."

-- Mark Andrews, Vancouver Sun

"A hell of a voice - clear, powerful and expressive".

-- Peter Hum, Ottawa Citizen

"A dark-edged voice that wears a Sarah Vaughan sheen and intonation that hints at Cleo Laine and Carmen McRae".

-- Geoff Chapman, Toronto Star

"Her voice never misses a colour, tone or shade and she is always in command of both the stage and the audience."

-- Dave Mullholland, Ottawa Citizen

"Eikhard both writes and performs with great depth".

-- Patricia Myles, JAZZ TIMES

"Shirley Eikhard has one of the best, deepest, sultry voices around. She's dynamic".

-- Lisa Priest, Ottawa Citizen

"A first-class composer and lyricist."

-- JAZZ REVIEW

"A fine CD (The Last Hurrah, 2000) from an original talent who deserves to be heard".

-- Bob Doull, Calgary Straight

"As close to art as jazz with a touch of pop gets"

-- Stephen Pedersen, Sunday Herald

"Eikhard unleashes her vivid imagination scripting wonderfully eclectic prose to sweeping melodic themes. Easy on the ears and heart."

-- Bill King, THE JAZZ REPORT

"The Last Hurrah illustrates the remarkable songwriting talent that she possesses, as well as her ability to present these songs in the most sympathetic light."

-- Marshall Bowden, JAZZITUDE

"This Cd will give the listener the chance to see inside the moods of a first-class composer and lyricist. (The Last Hurrah CD)."

-- John Gilbert, JAZZ REVIEW

"The inspiration, ability and polish Shirley Eikhard brings to songwriting are equal to her performance. She gets deservedly filed next to Ellington in my collection."

-- Roger Viner, PLANET JAZZ