Loud Guitars, Big Suspicions

Loud Guitars, Big Suspicions is the debut album by American blues-rock artist Shannon Curfman, released in 1999, for Arista Records when she was 14 years old.[1] The title comes from a line in the Sheryl Crow song "Hard to Make a Stand", which Curfman covers on this album. The record was produced by Shannon Curfman herself, along with Kevin Bowe, and Tom Tucker.

Loud Guitars, Big Suspicions
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Studio album by
ReleasedSeptember 28, 1999 (1999-09-28)
GenreBlues rock
ProducerShannon Curfman
Kevin Bowe
Tom Tucker
Shannon Curfman chronology
Loud Guitars, Big Suspicions
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Two singles were taken from it: "True Friends" and "Playing with Fire," both of which charted in the U.S. Mainstream Rock Tracks chart, the former peaking at #27, in 1999, and the latter only reaching #37, in 2000. As for the album, instead, it got to #3 in the Billboard Top Blues Albums chart, in 1999, also later reaching a lower #39 on the Heatseekers chart, in North America, in 2000.

Track listingEdit

  1. "Few and Far Between" (Kevin Bowe, Shannon Curfman) – 3:54
  2. "No Riders" (Bowe, Curfman) – 3:29
  3. "True Friends" (Bruce McCabe) – 3:29
  4. "If You Change Your Mind" (Bowe, Curfman, David Grissom) – 4:25
  5. "Love Me Like That" (Bowe, Curfman, Jonny Lang) – 3:22
  6. "Playing with Fire" (Curfman, Gordon Kennedy, Wayne Kirkpatrick, Tommy Sims) – 4:56
  7. "I Don't Make Promises (I Can't Break)" (Bowe, Kostas) – 3:48
  8. "Hard to Make a Stand" (Bill Bottrell, Scott Bryan, Sheryl Crow, Todd Wolfe) – 4:01
  9. "The Weight" (Robbie Robertson) – 5:26
  10. "Never Enough" (Bowe, Curfman) – 3:47
  11. "I'm Coming Home" (Bowe, Curfman, McCabe) – 3:12



  • Producers: Shannon Curfman, Kevin Bowe, Tom Tucker
  • Engineer: Tom Tucker
  • Assistant engineers: Brian Hanna, James Harley, Joe Lepinski, Shane Washington
  • Mixing: Tom Lord-Alge, Tom Tucker
  • Mastering: Ted Jensen
  • A&R: Pete Ganbarg
  • Art direction: Margery Greenspan
  • Photography: Marina Chavez
  • Stylist: Jane Harrison


AlbumBillboard (North America)

Year Chart Position
1999 Top Blues Albums 3
2000 Heatseekers 39

Singles – Billboard (North America)

Year Single Chart Position
1999 "True Friends" Mainstream Rock Tracks 27
2000 "Playing with Fire" Mainstream Rock Tracks 37


  1. ^ Skelly, Richard. "Artists / Shannon Curfman". Billboard. Retrieved 9 October 2016.