After she debuted in 2009 with Ideas For Your Earbone, a record on which the contours been emerging from a singer-songwriter who diligently browsed through folk and country, a few years remained silent about Stephanie Fagan. That was largely due to the fact that she her husband, a professional soldier in the US Army, took to his new home in Germany. Meanwhile, seem to be the main adjustments to the new environment behind and must Fagan decided it was time again to leave something of themselves heard.
She does with Heartthief, an album they led by producer / manager Missy Jones took in her hometown of Florence, South Carolina. On her second album, which folk and country again predominate, Fagan shows us that it not only grown in recent years as text and music writer, but also as a singer. Proof of this can be found in Blow (blissful piece trumpet), the bluesy Prodigal (listen to the dobro!), The folky No Response and warm altcountrysong Two Strangers, four numbers again steal my heart every time. Heartthief a sympathetic, kept small picture of a musician who has no problem to let others look deep into her soul.
- Martin Overheulestraat, Alt Country Forum