...bristling with energy, attitude…a blues-rock sound that blows the doors out!
-- Festival International de Jazz de Montréal, June, 2011
...an uncommonly skilled guitarist and bandleader whose reliable presence on the South Florida blues scene belied a wildly eclectic journey to near stardom and back.
-- Sun Sentinel, August 10, 2015
The Fort Lauderdale-based guitarist and singer...makes no apologies for infusing old-time blues with Caribbean soul, early ‘70s rock and jam-band vibes.
"I never set out to be a traditional blues guy," he explained. "It wouldn't be natural for me. I have to be true to who I am."
-- Sun Sentinel, April 30, 2010
...drawn from '50s and '60s blues reference points, lots of Howlin' Wolf and Muddy Waters rubbing shoulders with Jimi Hendrix and other latter-day practitioners. Shelley said he detects a dab of psychedelic filigree in the end result.
-- The Santa Fe New Mexican, August 18, 1995