“the best singer of [her] generation I’ve ever heard...a young Etta James”
“Todo Seu” Host- Ronnie Von. Brazil 11/30/15 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FbqR981g_H0
Bart Mendoza, Beach and Bay Press
“Shay is one of San Diego’s most electrifying artists, with a sassy, brassy stage presence that makes her one of the area’s top performers to watch in 2017.”
Get funky at Humphrey’s Backstage Live on New Year’s Eve; Beach and Bay News, Bart Mendoza, 12/26/16 http://sdnews.com/pages/full_story/push?article-Get+funky+at+Humphrey-s+Backstage+Live+on+New+Year-s+Eve++&id=27334537
George Varga, San Diego Union Tribune
“San Diego vocal powerhouse Whitney Shay”
Gator by the Bay 2017 headliners to include Marcia Ball, Steve Riley; The San Diego Union Tribune, George Varga 11/16/16
Dave Good, San Diego Reader
"Whitney Shay [sings] with the depth and mojo of a woman twice her age."
“what rivets a listener's shoes to the floor is the sheer sound of [her] confidence."
Featured Article: Young as You Want: Whitney Shay; San Diego Reader, Dave Good 07/20/12 http://www.sandiegoreader.com/weblogs/jam-session/2012/jul/20/young-as-you-want-whitney-shay/
Candi Staton (Soul Music Legend & 4 Time Grammy Nominee)
"Whitney is one heck of a singer. She's really talented. She really has heart."
Jon Kanis, San Diego Troubadour
"if you enjoy heartfelt music that reaches in and stokes your soul…it’s inevitable that you’re going to discover why [audiences] are falling in love with the uninhibited grace that is Whitney Shay."
Cover Story: The Sexy, Sassy Soul Tonic of Whitney Shay; San Diego Troubadour, Jon Kanis 5/01/14
Sam Bass, DJ KYXY 96.5
"Whitney Shay is an amazing performer with such a unique style. I love her music. The young woman is definitely going places. I'll be able to say 'I knew her when'."
Paul Hormick, San Diego Troubadour
“Shay is a singer with a big voice who isn’t trying to show it off but isn’t afraid to use it either."
Featured Article: Whitney Shay: A Passion for the Stage; San Diego Troubadour, Paul Hormick, 01/01/12
Charlie Lange, Bluebeat Music
"Whitney Shay stands out as an honest artist with real talent."
Bluebeat Music; Charlie Lange, 7/3/13