". . . his elegant piano drives the songs on Beautiful Dream, which stands with the recent work of Georgia-born R&B singer-songwriter Randall Bramblett as a document of how the dislocations of modern American culture can chill ambition and frazzle daily life."
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– Edd Hurt
September 8, 2016 

"It's been eight long years since singer/songwriter Steve Conn's last solo album, but fans will be happy they waited for his new ten-track stunner, Beautiful Dream." 
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– Janet Goodman 
June 1, 2011

"More please."
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– Gary von Tersch
Vol 54 No. 4

"Every track on Beautiful Dream is crafted like an artist would carefully paint its masterpiece or a seamstress will sew its finest fabric to make a beautiful tapestry. In essence, prepare for incredible piano arrangements, introspective yet vivid songwriting, and wonderful musicianship in this particular record."
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– Shauna O'Donnell 
February 5, 2012

"Steve’s lyrical sensibilities are southern to the core and seem to owe as much to Faulkner and Flannery O’ Connor as to Randy Newman and Lowell George."
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– H.W. Phillips
Fall 2005