In an era when female singer-songwriters are ever more ubiquitous, Shawn Colvin stands out as a regular and enduring talent. Her songs are slow-release works of craft and catharsis that become treasured, lifetime companions for their listeners. As a storyteller Colvin is both keen and warm-hearted leavening even the toughest tales with tenderness, empathy and a searing sense of humor.In the 19 years sine the release of her debut album Colvin has won three Grammy Awards, released eight albums, maintained a nearly non-stop national and international touring schedule, appeared on countless television and radio programs, had her songs featured in major motion pictures and created a remarkable cannon of work.
Combined sales of her albums total more than 2.5 million copies in the US alone, and Colvin continues to perform at least 50-60 shows a year. Over the years she has shared the stage and toured with legendary artists such as Jackson Brown, Bonnie Raitt, Bruce Hornsby, Emmylou Harris, and Lyle Lovett.
Shawn's newest release, "Shawn Colvin Live" (2009), was recorded in 2008 during a special three-night solo engagement at San Francisco’s famous jazz club, Yoshi’s. "Live" includes 12 songs written or co-written by Colvin, as well as covers of songs by Robbie Robertson, Gnarls Barkley, and the Talking Heads. The record was co-produced by Colvin and John Leventhal. Shawn Colvin Live captures the beauty and intimacy of Colvin’s performances, showcasing her inimitable voice and matchless guitar stylings.
100% of the net proceeds from this event to benefit: Fixing Instruments for Kids in Schools, Church Street School for Music & Art, The Pinwheel Project, Music Unites, The American Symphony Orchestra and Young Audiences New York.