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  Amazon.com: These Four Walls: Music: Shawn Colvin   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-17)
Colvin again works with producer/songwriter John Leventhal, her musical collaborator for the past quarter-century, and that long-standing partnership pays off with 11 superbly crafted originals.
The first song Shawn Colvin completed for "These Four Walls", her Nonesuch debut, was the wistful "Summer Dress", which opens with Colvin singing over the austere strum of a lone acoustic guitar, then builds into a lilting folk-rock arrangement.
Colvin maintains a delicate balance between confidence and vulnerability as she describes a dream-like venture out to 'face a wilderness'.
www.amazon.com /These-Four-Walls-Shawn-Colvin/dp/B000FIMHFS   (1594 words)

  Shawn Colvin - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Shawn Colvin (born January 10, 1956 in Vermillion, South Dakota) is an American musician.
Colvin's formative years were spent in the town of Carbondale, Illinois, where she attended Southern Illinois University Carbondale.
Colvin cites Joni Mitchell as a primary influence on her music, and her initial performances closely mirrored Mitchell's inflections and guitar tunings.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Shawn_Colvin   (660 words)

 Shawn Colvin - Steady On   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-17)
Shawn's breathy vocals and shimmering timbre, sharp rock arrangements, and perceptively astute lyrics bring this outstanding album to a high level of originality and quality.
Working mostly within an acoustic (but not necessarily folk) setting, Shawn Colvin wraps her warm, distinctive vocal chords around ten richly resonant compositions; though signposts point to Suzanne Vega, the Peregrins, or what a solo record by one of the Indigo Girls might sound like, the spotlight here is all hers.
Shawn Colvin is too fine a lyricist to totally fall into that trap, but her tendency to dwell on past regrets does add slightly too melancholic an edge to this first collection of songs.
www.xs4all.nl /~fsgroen/Albums-C/Shawn_Colvin_Steady_On.htm   (826 words)

 Shawn Colvin - Music Downloads - Online
Bio: Shawn Colvin is one of the bright spots of the so-called "new folk movement" that began in the late '80s.
Colvin was born in Vermillion, SD, on January 10, 1956.
In addition to her normal recording activities, Colvin has dueted with Tony Bennett for the film It Could Happen to You and made a cameo appearance in the film Grace of My Heart, singing one song for the soundtrack.
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 Shawn Colvin - Biography - AOL Music
Shawn Colvin is one of the bright spots of the so-called "new folk movement" that began in the late '80s.
Colvin was born in Vermillion, SD, on January 10, 1956.
In addition to her normal recording activities, Colvin has dueted with Tony Bennett for the film It Could Happen to You and made a cameo appearance in the film Grace of My Heart, singing one song for the soundtrack.
music.aol.com /artist/shawn-colvin/3946/biography   (622 words)

 Shawn Colvin Discussion Group   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-17)
I have no idea whether Shawn ever visited the site or not, but I always got the impression that her management was more annoyed with it than pleased about it...however, many thanks to Lisa in particular at AGF for at least responding to my questions.
I wish there were another Shawn site out there that I could direct people to, but hopefully somebody will start giving Shawn the attention she deserves and update her official site at www.shawncolvin.com more frequently.
Shawn Colvin for the wonderful and talented artist that she is. Peace and love.
shawn-colvin.tripod.com /Shawn-Colvin   (308 words)

Shawn Colvin has worn many faces since she was born in the big-sky country of Vermillion, South Dakota, forty-five years ago....
After her gypsy phase Colvin became the young, hard-drinking recruit into the armies of the night, on an endless forced march through Manhattan bars and clubs in the 1980s, near the bottom rung of the musical ladder, singing Joni Mitchell and Jimmy Webb songs, seeing herself in the distorted reflection of the barroom mirrors.
Shawn Colvin is presented by Chico Performances and is supported; in part, by grants from the California Arts Council, a state agency; the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency; Western States Arts Federation; and the City of Chico and its Arts Commission.
www.csuchico.edu /upe/shawncolvinpr.html   (1228 words)

 Shawn Colvin Tickets, Shawn Colvin Concert Tickets at StubHub!   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-17)
Shawn Colvin concert tickets are available, and this highly-respected American rock and roll performer has been doing things her own way since she got her start in the industry.
Colvin was born on January 10, 1956 in Vermillion, South Dakota and grew up in the Midwest.
Colvin grew to the point that she began releasing records, and all of them were met with critical acclaim.
www.stubhub.com /shawn-colvin-tickets   (457 words)

 Rock On The Net: Shawn Colvin
Shawn Colvin was born January 10, 1958 in South Dakota.
As a child, Shawn was learning to play the guitar at age 10 and starring in The King And I in her teens.
Shawn was once again working with Leventhal for the first time since her debut LP.
www.rockonthenet.com /artists-c/shawncolvin_main.htm   (911 words)

 Shawn Colvin News   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-17)
There are a few things Shawn Colvin fans can expect every time she emerges with new music.
Grammy winner Shawn Colvin, who is preparing for the fall release of a new CD, will give a concert at the Zeiterion Performing Arts Center in New Bedford Sunday evening.
Shawn Colvin 's first new album in five years won't land in stores until September, but fans won't have to wait that long to catch her in action.
www.topix.net /who/shawn-colvin   (656 words)

 Tower Records - A Few Small Repairs - Shawn Colvin   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-17)
Shawn Colvin has emerged as the savior of AAA, bringing classy arrangements and high-quality songwriting to the mix, and inspiring a legion of imitators along the way.
Colvin's voice is a supple, elastic thing, bending notes and phrases to suit the idiosyncratic elan that is her trademark.
Together with producer/guitarist John Leventhal, Colvin has created a sonic landscape that seduces the listener with rich, atmospheric washes of guitar and unabashedly pretty horn and string arrangements, while never obscuring the simple melodic statements that are the foundation of the songs.
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 Hypericum Buyers Club
AUSTIN, Tex. - Shawn Colvin songstress for the breakout hit "Sunny Came Home" says she was very close to suicide and that that is what shocked her into going to seek help for a second time.
Colvin was originally diagnosed with depression at the age of 19 and went on medication.
Colvin says she would have no career if she had not gotten treatment.
www.hbcprotocols.com /colvin.html   (845 words)

 Shawn Colvin: Whole New You (2001): Reviews
Shawn Colvin's first album of new material in five years contains 11 tracks, including a collaboration with Edie Brickell ("Roger Wilco").
The contrast between Colvin's manner-free singing and the pristine arrangements by her co-songwriter and producer, John Leventhal, creates an interesting dance of the offhand and the strategic.
Colvin has a small but honeyed voice, never too sad or too happy, and multi-instrumentalist [producer John] Leventhal has encased it in caressing arrangements, complete with the occasional string quartet.
www.metacritic.com /music/artists/colvinshawn/wholenewyou   (698 words)

 shawn colvin   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-17)
SHAWN COLVIN Every Little Thing He Does Is Magic -- (UK 4 track CD inc steady on p/s)...
SHAWN COLVIN One Cool Remove -- (UK 4 track CD inc live version & someday live version p/s)...
SHAWN COLVIN Sunny Come Home -- (UK 4 track CDS inc get out of this house & 2 other live tracks)...
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 Amazon.de: Polaroids [Greatest Hits]: Musik: Shawn Colvin   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-17)
I saw Shawn Colvin in concert the other night at the Big Tent Chautauqua south of Bayfield, Wisconsin, and she was introduced as a three time Grammy winner.
Colvin did over half of these songs in her concert, and after hearing the stripped down versions it seems strange to hear the studio versions.
Colvin is working on a new album for release next February, which will pave the way for a second collection of her best songs (calling them hits seems counterproductive in this case) sometime next decade.
www.amazon.de /Polaroids-Greatest-Hits-Shawn-Colvin/dp/B00064AFJG   (662 words)

 TAXI A&R Interview: Shawn Colvin - Born To Be Telling Her Story
Shawn Colvin's right hand hits the strings on her Martin D-28 with a precise aim and rhythmic force that seems to cause every sinewy muscle in her forearm to vibrate in sympathy.
Shawn's solo performances have been described by fans and fellow musicians as the quintessential study in dynamics.
Armed with a voice filled with colors and shades, Colvin takes the listener on a free-wheeling ride in and around a melody while she hammers, slides, bends and pulls on the guitar.
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 The Ectophiles' Guide to Good Music - Shawn Colvin   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-17)
I know, without strong musicians like Shawn Colvin and John Leventhal, there wouldn't be musicians like Bill and I. With much of her moodiness, and love for song, I can tell you there's a little of her in all we write.
Shawn Colvin did a live solo version of Talking Heads' "Naive Melody (This Must Be the Place)" that knocked me out a few years ago, and it's also on her Cover Girl album.
Shawn Colvin's guitar playing moved me in such a way that during my own time of writing songs, I chose to pick up the guitar instead of writing on piano.
ectoguide.org /commentator/matt.bittner/colvin.shawn   (2856 words)

 Shawn Colvin
Colvin had enthusiasm in spades-enough to let her become involved in several film projects.
That warm strength in her voice, the gentle conviction of her guitar and occasional piano and, most of all, her uncompromising lyrics are all at their peak.
Colvin delivers a searing soliloquy in "If I Were Brave." "It's about a breakup, and the question of how long you need to work on something before you give it up and move on," she says.
www.sonymusic.com /artists/ShawnColvin/bioupt97.htm   (822 words)

 Collected Sounds Artist Spotlight on Shawn Colvin
Shawn Colvin was born in Vermillion, South Dakota, on January 10, 1958.
It was there that she formed The Shawn Colvin Band, a hard-rock group.
Shawn Colvin's music caught the attention of Suzanne Vega, who asked her to sing backup on Suzanne's hit single, "Luka."
www.collectedsounds.com /spotlight/shawncolvin.html   (212 words)

 CNN.com - Entertainment - Shawn Colvin is back, better than ever - April 25, 2001
Indeed, Colvin seems to have grown stronger and more assured in her talents without sacrificing her innate ability to pen heart-wrenching autobiographical tunes.
Colvin broke out as a folk singer (even winning a Grammy for best contemporary folk recording in 1989), and has evolved into a more diverse performer.
That's what makes Colvin such a unique voice on the music landscape: She's able to look inside and pour out her feelings (positive and negative) with striking clarity.
archives.cnn.com /2001/SHOWBIZ/Music/04/25/review.colvin/index.html   (501 words)

 Shawn Colvin Tickets, Buy, Schedule, 2005, Sale, Cheap Shawn Colvin Tickets
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 Amazon.co.uk: These Four Walls: Music: Shawn Colvin   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-17)
This is Shawn Colvin's first album in quite sometime and is well worth the wait especially if you were not a fan of her previous release, Whole New You.
Shawn Colvin appeared at the Bloomsbury Theatre, London on 18 Sep and treated the audience to an acoustic set of warmth, wit and wistfulness: a glimpse of what appears on 'These Four Walls'.
This is a brilliant return to form from Shawn and John Leventhal, there are so many great tracks on this record it is very hard to pick some stand outs and having read the American reviews (it came out there last week) it does seem to be a personal preference.
www.amazon.co.uk /These-Four-Walls-Shawn-Colvin/dp/B000FIMHFS   (708 words)

 Shawn Colvin Tickets - Cheap Shawn Colvin Concert Shows Tickets At Onlineseats   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-17)
Grammy-winner Shawn Colvin came up on the east coast folk scene in the '80s, finally scoring a major label deal toward the end of that decade.
Colvin's road to stardom seemed to come out of nowhere in 1997 with the sudden pop success of "Sunny Came Home," but Colvin's legacy in folk/rock music had already given her a strong fan base and critical acclaim.
As a child, Colvin was learning to play the guitar at age 10 and starring in The King And I in her teens.
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 Shawn Colvin | Bloomsbury Theatre
Colvin won her first GRAMMY for her 1989 debut album, Steady On.
Shawn Colvin and her band are touring the US and Europe in support of the These Four Walls her new album.
Colvin says, 'It's some of the best work John and I have ever done.
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 Shawn Colvin Tickets - Shawn Colvin in Concert Tickets
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 NPR : Shawn Colvin: Mature, Seductive Folk-Rock
World Cafe, October 16, 2006 ·; Shawn Colvin appears just as comfortable alone on stage with her guitar as she does with a full band to back her up.
With her wide range of musical talents, Colvin moves seamlessly from quietly emotional ballads to upbeat anthems.
Colvin is arguably best known for "Sunny Came Home," which didn't become a hit until the singer had spent nearly a decade paying her dues and playing tiny venues across the country.
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  Angel Shoes: The Shawn Colvin Fanlisting        (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-17)
Colvin's formative years were spent in the town of Carbondale, Illinois.
A new album from Colvin is slated for release in September 2006.
You've got to be a fan of Shawn Colvin, in some aspect.
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 Shawn Colvin: Inside These Four Walls
Woven into the story of the making of the album is Shawn Colvin's own tale of growing up in South Dakota, struggling to make it as a performer and writer, then getting "discovered" at the relatively late age of 33, and recording a #1 song and top-selling album at 41.
In the past decade, Colvin has had her first and only child, endured a second divorce, changed management and record labels, and turned 50.
Shawn talks about the finished new album and fills in some stories about her personal history.
www.paulingles.com /Colvin.html   (568 words)

 Amazon.ca: A Few Small Repairs: Music: Shawn Colvin   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-17)
When I first got this album, it was orginally for "Sunny came home" but the whole album is a wonderful testament to singer/songwriter Shawn Colvin; I have never had a musical performer speak to me in such a way before.
Colvin's first track, "Sunny Came Home," is pure brilliance in its complexity and symbolism, but I just noticed something upon listening to this song just moments ago: at the very end of the song, you can hear a real match being lit, and being blown out, completely relevant to the lyrics.
Artists like Colvin are great in that new things and new meanings can be found within their songs upon repeated listenings.
www.amazon.ca /Few-Small-Repairs-Shawn-Colvin/dp/B000002B4G   (542 words)

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