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  Shawn Mullins - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Shawn Mullins (born March 8, 1968 in Piedmont Hospital, Atlanta, Georgia) is a singer-songwriter who specializes in folk rock, Instrumental rock, and adult alternative music.
Shawn travels with his sound man and tour manager, Big Kip Conner.
Mullins cultivated an interest in music beginning in his days at Decatur High School in Decatur, Georgia (where he made the acquaintance of friend and mentor Amy Ray of the Indigo Girls).
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 Shawn Mullins: The First 10 Years - PopMatters Music Review
Shawn Mullins' "Lullaby" was the prettiest #1 hit this country has heard in some time.
Mullins manages to dig himself out of this sizable hole with "Joshua," a reaching-genius acoustic tune about playing guitar with an old man. It is just about perfect, and the one track you really need on this CD.
Mullins rarely writes truly bad songs; rather, he tends to compose tunes that are not memorable, and thus, unessential.
www.popmatters.com /music/reviews/m/mullinsshawn-first.shtml   (482 words)

 Shawn Mullins: Ninth Ward Pickin’ Parlor - PopMatters Music Review
Shawn Mullins is best, and in some circles only, remembered for 1998’s “Lullaby”, a growly, early-dusk-of-the-soul narrative told from the stage of the generally inhospitable L.A. music scene.
Mullins’ voice is stepped up too; he gently drops his tenor into a weary swoon on the pretty “Faith”.
Mullins may still qualify to the bulk of folks as a one-hitter, but the nicely surprising “Ninth Ward” casts him again as a guy who deserves better.
www.popmatters.com /pm/music/reviews/shawn_mullins_ninth_ward_pickin_parlor   (555 words)

 Shawn Mullins: A Singer-Songwriter Worth Following - from Jim and Lynnette's Fun Times Guide
Several of Shawn's songs from that album take me back to some truly WONDERFUL memories from the days that I was living (single) in Orlando, Florida.
I think part of the reason we really dig Shawn Mullins is because he's one of those rare singers who also writes ALL of his own stuff.
Shawn's personality really shines through in his songs, and in his performances.
thefuntimesguide.com /movabletype/archives/2006/06/shawn_mullins.html   (735 words)

 CD Reviews: Review of 9th Ward Pickin’ Parlor by Shawn Mullins
When singer/songwriter Shawn Mullins and his soulful lower register of a voice burst onto the scene in the late ‘90s with the hit song “Lullaby,” he had already been busting his ass as a performer selling records out of his trunk.
And while Mullins definitely has written some great songs over the years, he is always going to have that one-hit-wonder stigma in tow.
Shawn Mullins has certainly paid his dues in the music biz, and is probably living comfortably off of the royalties of “Lullaby,” thanks in part to the Clear Channels of the world that keep recycling the same hits of the last 20 years over and over again.
www.bullz-eye.com /cdreviews/3farley/shawn_mullins-9th_ward_pickin_parlor.htm   (416 words)

 Club Cafe Calendar   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
For years, Shawn Mullins created music this way, touring the country in his van with his dog, Roadie, going from gig to gig and putting out albums on his own independent label.
Mullins counts Hank Williams, Bob Dylan, Kris Kristofferson, Steve Earle, Joni Mitchell, and Gil Scott-Heron as influences.
Shawn attended North Georgia College, an Army-based military college where he studied music, graduated, and was commissioned in the U.S. Army Airborne Infantry.
www.clubcafelive.com /calendar.asp?id=10&year=2005&index=10   (921 words)

 Shawn Mullins in top form at the Tractor
His career trajectory might be in trouble, but Shawn Mullins’ record company woes have not interfered with his artistic growth.
Mullins’ songs are working class fables about non-heroic characters scratching out a living in a fading America.
Mullins was not the kind of performer who is oblivious to his surroundings.
seattlepi.nwsource.com /pop/262704_mullinsq13ww.html   (565 words)

 hip online: artists: shawn mullins
A master storyteller, Mullins is a veritable fly-on-the-wall, a fan of songwriters like Ricki Lee Jones, Joni Mitchell, James Taylor and, of course, Bob Dylan.
On Beneath the Velvet Sun, Mullins, working with a major league budget for the first time (not to mention collaborators like producer Julian Raymond, mixer Chris Lord-Alge and guest performers Shawn Colvin and Shelby Lynne), was able to explore some expanded musical turf.
Mullins' literary and cinematic bent shows up on tracks like "Yellow Dog Song," which comes from a story he read in the paper about an old man in a convenience store who "lost his digit in the war" and shoots a would-be robber.
www.hiponline.com /artist/music/m/mullins_shawn   (684 words)

 NPR : From Station XPN: Shawn Mullins in Concert
Shawn Mullins' latest CD is 9th Ward Pickin' Parlor, due out on Vanguard Records Feb. 14.
Mullins was a Second Lieutenant with the U.S. Army, stationed at Fort Benning, Ga. in 1989 when he self-released his first cassette of original songs.
Mullins' live performance from World Cafe Live in Philadelphia is hosted by XPN's Helen Leicht.
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Shawn Mullins grew up in Atlanta, Georgia, and has been writing songs for over ten years.
Mullins got into the Colleges military program and was even an officer for the Army for a short time.
With Shawn Mullins unique, musical ways, and his acoustic talent, he brings a whole new meaning to good music.
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 Shawn Mullins
Mullins started several garage bands during middle and high school while playing drums and guitar in his high school jazz band, singing in various choruses, and acting in school plays.
In 1999, Shawn was nominated for a Grammy, Soul’s Core had gone platinum in the U.S. and in Australia, and “Lullaby” enjoyed worldwide radio success.
Mullins toured for a year in support of Soul’s Core and then released Beneath the Velvet Sun in the fall of 2000.
www.vanguardrecords.com /shawnmullins/Bio.html   (1357 words)

 Shawn Mullins
Mullins talk-chants his way to the chorus which explodes into a chorus as catchy as it is melodious.
Mullins plays pop star most effectively on this infectious bit of pop music confectionery, combining a lyric that transcends run-of-the-mill by far with a chorus that lodges not uncomfortably in the brain - all this and superior production values to boot!
Following the success of his Columbia Record debut, 1998's Soul Core, Shawn Mullins produced a retrospective sampler that covers the first ten years of his career on his own independent label; as one might expect, it is titled The First Ten Years.
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 Rock On The Net: Shawn Mullins   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Mullins left the Army after 8 years to pursue music with the release of Everchanging World in 1991.
Mullins started his own label, SMG, in 1994 and continued releasing his music.
Mullins was named 'Atlanta's Best Acoustic Artist' at the Atlanta Music Awards.
www.rockonthenet.com /artists-m/shawnmullins.htm   (583 words)

 NPR : A Diverse Tribute From Shawn Mullins
Atlanta's Shawn Mullins recorded his most recent album in New Orleans.
World Cafe, March 13, 2006 · Eclectic singer-songwriter Shawn Mullins named his new CD after the New Orleans studio where he recorded it: 9th Ward Pickin' Parlor.
Mullins' major-label debut, 1998's Soul's Core, contained the hit "Lullaby." And despite years of productive songwriting, it's the song many fans expect to hear at a Shawn Mullins show.
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 T-Rex Engineering ApS
Mullins merely shrugged off the new-found notoriety "Lullaby" brought him: "There are certain rules at modern rock [formats], and I broke a few with this song.
One of Mullins" most notable mannerisms on his records since 1995 has been the inclusion of spoken word passages (particularly on the live discs, Jeffs Last Dance Vols.
Although partially inspired by Gil Scott-Heron and Kris Kristofferson, Mullins found these prosaic moments were a good way to win the attention of fickle audiences, and thereafter incorporated them into his studio recordings.
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 Ink 19 :: Shawn Mullins   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The success of “Lullaby,” it seems, was both a blessing and a curse for Mullins: the pay dirt of a Top Ten single brought the reward his years of hard slog in coffeehouses and clubs deserved; but equally, major-label life conflicted with his organic, DIY spirit forged during years as an indie artist.
Now, after a stint in the songwriting supergroup The Thorns, Mullins is signed to Vanguard and his creative juices are flowing once again, as demonstrated by the sheer diversity of folk, country, soul and pop in evidence on Ninth Ward Pickin’ Parlour.
However, there's still an abundance of riches on this record, and freed from the corporate millstone, it’s obvious that Mullins has re-emerged both inspired and energized, back to his roots in both sound and spirit.
www.ink19.com /issues/january2006/musicReviews/musicM/shawnMullins.html   (342 words)

 Shawn Mullins: Beneath the Velvet Sun (2000): Reviews
When Mullins hits his mark (as he often does on Beneath the Velvet Sun), the results constitute Southern-flavored pop at its finest.
Shawn's cd's were the first ones I sought to replace.
I rank Shawn Mullins right up there with Little Feat and Jimi Jamison of Survivor- sheer brilliance.This album has prompted me to purchase 'Soul's Core', which is equally incredible.
www.metacritic.com /music/artists/mullinsshawn/beneaththevelvetsun   (431 words)

 Rolling Stone : Shawn Mullins Salutes N.O.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Shawn Mullins Salutes N.O. Singer-songwriter made music in the city's 9th Ward before the levees broke
Shawn Mullins, perhaps best known for his 1998 Top Ten hit "Lullaby," has released his first solo album in six years, 9th Ward Pickin' Parlor, an acoustic/rock hybrid named for the New Orleans studio it was recorded in last April.
The Pickin' Parlor, a converted 100-year-old shotgun house owned by producer and Mullins pal Mike West, was located a block from the city's Industrial Canal and would be ruined by Hurricane Katrina four months after Mullins' recording sessions.
www.rollingstone.com /news/story/9452232/shawn_mullins_salutes_no   (628 words)

 JR.com: Shawn Mullins - Soul's Core in Music: Pop:   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Sure, there are hip-hop inflected drum loops, tastefully retro-sounding keyboards and stylish, artful string arrangements, but Mullins' main concern is chronicling his experiences and observations as he moves through a complex, confusing world.
Most of the songs are based on acoustic guitar underpinning, and Mullin's appealing drawl is at the center of it all, delivering lyrics full of careful detail from his traveler's bag of tunes.
Mullins hit it big with his spoken/sung "Lullaby." He draws his influences from several notable singer/songwriters (chiefly Bob Dylan and Neil Young), painting interesting pictures of everyday life as lived by ordinary people.
www.jr.com /xs-shawn-mullins-souls-core-in-music-pop--pi!3735783.html   (547 words)

 Shawn Mullins MP3 Downloads - Shawn Mullins Music Downloads - Shawn Mullins Music Videos   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Sincere, subdued, and seriously lackluster, Shawn Mullins' 1992 self-release, Better Days, is a promising effort dampened by unremarkable material.
Mullins performs with confidence and emotion, but without a single memorable melody, the singer/songwriter can only struggle with his own creations.
The only legitimate bright spot is Mullins' strong vocals, which ring with purpose and clarity despite some rather flat production.
www.mp3.com /albums/323239/summary.html   (383 words)

 shawn mullins
Shawn Mullins makes his Vanguard Records debut with release of 9th Ward Pickin’ Parlor.
Produced by Mullins with the help of friends, including Mike West (guitar, banjo and banjolin), Gerry Hansen (drums, percussion), David Labruyere (bass) and Peter Stroud (acoustic/electric guitar, mandolin).
A multi-instrumentalist, Mullins was exposed to music at the early age of 4 by his grandfather, who was a big band player, and began writing songs and producing cassettes in grammar school.
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 Amazon.com: Soul's Core: Music: Shawn Mullins   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Shawn Mullins is a '90s acoustic troubadour whose lyrics, at their worst, read like overly precious journal entries ("The road is my home / And my spirit is wild"), making him seem sometimes like Jewel with a Y-chromosome.
I had the chance to meet Shawn when he played at Summerfest in Milwaukee years ago, and he is the most down-to-earth musician I have met, local or national.
Shawn creates a musical landscape of our country, taking you through trials and travels with a sincere tone and engaging vignettes.
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 Shawn Mullins
Lullaby was recorded in January 1998 at Orphan Studio, and was released on Shawn's major label debut Soul's Core.
Shawn and Glenn have worked together a long time, from Shawn's indy releases like Big Blue Sky to his major label releases like Soul's Core and Beneath The Velvet Sun.
The Thorns are Shawn Mullins, Mathew Sweet, and Pete Droge.
www.orphanstudio.com /INFO_lullaby.html   (242 words)

 Shawn Mullins - IndigoVortex
FYI: shawn mullins is playing the new year's eve show at eddies attic.
Shawn Mullins has a new CD coming out on Valentine's Day.
Shawn and his band performed a great set of songs.
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Mullins produced 9th Ward Pickin’ Parlor with the help of a close circle of friends including West on guitar, mandolin, banjo and banjolin (a banjo/mandolin hybrid), Gerry Hansen and Kenny Malone on drums and percussion, David Labruyere (John Mayer) on bass, and Peter Stroud (Sheryl Crow and Don Henley) on electric guitar.
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 Shawn Mullins : Beneath the Velvet Sun - Listen, Review and Buy at ARTISTdirect   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
"Lullaby" was more than just a one-off novelty hit that unexpectedly established the career of longtime indie singer/songwriter Shawn Mullins in 1998-1999 (though it was that, too).
It was a song that encapsulated both of Mullins' strongest traits.
Another good song is "Santa Fe," a driving song with a twangy guitar hook and more of Mullins' individual characterizations.
www.artistdirect.com /nad/store/artist/album/0,,1063730,00.html   (364 words)

 Tower Records - Eggshells - Shawn Mullins   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
We think it really showcases Shawn's brilliance, as a songwriter and musician but also as a producer.
It was the first time that Shawn produced alone, and he really succeeded in capturing "his sound."
During this time, Shawn was performing mostly solo and acoustic, doing monthly shows at Eddie's Attic as well as national tours.
www.towerrecords.com /product.aspx?pfid=2904442   (204 words)

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