Shawn is the guest on NPR's World Cafe today. She talks about her memoir, Diamond in the Rough, and performs songs from her new album, All Fall Down. The music was recorded live at World Cafe Live in Philadelphia shortly after the album's release on Nonesuch Records in June. Joining Colvin for the performance are her longtime friend and cohort Buddy Miller, who produced the album, and bassist Viktor Krauss, who also performs on the album. Tune in today on your local NPR member station and online at npr.org, where the program will be archived to stream.
Posted byJuly 13, 2012To celebrate the release of Shawn's new album, All Fall Down, iVillage is giving one lucky reader in the US a beautiful Martin 000-15M Mahogany Dreadnought Guitar, valued at $1,499, along with a hardshell case. There is no purchase necessary to win. To read more about the offer and enter to win, head to ivillage.com today.
Posted byJuly 09, 2012Shawn surprised new TODAY show co-anchor Savannah Guthrie on her first show as host. Guthrie, who counts Colvin as her musical idol, joined Shawn for a performance of Bob Dylan's "You're Gonna Make Me Lonesome When You Go" before Shawn offered a solo take on the title track off her new album, All Fall Down. See more photos from the show at today.msnbc.com.
Posted byJune 25, 2012
Shawn is the subject of a feature profile on PBS NewsHour. She spoke with the show's Art Beat correspondent Jeffrey Brown, sharing some stories from her new memoir, Diamond in the Rough, and offers solo acoustic performances of two songs off her new album, All Fall Down, released earlier this month on Nonesuch Records: the title track, which she co-wrote with John Leventhal, and "Change Is on the Way," which she co-wrote with Patty Griffin. The interview will air on NewsHour at a later date; before then, you can watch it above and watch the performances below.
Diamond in the Rough "tells the
Posted byJune 25, 2012Shawn and Mary Chapin Carpenter will embark on a series of tour dates in the UK and Ireland this October. These special shows will feature the songwriters (and longtime friends) performing as an intimate duo and will include material spanning their vast catalogs as well as some of their favorite songs. See below for the tour dates; for additional details and ticket links on these and other upcoming shows, go to shawncolvin.com/tour. Tickets go on sale this Thursday, June 28.
Oct 15 The Sage Gateshead Gateshead Oct 16 National Concert Hall Dublin Oct 17 The Assembly Rooms Derby Oct 18 Symphony