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    Shawn Colvin's New Album Features "Finely Woven Folk-Rock Melodies" (Daily News); Book Shows Source of "Powerful Music" (Globe)

    Shawn Colvin's new album, All Fall Down, was released yesterday on Nonesuch Records, the same day as the publication of her memoir, Diamond in the Rough, on William Morrow / HarperCollins. Colvin marked the occasion with a first for her: a book reading and performance at the Barnes & Noble Tribeca, NYC, offering fans a taste of the new book and a few songs from the new album. Colvin will give Los Angeles fans a similar experience with her next reading/performance, at the Barnes & Noble at The Grove on Monday, before she gives a concert at the El Rey Theatre on Tuesday with Buddy Miller, the producer of All Fall Down, and bassist Viktor Krauss, who performs on the album.

    The trio debuted music from All Fall Down in concert at New York's City Winery this past Monday and were joined for a finale by surprise guest Emmylou Harris, who contributes harmony vocals to the new album. You can see photos from both events at Colvin's newly relaunched website, shawncolvin.com; for additional tour details, go to nonesuch.com/on-tour.

    Before she heads to Los Angeles, Colvin heads to Washington, DC, where she will appear on NPR's Diane Rehm Show Thursday morning. For details and to find out where and when the show airs near you, go to thedianerehmshow.org.

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    Shawn Colvin spoke with the New York Daily News for a feature article about the new album and book. Says Daily News writer Jim Farber: "The new music honors Colvin’s usual mix of measured frustration and wise revelations, delivered with agile vocals and finely woven folk-rock melodies." You can read the feature online at nydailynews.com.

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    Diamond in the Rough was recently reviewed in the Boston Globe.

    "Letting the reader know early on that things more or less turned out OK allows Colvin to tackle her troubles with a survivor’s voice," says Globe reviewer Scott McLennan. "There are humor, remorse, and gratitude in her narrative."

    In the book, Shawn shares her candid, colorful coming-of-age story, including more than three decades of touring, writing, and living to make music.

    "Discussing the making of each album, Colvin illuminates the magical blend of craft and happenstance that leads to powerful music," writes McLennan. "Examining her early life, Colvin assures readers that music was her salvation, and by the final chapters that reflect on where she is at currently, she convinces them that her music still serves that purpose."

    Read the book review at boston.com.

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    To pick up a copy of All Fall Down and Diamond in the Rough, head to the Nonesuch Store, where CD orders include instant downloads of the album at checkout; the album is also available to purchase there as MP3s and FLAC lossless files.

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Shawn Colvin's New Album Features "Finely Woven Folk-Rock Melodies" (Daily News); Book Shows Source of "Powerful Music" (Globe)

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Shawn Colvin marked the release of her new album, All Fall Down, and memoir, Diamond in the Rough, with her first-ever book reading / performance at Barnes & Noble in NYC; she'll do the same in LA on Monday, before Tuesday's concert at the El Rey. Colvin appears on NPR's Diane Rehm Show tomorrow. The New York Daily News says the music on All Fall Down is "delivered with agile vocals and finely woven folk-rock melodies." The Boston Globe says the new book is full of "humor, remorse, and gratitude ... Colvin illuminates the magical blend of craft and happenstance that leads to powerful music."

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Shawn Colvin's new album, All Fall Down, was released yesterday on Nonesuch Records, the same day as the publication of her memoir, Diamond in the Rough, on William Morrow / HarperCollins. Colvin marked the occasion with a first for her: a book reading and performance at the Barnes & Noble Tribeca, NYC, offering fans a taste of the new book and a few songs from the new album. Colvin will give Los Angeles fans a similar experience with her next reading/performance, at the Barnes & Noble at The Grove on Monday, before she gives a concert at the El Rey Theatre on Tuesday with Buddy Miller, the producer of All Fall Down, and bassist Viktor Krauss, who performs on the album.

The trio debuted music from All Fall Down in concert at New York's City Winery this past Monday and were joined for a finale by surprise guest Emmylou Harris, who contributes harmony vocals to the new album. You can see photos from both events at Colvin's newly relaunched website, shawncolvin.com; for additional tour details, go to nonesuch.com/on-tour.

Before she heads to Los Angeles, Colvin heads to Washington, DC, where she will appear on NPR's Diane Rehm Show Thursday morning. For details and to find out where and when the show airs near you, go to thedianerehmshow.org.

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Shawn Colvin spoke with the New York Daily News for a feature article about the new album and book. Says Daily News writer Jim Farber: "The new music honors Colvin’s usual mix of measured frustration and wise revelations, delivered with agile vocals and finely woven folk-rock melodies." You can read the feature online at nydailynews.com.

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Diamond in the Rough was recently reviewed in the Boston Globe.

"Letting the reader know early on that things more or less turned out OK allows Colvin to tackle her troubles with a survivor’s voice," says Globe reviewer Scott McLennan. "There are humor, remorse, and gratitude in her narrative."

In the book, Shawn shares her candid, colorful coming-of-age story, including more than three decades of touring, writing, and living to make music.

"Discussing the making of each album, Colvin illuminates the magical blend of craft and happenstance that leads to powerful music," writes McLennan. "Examining her early life, Colvin assures readers that music was her salvation, and by the final chapters that reflect on where she is at currently, she convinces them that her music still serves that purpose."

Read the book review at boston.com.

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To pick up a copy of All Fall Down and Diamond in the Rough, head to the Nonesuch Store, where CD orders include instant downloads of the album at checkout; the album is also available to purchase there as MP3s and FLAC lossless files.

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