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  • Shawn Colvin "Live" [cover]

    No Depression: Shawn Colvin's "Live" Proves Her to Be a "Performer of Stratospheric Skill"

    Shawn Colvin's Live, featuring 15 live tracks from two decades’ worth of material, was released on Nonesuch earlier this summer. No Depression sees the new collection as "a terrific career overview," confirming that "Colvin is a solo-acoustic performer of stratospheric skill." The album serves as "a gorgeous and satisfying reminder of what is so special about this great American artist." Country Chart calls it "the best concert recording of the year."

  • Shawn Colvin "Live" [cover]

    Shawn Colvin Guitar Giveaway Winner: "It Was Love at First Listen"

    To mark the release of Shawn Colvin's new Live album earlier this summer, Nonesuch Records teamed up with Martin Guitar to give away a brand-new X-Series guitar, signed by Shawn. The winner: Ms. Megan Crotty, who says of her connection with Shawn's music, "It was love at first listen. I love her unique voice. That, combined with the music and lyrics makes her one of my favorites." Three runners-up were awarded a signed copy of the new Live CD.

  • Shawn Colvin "Live" [cover]

    MusicOMH: Four Stars for Shawn Colvin's Long Overdue Live Album

    Shawn Colvin's Live album was released late last month on Nonesuch, and, says MusicOMH in its four-star review, "a live album is long overdue ... [T]his career-spanning selection of songs could easily be a wish list for any fan," he states, "but also serves as fine introduction to a singer-songwriter who is frequently mentioned in the same breath as James Taylor, Lucinda Williams and Joni Mitchell." Shawn is set to begin a run of solo dates this week, opening for Jackson Browne on Thursday. She spoke with Popdose, which calls her "one of the leading lights of 'Americana' music and perhaps the most important singer/songwriter—male or female—of the last 20 years."

  • Shawn Colvin "Live" [cover]

    Shawn Colvin's "Live" Out Today; Listen on AOL Music's Full CD Listening Party

    Shawn Colvin's new Live album is out on Nonesuch today. And in celebration of its release, AOL Music is streaming the album in its entirety for the New Music Releases Full CD Listening Party. The album includes 15 songs from throughout Colvin's career, including 12 written or co-written by her, as well as covers of songs by Robbie Robertson, Gnarls Barkley, and Talking Heads. All orders placed in the Nonesuch Store through July 21 include the exclusive bonus download "Another Long One" and are registered to win a signed Martin guitar.

  • Shawn Colvin "Live" [cover]

    Celebrate Shawn Colvin's "Live" Album Release with Signed Martin Guitar Giveaway

    Shawn Colvin's new Live album is due out next week. To celebrate, Nonesuch has teamed up with Martin Guitar to offer a brand-new X-Series guitar, signed by Shawn; three runners-up will win a free, signed copy of the CD. All orders of the album in the Nonesuch Store placed by July 21 (including previously placed orders) are registered to win and include, along with the album MP3s, the exclusive bonus download "Another Long One." The Detroit Free Press gives the album four stars, calling it "an intimate, career-spanning solo recording."

  • Shawn Colvin "Live" [cover]

    Nonesuch to Release Shawn Colvin's New "Live" Album June 23

    Nonesuch will release its second album by Grammy Award–winning singer/songwriter/guitarist Shawn Colvin, Live, on June 23, 2009. 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 longtime collaborator John Leventhal.

  • Shawn Colvin and Emmylou Harris

    Emmylou Harris, Shawn Colvin Announce "Three Girls and Their Buddy" Tour, Pre-Order Event

    Three Girls and Their Buddy, the popular series of concert featuring Emmylou Harris, Shawn Colvin, Patty Griffin, and Buddy Miller, has just announced a spring and summer leg of its tour and have launched a special pre-sale for tickets that will allow fans to both order early and automatically be entered to win a chance to meet and greet the stars of the artists. Pre-sale customers will also have a chance to purchase a limited-edition tour poster, autographed by the artists.

  • Shawn Colvin and Emmylou Harris

    Emmylou Harris, Shawn Colvin Kick Off Tour with Patty Griffin, Buddy Miller

    Emmylou Harris, Shawn Colvin, Patty Griffin, and Buddy Miller begin a month-long run of their rollicking Three Girls and Their Buddy tour tonight with the first of two consecutive nights at The Birchmere in Alexandria, Virginia. The tour concludes at the end of the month in Boston, where the Boston Globe says the show "brings together four shining talents and close collaborators who straddle the country-folk-pop axis ... on the road en masse to perform as a foursome, four venerated song catalogs in tow."

  • Nonesuch Artists Take Manhattan (and Brooklyn, Too) This Sunday

    With the Brad Mehldau Trio's weeklong residency at New York's Village Vanguard well under way and running through Sunday, the city will also be playing host to performances by a number of Nonesuch artists this weekend.

  • Emmylou Harris, Shawn Colvin Kick Off Tour with Patty Griffin, Buddy Miller

    Emmylou Harris, Shawn Colvin, Patty Griffin, and Buddy Miller kicked off the "Three Girls and Their Buddy" tour last week and take the show to Virginia tonight for a stop at the Roanoke Performing Arts Center. This special quartet will be on the road all month, taking to the stage together and taking turns playing.