Watch: Shawn Colvin Featured on "PBS NewsHour," Performs "Diamond in the Rough," "Change Is on the Way"
Shawn Colvin 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: the title track and "Change Is on the Way," which she co-wrote with Patty Griffin. Watch the interview and performances here.
Shawn Colvin 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 and the performances below via pbs.org.
Diamond in the Rough "tells the story of a small-town girl from the wide open prairies whose passion for music took her on the road and into the recording studio," says Brown, "making her way from church choirs to Texas honky tonks and the folk music circuit around the country." USA Today gives the book three-and-a-half stars out of four, saying Colvin "emerges as a gifted conversational writer with a wicked and unabashedly goofy sense of humor."
Shawn Colvin, whose fall tour of the UK and Ireland with Mary Chapin Carpenter was announced earlier today in the Nonesuch Journal, is spending the summer on tour in the United States. She continues to perform in the Northeast this week, with stops in New Hampshire, the Hamptons, and Philadelphia. For details on these and additional upcoming performances, go to nonesuch.com/on-tour.
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.
All Fall Down
Change Is on the Way
Friday, February 24, 2017Friday, February 24, 2017
Freedom Highway, Rhiannon Giddens' follow-up to her highly praised solo debut album, Tomorrow Is My Turn, is out now. It's a "rich collection," says NPR. "[H]ope comes back to life in Giddens' music." Pitchfork exclaims: "Rhiannon Giddens emerges as a peerless and powerful voice in roots music on her second solo album." The AP calls it "a rich tapestry with threads of blues, folk, gospel, soul, country and jazz ... rootsy and relevant, delivered with crystal-clear emotion and understated musical skill." Uncut names this "remarkably wise and timely new album" its Album of the Month. It earns four stars in American Songwriter, Irish Times ("a record for and of our times"), Observer, and Guardian, which calls it a "powerful and timely set."
Thursday, February 23, 2017Thursday, February 23, 2017
Lake Street Dive was the guest on PBS's Charlie Rose on Tuesday. The quartet spoke with guest host Anthony Mason about how they formed the band, the trust and chemistry within the group, philosophies of success and artistic integrity, and more. They also perform their song “Rental Love” and offer their take on Prince’s “When You Were Mine.” You can watch it here.