Monday, June 25, 2012
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, 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