presented by M&T Bank
|Sunday, December 16, 2012|
$35 Lower Tier
A performer of stratospheric skill, this three-time Grammy Award-winner is best known for her hit single "Sunny Came Home." Her new album, All Fall Down, effortlessly combines folk, country, rock and blues into a sound that transcends categorization. The beauty and intimacy of Colvin's performances showcase her inimitable voice and matchless guitar stylings, and her songs are slow-release works of craft and catharsis that become treasured, lifetime companions for their listeners. As a storyteller, Colvin is both keen and warm-hearted, leavening even the toughest tales with tenderness, empathy, and a searing sense of humor.
This is a solo acoustic show. Local guitarist Joe Mombrea will open the show.
In the 19 years since the release of her debut album, Colvin has won three Grammy Awards (including two of Grammy's biggest honors: Record of the Year- A Few Small Repairs (1996), and Song of the Year- The murder-ballad "Sunny Came Home", which would prove to be her breakthrough). On June 5, 2012, Nonesuch Records released the new Shawn Colvin album All Fall Down. A collection of 11 songs, All Fall Down is Colvin's eighth studio album and the first to be produced by her longtime friend and cohort Buddy Miller (Robert Plant, Solomon Burke). Recorded in Nashville, with a group of stellar musicians, All Fall Down features performances by Alison Krauss, Emmylou Harris, Jakob Dylan, Mary Chapin Carpenter, Bill Frisell, Viktor Krauss, Brian Blade, Stuart Duncan, and Julie Miller, among others.
Colvin has also recently completed a memoir, published by Harper Collins in May 2012, which is a natural extension of the personal and often hilarious stories that she weaves into her live shows. Her memoir, Diamond in the Rough, published on the same day as the new album release. candidly looks back over a lifetime of highs and lows. Playing a solo performance to the depths of the human experience, the audience will have little doubt that they've witnessed one of modern day's great troubadours.