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      Shawn Colvin : Steady On 30th Anniversary Show in Philadelphia

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      September 17, 2019

      Tuesday   8:00 PM

      3025 Walnut Street
      Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19104

      Shawn Colvin : Steady On 30th Anniversary Show

      with Anthony DAmato
      Shawn Colvins debut album, Steady On, was released in October 1989, a stunning introduction to an artist who quickly established herself as a mainstay in the singer-songwriter genre. The album was lauded for its confessional songwriting and well-crafted melodies, and for Colvins tender and provocative vocals. Colvin received the ultimate acknowledgement for Steady On when she was awarded the GRAMMY award for Best Contemporary Folk Album. She swiftly amassed a dedicated and passionate fanbase, to whom this album remains very special. This September, to commemorate the 30th anniversary of this landmark album, Colvin will be releasing a newly-recorded, solo acoustic version. Colvin brings a 30-year lens to her treasured songs, casting new light on the stories she first told as a young artist. Colvin has always been hailed as an exemplary solo acoustic performer and these new recordings are a brilliant showcase for her enduring artistry. Says Colvin, Steady On was my first record. I felt so proud because all I ever wanted in my life was to create a record of my own songs. And I did it. I always felt like if I never ever made another record, I would be totally happy with my career and with my output and with what I had done because it was my dream come true. Now its been 30 years since Steady On. Ive made many other albums since then but this first one is still very dear to me, very important to me. When the idea came about that I re-record the album acoustically I thought it was a great one, since one of the litmus tests I had at the time for all the songs on Steady On was that I be able to transpose the produced demos from my producer and co-writer, John Leventhal, into solo guitar and voice renditions. I performed live as a solo artist, that was the context in which I felt most genuine. So, on this new recording of Steady On, I wanted to celebrate that. Every track is just me and my guitar.Shawn Colvin will perform Steady On Acoustic in its entirety in what promises to be a special evening for her longtime Philadelphia fans.

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