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Shawn Colvin and Her Band
Presented By: AMP Concerts
Dates: October 17, 2017
Address: 423 Central Ave NW, Albuquerque, NM 87102
Time: 7:30 PM to 10:00 PM
Price: $40, $45 and $52 (plus applicable service charges)

In an era when female singer-songwriters are ever more ubiquitous, Shawn Colvin [ website | Amazon.com ] stands out as a singular and enduring talent. 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. In the 27 years since the release of her debut album, Colvin has won three Grammy Awards, released eleven albums, written a critically acclaimed memoir, maintained a non-stop national and international touring schedule, appeared on countless television and radio programs, had her songs featured in major motion pictures, and created a remarkable canon of work. Shawn was recently recognized for her career accomplishments when she was honored with the Lifetime Achievement Trailblazer Award at the 2016 Americana Honors & Awards Show. Presenting Colvin with this prestigious award was Bonnie Raitt. Of Shawn, Raitt said "She's simply one of the best singers I've ever heard—and a truly gifted and deep songwriter and guitarist... She was groundbreaking when she emerged and continues to inspire me and the legions of fans and other singer/songwriters coming up in her wake." In celebration of the 20th anniversary of A Few Small Repairs , Columbia/Legacy Recordings will be releasing a newly-expanded edition of the album on September 15. This expanded anniversary edition will include seven rare live performances culled from the Sony Music archives, plus enhanced artwork including newly-written liner notes by Shawn and producer John Leventhal and recently discovered archival photos. Colvin will embark on the A Few Small Repairs 20th Anniversary Tour this fall. Her first major tour with a full band since the album's original release, the seven-week cross-country jaunt will showcase Shawn performing the album in its entirety alongside a variety of hits, personal favorites and surprises from her repertoire. Multi-instrumentalist-singer Larry Campbell & singer-guitarist Teresa Williams , who also play in Shawn's band, open the show. They have long provided musical firepower for artists such as Levon Helm, Bob Dylan, Mavis Staples, Little Feat, Phil Lesh and Friends, Rosanne Cash and Hot Tuna. When the duo stepped onto center stage in 2015 with their eponymous Red House Records debut, Larry Campbell & Teresa Williams , the response was immediate: the release placed them atop the Americana Radio charts. Mojo called them "the first couple of Americana" while Uncut gave the album 9 out of 10 stars, describing it as "passionate, eloquent, spilling over with regal harmonies... channeling Emmylou and Gram." Numerous festival and theater appearances and a national tour opening for and performing with Jackson Browne followed, as Larry & Teresa built a devoted following. In January 2017, armed with a new collection of Campbell originals, the pair headed back into the studio with longtime drummer/engineer Justin Guip and new bassist Jesse Murphy to record their follow up, Contraband Love . The new album represents a leap forward for Larry and Teresa as they dive even more deeply into their shared pool of musical and life experience. Building on the bedrock Americana foundation of album one, Contraband features adventurous songwriting, powerful new interpretations of their blues and gospel influences, sterling musicianship and some achingly vulnerable vocals by Teresa and Larry as they tackle emotionally stormy themes of love and betrayal.

Shawn Colvin and Her Band
  • 423 Central Ave NW
  • Albuquerque, NM 87102
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  • $40, $45 and $52 (plus applicable service charges)