A Few Small Repairs 20th Anniversary Tour Shawn Colvin and Her Band With Special Guests Larry Campbell and Teresa Williams – Tickets – World Cafe Live Philadelphia – Philadelphia, PA – November 1st, 2017

A Few Small Repairs 20th Anniversary Tour Shawn Colvin and Her Band With Special Guests Larry Campbell and Teresa Williams

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A Few Small Repairs 20th Anniversary Tour Shawn Colvin and Her Band With Special Guests Larry Campbell and Teresa Williams

Wed · November 1, 2017

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

World Cafe Live Philadelphia

Row/Mezz $68 - Table $58 + Fees

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MEET & GREET PACKAGE

VIP early access into the venue
Exclusive meet & greet with Shawn Colvin
Personal photograph with Shawn Colvin
Private and intimate pre-show acoustic performance by Shawn Colvin
Q&A with Shawn Colvin
Collectible tour poster autographed by Shawn Colvin (numbered, limited print)
Specially designed Shawn Colvin tote bag
Official meet & greet laminate
Commemorative ticket
Limited availability

TOUR PACKAGE

Collectible tour poster autographed by Shawn Colvin (numbered, limited print)
Specially designed Shawn Colvin tote bag
Commemorative ticket

Shawn Colvin
Shawn Colvin
“…extraordinary songs, mesmerising guitar playing, and a voice that goes effortlessly from bruise-tender to scar-hard in a matter of minutes…her lyrics are crafted and clever, full of subtlety and polished phrases…With delicious sarcasm and acerbic stories, she held the audience spellbound…her songs are so personal to her that they speak to everyone who listens.” -The Guardian

In an era when female singer-songwriters are ever more ubiquitous, Shawn Colvin 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.

Colvin was born in Vermillion, South Dakota, where she lived until she was eight. A small-town childhood in the university town of Carbondale, Illinois, drew her to the guitar by the age of 10. She made her first public appearance on campus at the University of Illinois at age 15. By the late 1970s Colvin was singing in a Western Swing band in Austin, Texas—the city she now calls home. Moving to New York at the decade’s end she remained in the country music field as a member of the Buddy Miller Band until she met producer, guitarist, and co-writer John Leventhal. Leventhal inspired Colvin to find her own voice as a songwriter. She began honing her skill, and was soon signed to Columbia records. Her first album, Steady On won a Grammy Award for Best Contemporary Folk Recording.

Colvin continued to win fans and critics with her subsequent releases, Fat City (1992) and Cover Girl (1994). In 1996, she released A Few Small Repairs (1996), which would prove to be her breakthrough. The murder-ballad “Sunny Came Home” gave Colvin a Top 10 hit, a platinum-selling album and two of Grammy’s biggest honors: Record of the Year and Song of the Year.

Holiday Songs And Lullabies (1998), recorded while Colvin was eight and a half months pregnant with her daughter Caledonia, followed. Her next studio album, Whole New You (2001) found Colvin examining her new motherhood and the responsibilities of family. Polaroids (2004) is a showcase for the first half of her recording career. Her Nonesuch debut These Four Walls (2006) was lauded by People Magazine as “the most self-assured album of her career” and “one for the ages” by the Washington Post. The Austin-American Statesman called it “an exquisite portrait of strength and vulnerability.”

Shawn Colvin Live (2009), was recorded during a special three-night solo engagement at San Francisco’s famous jazz club, Yoshi’s. Live captures the beauty and intimacy of Colvin’s performances, showcasing her inimitable voice and matchless guitar stylings. Praised by both critics and fans, the album was honored with a Grammy Award nomination for Best Contemporary Folk Recording.
All Fall Down (2012), Shawn’s eighth studio album, was the first to be produced by her longtime friend and cohort Buddy Miller (Patty Griffin, Robert Plant, Lucinda Williams). Recorded in Nashville with a group of stellar musicians, the album features performances by Alison Krauss, Emmylou Harris, Jakob Dylan, Bill Frisell, Viktor Krauss, Brian Blade, Stuart Duncan, and Julie Miller.

The release of All Fall Down was simultaneous with that of her William Morrow/HarperCollins–published memoir, Diamond In The Rough. With the wit, lyricism, and empathy that have characterized Shawn’s performances and inspired audiences worldwide, Diamond in the Rough looks back over a rich lifetime of highs and lows with stunning insight and candor. Through its pages, we witness the inspiring story of a woman honing her artistry, finding her voice, and making herself whole.
Shawn’s most recent solo endeavor, Uncovered (Fantasy Records, 2015), is the long-awaited follow up to fan-favorite Cover Girl. Uncovered's twelve tunes include masterful interpretations of songs by Bruce Springsteen, Paul Simon, Tom Waits, Stevie Wonder, Robbie Robertson and Graham Nash to name a few, but in their selection and delivery they are pure Shawn Colvin.

In June 2016, Shawn Colvin and longtime friend Steve Earle united to release, Colvin & Earle, their acclaimed self-titled duo album. Produced by Buddy Miller, Colvin & Earle beautifully captures the pair’s extraordinary chemistry and is a true standout in careers already filled with pinnacles and masterpieces. The album received high praise from critics – NPR asserted that the duo “Elevated their collaboration to the level of top-flight album-making, bringing seemingly opposing impulses to the process.”

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 Friday, September 15th. 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 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 runs from September 30 through November 19 and 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 & his wife singer-guitarist Teresa Williams will support all dates in addition to appearing in the band.
Special Guests Larry Campbell and Teresa Williams
Special Guests Larry Campbell and Teresa Williams
Larry Campbell, 3 time Grammy winning producer, winner of the Americana
Association Lifetime Achievement Award for Multi-Instrumentalist and native of
Manhattan, spent many years as an A team studio musician in New York’s roots,
rock and country scene, recording and touring with the seminal names of
Americana music. Teresa Williams grew up living the story of Americana music,
picking and hoeing cotton on her family’s 7th generation West Tennessee farm
surrounded by the music of the Delta, Muscle Shoals, Nashville and Kentucky,
singing at church, Revivals, and “Singings with dinner on the ground.” When
Teresa crossed the wide Mason Dixon to NYC, she inevitably intersected musically
with Campbell. They spent years working/travelling apart, notably with Teresa’s
theatre habit that included the creation of the role of Sara Carter, lead singer of The
Original Carter Family, for Keep on the Sunny Side , and with Larry’s eight year
stint in Bob Dylan’s band. Recent years have put the two together again touring
with the Levon Helm Band, Phil Lesh and Friends, Hot Tuna, and joining Little
Feat at their Feat Fan Excursions. Among many recordings, they appear on Hot
Tuna’s Steady as She Goes , Jorma Kaukonen’s, River of Time, and Helm’s
MerleFest Ramble , and the Grammy Award winning Dirt Farmer, Electric Dirt and
Ramble at The Ryman, and in the concert film, Love for Levon and the
documentary, Ain’t In It For My Health. The duo spent the better part of the last
decade helping shape the legendary Midnight Rambles at Levon’s Barn in
Woodstock, with Campbell’s role as band leader and producer, and Williams’ role
as a featured band member. After suffering the death of their friend, and in the
spirit of Levon’s dictate to “Keep It Goin,” they can still be seen there with the
newly named Midnight Ramble Band, and the acoustic Dirt Farmer Band.
Venue Information:
World Cafe Live Philadelphia
3025 Walnut Street
Philadelphia, PA, 19104
http://philly.worldcafelive.com/