“…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
For the first time, Americana folk country singer Shawn Colvin is heading our way this Bluesfest with her brand new album All Fall Down. This timeless singer-songwriter and guitarist’s first big break came when her powerful voice made the perfect balance to Suzanne Vega’s vocals in her 1987 hit “Luka”. Two years later she was awarded her first Grammy for Best Contemporary Folk Album for her debut album, Steady On, which turned out to be the first of many accolades throughout her career. She was also nominated for 10 Grammy’s including one for her acclaimed album of interpretations, Cover Girl (1994) and Sunny Came Home (1998) took the Grammy for both ‘Song of the Year’ and ‘Record of the Year’.
All Fall Down features an incredible line-up of musicians including Emmylou Harris, Allison Krauss, Mary Chapin Carpenter and Jakob Dylan. Coinciding with the release of All Fall Down is the publication ‘Diamond in the Rough’, which is an account of her life and work to date, with no holding back of the emotional demons she has faced along the way. All Fall Down has received rave reviews;
“…Shawn Colvin is probably at her best in this dark territory. The turns in her melodies are blue and beautiful, and the production here is just about pitch perfect…it’s consistently lovely orchestration, and it’s pungent and specific lyrics, this latest break-up album is strong indeed…” - Pop Matters
“All Fall Down showcases Colvin’s elegant but understated work on flat-top acoustic, with huskily downbeat vocals. This is sophisticated song craft with a twist of Americana” - Guitarist
“An assured and imaginative album.” – Daily Telegraph
It’s her deep and honest lyrics, beautifully crafted into passionate songs that will have you spellbound this Easter.