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Saturday 9 April 2022

Seen at King Tuts -Shawn Colvin


Shawn Colvin

Saturday  9th November 1996                      £8.50      Ticket No: 00199

The date on the ticket would suggest that this concert was part of a tour to promote what was probably Shawn Colvin Colvin's most famous album A Few Small Repairs which was released on 1st October 1996 on the Sony label.

You know the one - it has  a painting on the cover by Julie Speed* of a three eyed woman holding a lit match. It is apparently a concept album about Colvin's divorce which was on-going at the time and it inspired her to write Sunny Came Home which subsequently won a few awards.

She plays a blend of contemporary folk and Americana which is quite pleasant but nothing startling. This probably explains why I can remember little if anything about this night over a quarter of a century ago.

The only other thing I have by her is a copy of her album Cover Girl from 1994 which I got in a charity shop. As the title suggests it is an album of cover songs. I shall spare you her version of Every Little Thing (he) Does is Magic and will give you her interpretation of Steve Earle's Someday instead.

As far as I am aware she is still going strong. She played at the last Celtic Connections pre- Covid on the night that Glasgow having a particularly heavy snow storm leading to my pal Pete missing the gig. That's his excuse anyway.

Shawn Colvin - Sunny Came Home

Shawn Colvin - You and the Mona Lisa

Shawn Colvin -Someday

* the aforementioned album cover

1 comment:

  1. I've always had a bit of a soft spot for "Cover Girl" but like you find a lot of her own stuff a bit bland