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Shawn Colvin, Three-time GRAMMY® Award Winner Returns to St. Cecilia Music Center on May 12, 2022

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Three-time GRAMMY® Award winner Shawn Colvin will return to St. Cecilia Music Center on Thursday, May 12 to commemorate the 32nd anniversary of her debut album Steady On and perform her latest album Steady On Acoustic – a remake of the original album.
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Tickets for St. Cecilia Music Center 2022 Season - Final Concerts

Folk Series Tickets for Shawn Colvin and Judy Collins can be purchased by phone at 616-459-2224 or online at www.scmc-online.orgGet your tickets fast as not many remain!

Shawn Colvin

Thursday, May 12, 2022

A section $45

B section $40

VIP tix $125

 

Judy Collins

Wednesday, May 18, 2022

A section $65

B section $55

 

Three-time GRAMMY® Award winner Shawn Colvin will return to St. Cecilia Music Center on Thursday, May 12 to commemorate the 32nd anniversary of her debut album Steady On and perform her latest album Steady On Acoustic – a remake of the original album.

In October 1989, Colvin released her debut album, Steady On, 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 Colvin’s tender and provocative vocals. Colvin received the ultimate acknowledgement for Steady Onwhen she was awarded the GRAMMY® award for Best Contemporary Folk Album. She swiftly amassed a dedicated and passionate fan base.

In 2019 Colvin released her newest album Steady On Acoustic to commemorate the 30th anniversary of her original landmark album and was set to embark on a return tour to perform her award-winning music acoustically in its entirety. Then Covid-19 hit, which cancelled all live music concerts.

Now she’s excited to be back out on the road, to pick up from the shut down and to perform live again. Colvin reflects, “I’ve played these songs countless times, primarily as a solo acoustic artist. All in all, this is the incarnation that feels most genuine. And so, to commemorate this milestone I decided to celebrate Steady On by recording it again, this time using only my voice and my guitar. This represents who I am as an artist and all I ever wanted to be, and I believe it does its predecessor proud.”

Shawn Colvin will perform Steady On Acoustic in its entirety at SCMC on May 12th, as well as fan favorites, in what promises to be a very special evening for her new and longtime fans. 

 

St. Cecilia Music Center Executive / Artistic Director Cathy Holbrook states “We’ve been waiting to have Shawn Colvin back at St. Cecilia Music Center and now we can – this concert is two years in the making! We’re excited to see and hear her live on stage to perform Steady On Acoustic from start to finish. It will be a fantastic evening of wonderful music we know and love, songs she’s written and recorded over her prolific career.”

 

Tickets to the Shawn Colvin Steady On Acoustic Concert are $40 and $45 and can be purchased online at www.scmc-online.org or by calling St. Cecilia Music Center at 616-459-2224. Get your tickets fast as not many remain!

 

Shawn Colvin Bio

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 nearly 30 years since the release of her debut album, Colvin has won three GRAMMY Awards, released twelve 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, IL. 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 1970’s 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 where 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, produced by Leventhal, won the GRAMMY Award for Best Contemporary Folk Recording.

Colvin was recognized for her career accomplishments when she was honored with the Lifetime Achievement Trailblazer Award at the 2016 Americana Honors and Awards Show. Presenting her with this prestigious award was Bonnie Raitt.  Said Raitt, “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 September 2019, to commemorate the 30th anniversary of the release of Steady On, Colvin released a special, newly-recorded all acoustic version of that landmark album. 

 

Tickets for St. Cecilia Music Center 2022 Season - Final Concerts

Folk Series Tickets for Shawn Colvin and Judy Collins can be purchased by phone at 616-459-2224 or online at www.scmc-online.orgGet your tickets fast as not many remain!

Shawn Colvin

Thursday, May 12, 2022

A section $45

B section $40

VIP tix $125

 

Judy Collins

Wednesday, May 18, 2022

A section $65

B section $55

 

St. Cecilia Music Center’s mission is to promote the study, appreciation and

performance of music in order to enrich the lives of West Michigan residents. 

The Center fulfills this mission by 

presenting visiting world-class artists in concert, 

providing music education for all ages through our School of Music and 

preserving a historic building for musical activities and community events

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