Weekend at the Library 2024, Shawn Colvin, Saturday concert and garden party

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

Shawn Colvin stopped the industry in its tracks with her arresting 1989 debut, Steady On. The following spring, Colvin took home the GRAMMY Award for Best Contemporary Folk Album, establishing herself as a mainstay in the singer-songwriter genre. In the ensuing 30 years, Colvin has won three GRAMMY Awards, released thirteen superlative 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.

Her inspiring and candid memoir, Diamond In The Rough, was published in by Harper Collins in 2012. Diamond In The Rough looks back over Colvin’s rich lifetime of highs and lows with stunning insight and candor. Through its pages we witness the story of a woman honing her artistry, finding her voice, and making herself whole.

GRAMMY AWARDS:

  • 1991 (Winner) Grammy | Best Contemporary Folk Recording for “Steady On”
  • 1994 (Nominee) Grammy | Best Contemporary Folk Album for “Fat City”
  • 1994 (Nominee) Grammy | Best Pop Vocal Performance – Female for “I Don’t Know Why”
  • 1995 (Nominee) Grammy | Best Contemporary Folk Album for “Cover Girl”
  • 1997 (Nominee) Grammy | Best Pop Album for “A Few Small Repairs” (Shared with: John Leventhal)
  • 1997 (Nominee) Grammy | Best Female Pop Vocal Performance for “Get Out Of This House”
  • 1998 (Nominee) Grammy | Best Female Pop Vocal Performance for “Sunny Came Home”
  • 1998 (Winner) Grammy | Record of the Year for “Sunny Came Home” (Shared with: John Leventhal)
  • 1998 (Winner) Grammy | Song of the Year for “Sunny Came Home” (Shared with: John Leventhal)
  • 2010 (Nominee) Grammy | Best Contemporary Folk Album for “Live”
Shawn Colvin - "Tougher Than The Rest" (Live Acoustic)

Shawn ColvinTougher Than The Rest (Live Acoustic)

Weekend at the Library 2024, Shawn Colvin, Saturday concert and garden party

Shawn ColvinSteady On

Weekend at the Library 2024, Shawn Colvin, Saturday concert and garden party

Shawn ColvinSunny Came Home (2017 Acoustic Version Music Video)