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Shawn Colvin at Copper

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Saturday, Copper presents its first show in a three-concert series, with Shawn Colvin.Colvin arrived on the music scene 19 years ago and has since won three Grammy Awards, appeared on plenty of television and radio programs, showcased songs in major films and presented 50-60 shows nationally and internationally every year. The combined sales of her eight albums total more than 2.5 million copies in the United States.After studying guitar for five years, she made her first public appearance at University of Illinois at age 15. By the late 1970s, she moved to New York to play country music -until she met producer and co-writer John Leventhal, who inspired her to find her own voice as a songwriter.And that she did. Her warmhearted storytelling fuses empathy and humor, making it timeless.Her latest release, “Shawn Colvin Live,” came out last year but was recorded in 2008 during a three-night solo gig at Yoshi’s, San Francisco’s legendary jazz club. It combines a dozen songs Colvin wrote or co-wrote, as well as covers of tunes by Robbie Robertson, Gnarls Barkley and the Talking Heads.She recently signed a contract with Harper Collins Publishers to write her memoir.Audra Mae, a singer and songwriter and the grand niece of Judy Garland, performs just before Colvin. She first attracted attention when her cover of “Forever Young” played in the television show “Sons of Anarchy.” This summer, she signed a recording contract with SideOneDummy Records, an independent producer.


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