Possessing a gently rolling voice, Shawn Colvin finger-picked her guitar in front of the sold-out crowd at The Egg’s intimate Swyer Theater on Saturday night. She was clearly among friends and fans, many of which have followed her career from the beginning.
Her independently produced live album “Live ’88” brought Colvin to the attention of both the public and the recording industry, and she quickly became a leading voice in the contemporary folk pantheon. Joining Tracy Chapman and Suzanne Vega with a major-label contract, Colvin became the darling of the singer-songwriter scene, winning a Grammy for “Steady On” in 1989.
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