Bluesfest Touring Present
SHAWN COLVIN (USA) + MELODY POOL (BLUESFEST SIDESHOW) Tickets
9:30pm, Sun 31 March, 2013
The Basement, Sydney, NSW
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"...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
Americana folk country singer Shawn Colvin is heading our way for Bluesfest and some intimate sideshows, showcasing her brand new album All Fall Down. This timeless singer-songwriter & guitarist's first big break came when her powerful voice made the perfect balance to Suzanne Vega's vocals in her 1987 hit "Luka", two years later she was awarded her first Grammy for Best Contemporary Folk Album for her debut album, Steady On. Which turned out to be the first of many accolades throughout her career including being nominated for 10 Grammys including for her acclaimed album of interpretations, Cover Girl (1994) and Sunny Came Home (1998) took the Grammy for both 'Song of the Year' and 'Record of the Year'.
Dakota born Shawn's musical career has taken on many genres, from folk, hard rock, country-rock, to Western Swing, during her time with the band 'The Dixie Diesels'. Her 2012 release All Fall Down, which was produced by Nashville master guitarist and personal friend Buddy Miller maintains this range of genres being described as an 'Americana', 'Folk' 'Country' and 'Rock' album.
All Fall Down features an incredible line-up of musicians including Emmylou Harris, Allison Krauss, Mary Chapin Carpenter and Jakob Dylan. Coinciding the release of All Fall Down is the publication of 'Diamond in the Rough', which is an account of her life and work to date, with no holding back of the emotional demons she has faced along the way. Shawn's emotional ups and downs are also documented throughout All Fall Down, with Shawn describing the album having themes of 'loss' and 'breakups' ,it seems through this pain, that Shawn really shines, with the album receiving rave reviews:
"...Shawn Colvin is probably at her best in this dark territory. The turns in her melodies are blue and beautiful, and the production here is just about pitch perfect...it's consistently lovely orchestration, and it's pungent and specific lyrics, this latest break-up album is strong indeed..." - Pop Matters
"All Fall Down showcases Colvin's elegant but understated work on flat-top acoustic, with huskily downbeat vocals. This is sophisticated song craft with a twist of Americana" - Guitarist
It's her deep and honest lyrics, beautifully crafted into passionate songs that will have you spellbound when Shawn Colvin visits Sydney for a special Bluesfest sideshow.
Shawn Colvin "All Fall Down":
TICKETS ON SALE 10AM MONDAY, 12TH NOVEMBER
Gen. admission Standing: $55+ booking fee pre-sale (purchase online at the bottom of this page)
At the door if available: $55
Dinner & Show tickets: $109.80 per person
Dinner & Show tickets include entry, seating and a 2 course meal
(entree & main, 4 choices for each).
Dinner & Show tickets are only available by phone.
Call the Basement Box Office to book on (612) 9251 2797 (Mon - Fri 10 am - 5:30 pm)
Some Dinner & Show Bookings may be on a shared table. Please let us know at the time of the booking should you prefer not to share, and subject to availability we'll do our best to accommodate your request.
DOORS OPEN AT 7.30PM
MUSIC STARTS AROUND 9.30PM UNLESS OTHERWISE STATED
PLEASE NOTE THE FOLLOWING:
When General Admission Ticket sales have closed on the day of the show they may still be available at the door on the night. Additionally dinner and show tickets may also be available. Please ring the club on (02) 9251 2797
All patrons must be over the age of 18
Once purchased tickets are non-refundable & non-transferable
(applies to both Standing and Dinner sales)
Please ensure you bring photo ID as proof of age
A booking fee applies to all advance tickets. (All quoted prices include tax).
Dress is Smart/Casual at Manager's discretion. No thongs.
RESTAURANT OPENING TIMES
Mon to Fri: Lunch from midday to 2.00 pm, Dinner from 7.30 pm.
Sat & Sun: Dinner from 7.30 pm
Bistro: Open til late for the best light meals, late night suppers and coffees in town.