Listen: Shawn Colvin has our Mountain Stage Song of the Week

Oct 24, 2019

Renowned singer-songwriter Shawn Colvin is marking the 30th anniversary of her landmark album "Steady On" with acoustic treatments of the songs.

This week’s episode of Mountain Stage, with guest host Kathy Mattea, features an acoustic performance by Grammy-winning singer songwriter and recording artist Shawn Colvin, commemorating three decades since her 1989 landmark debut album Steady On. It was awarded Best Contemporary Folk Album in 1990, and this year Colvin released Steady On (30th Anniversary Acoustic Edition).

Our Song of the Week, “Shotgun Down the Avalanche,” is one of several songs from Steady On that was written by Colvin and the album's co-producer, John Levanthal.

Guest artists join Kathy Mattea for the finale song on this week's episode of Mountain Stage.
Credit Brian Blauser/ Mountain Stage

Hear more of Colvin’s acoustic set on this week’s broadcast of Mountain Stage starting October 25. We’ll also hear performances by Colvin’s friend, collaborator and veteran songwriter Lucy Kaplansky, plus Texas duo Bruce Robison & Kelly Willis, indie-pop darling Rebecca Loebe, and Canada’s roots-music cousins Kacy & Clayton. Find a station in your area and tune in to this week’s episode.

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