Introducing special guest Ariana Gillis opening all three shows!
Singer/songwriter Shawn Colvin has been the standard bearer for the folk movement since her Grammy Award winning debut album was released in 1989. While her name is synonymous with the mid-1990s Lilith Fair-era folk movement, her sound transcends easy categorization. Her clear, plaintive voice and thoughtful lyrics pick up where Joni Mitchell leaves off, creating songs that take the listener out of time and place.
Opening Act Ariana Gillis
“Ariana Gillis is the best new emerging artist anywhere, PERIOD!”
–Dave Marsh, best selling author, former music critic of Rolling Stone Magazine & Creem Magazine
This singer/songwriter has been turning heads with her arresting voice and unusual song topics for years, winning fans like the “Dean of American Rock Critics” Dave Marsh and Elton John’s lyricist and collaborator Bernie Taupin. And she just turned 21. Chosen as Young Performer of the Year at the 2009 Canadian Folk Music Awards, she is fulfilling the promise many people have seen since she put out her first EP when she was 17.
keep up with Ariana at arianagillis.com
What Other People Have Been Saying...
“Shawn Colvin is a solo acoustic performer of stratospheric skill… here, the songs are infused with a direct clarity and beauty.” -No Depression
“A songwriter of craft with a voice that has deepened in emotion as much as tone over the years.” — Sydney (Australia) Morning Herald
“Colvin’s voice is as lovely as ever, her lyrics crisply articulated against simple melodies.” — Washington Post
“With an impressive vocal range and a firm grasp on the craft of songwriting, Ariana is unstoppable… There is an intense, driving force behind her folk/pop sound, and a deeper story behind every song.” -Roots Music Canada