New music from Shawn!
On her new album, "Uncovered," acclaimed singer-songwriter Shawn Colvin shines with sensitivity, casting new light on an exquisitely curated collection of songs from some of the most admired writers in popular music history. "Uncovered"'s 12 tunes include songs by Bruce Springsteen, Paul Simon, Tom Waits, Stevie Wonder, Robbie Robertson, and Graham Nash to name a few, but in their selection and delivery, they are pure Shawn Colvin. As Shawn says: "Unless a song moves you, it doesn't matter what you do with it." Born in Vermilion, South Dakota, and raised in part in Illinois and Ontario, Shawn was already a well-traveled and seasoned performer by the time she won her first Grammy for Best Contemporary Folk Album with her debut, "Steady On," in 1989. In the decades since, Shawn has released a string of superlative albums and established an enduring reputation as one of America’s great live performers. Her lasting appeal is due in part to her willingness to lay herself bare coupled with a dry wit. "The title 'Uncovered' has a few meanings," Shawn explains. "It means uncovering as in an excavation, and uncovered in the sense of vulnerability. This album was made very spontaneously, we didn't over-think or overdub it. One of my friends said to me, 'You sound so exposed on this record!' and I think that's the thematic key, vulnerability." Brooklyn country songwriter Rebecca Pronsky, hailed by The Telegraph as "enjoyable and beguiling," is tonight's opener.
Dinner & Show package ($65) available: Includes dinner at Café Felix (Prix Fixe Menu with an Amuse-Bouche to start followed by three different options of appetizers and three options of entrees) and seating held at The Ark for the show.