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

Veteran singer-songwriter and Grammy winner Shawn Colvin returns to Mountain Stage this week.
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Renowned singer-songwriter Shawn Colvin marked the 30th anniversary of her landmark album Steady On with acoustic treatments of the songs when she joined us last September. 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 in 2019 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.


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

Hear more of Colvin’s acoustic set on this week’s broadcast of “Mountain Stage” starting this weekend. 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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