Shawn Colvin Rocks the Traverse City Opera House

Shawn Colvin, one of the women at the forefront of the "new folk" music scene that jumpstarted in the early 90s, will bring her blend of acoustic, folk-influenced pop music to Traverse City’s historic Opera House on October 23.

The Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter recently released a live album, Shawn Colvin Live,which showcases her thoughtful songwriting and intimate stage presence.

"I don’t go into writing a song thinking I’m going to speak for anyone other than myself," Colvin told the Los Angeles Times."[But] I do try to impart some wisdom without that touchy-feely kind of thing. People have told me how much they can relate to what’s happening in these songs, so I think some experiences are shared ones."

Colvin won the Best Contemporary Folk Grammy in 1989 for her debut album Steady On, and became a household name eight years later when her pop single "Sunny Came Home" made the top ten charts.

Singer-songwriter May Erlewine, a favorite on the Northern Michigan live music circuit, will open the show, along with British-born pop-rocker Paul Freeman.

Advance tickets are $28; $33 at the door. For ticket information or to purchase tickets, visit

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