Telluride Academy fundraiser: Shawn Colvin apres ski, 3/18

Telluride Academy fundraiser: Shawn Colvin apres ski, 3/18

Shawn Colvin Flyer Join the executive director Lanie Demas and the Telluride Academy on March 18 for an apres-ski fundraiser at The Ridge Club, at the Gondola stop next to Allred's in the Mountain Village, featuring singer/songwriter Shawn Colvin.

Colvin is known for slow-release works of craft and catharisis. In the 19 years since the release of her debut album, Colvin has won three Grammys, released eight albums, and toured non-stop internationally. Her songs have been featured in major motion pictures, and she has shared the stage with iconic artists from Jackson Browne to Bonnie Raitt , Emmylou Harris and Lyle Lovett. The combined sales of Colvin's albums total more than 2.5 million copies in the U.S. alone.

Colvin was born in Vermillion, South Dakota, where she lived until she was eight. A small-town childhood in
the university town of Carbondale, Illinois, drew her to the guitar by the age of 10. She made her first public
appearance on campus at the University of Illinois at age 15. By the late 1970s, Colvin was singing in a Western Swing band in Austin, Texas—the city she now calls home. Moving to New York at the decade’s end, she remained in the country music field as a member of the Buddy Miller Band until she met producer, guitarist, and co-writer John Leventhal. Leventhal inspired Colvin to find her own voice as a songwriter. She began honing her skill, and was soon signed to Columbia records Her first album, Steady On won a Grammy Award for Best Contemporary Folk Recording.  

Colvin is a Telluride regular and favorite, performing to sold-out houses year after year at the Telluride Bluegrass Festival, on the stage of the historic Sheridan Opera House, and at The Palm. 

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