Sheridan Opera House: An Evening with Shawn Colvin, 12/22

Sheridan Opera House: An Evening with Shawn Colvin, 12/22

Telluride’s Sheridan Arts Foundation, the non-profit that owns and operates Telluride’s historic Sheridan Opera House, presents multi Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter Shawn Colvin, a Telluride regular and favorite. Tickets are $45-55 for reserved seats. (A $4 ticketing fee is charged at all ticket sales outlets.) Tickets are for sale online at or by calling 970.728.6363 ext. 5.

Following the main stage performance, the live music continues at the AfterSHOW with SAF Young People’s Theater’s talented director and accomplished singer Leah Nikula in the SHOW Bar.

Please scroll down to preview Colvin’s show.

Shawn Colvin

Born in Vermilion, South Dakota and raised in part in Illinois and Ontario, Shawn Colvin was already a well-traveled and seasoned performer by the time she won her first Grammy Award in 1989 for “Best Contemporary Folk Album” for her debut release Steady On.

Colvin has been a mainstay of the contemporary folk music scene ever since, releasing 11 superlative albums and establishing herself as one of America’s greatest live performers.

Colvin triumphed at the 1998 Grammys, winning both Record of the Year and Song of the Year for “Sunny Came Home.” Her inspiring and candid memoir, “Diamond In The Rough,” which chronicles her struggles with depression and eating disorders, was published to strong reviews in 2012. With the wit, lyricism, and empathy that have characterized Colvin’s performances and inspired audiences worldwide, “Diamond in the Rough” looks back over a rich lifetime of highs and lows with stunning insight and candor.

Shawn’s recent solo endeavor, Uncovered (Fantasy Records, 2015), is the long-awaited follow up to fan-favorite Cover Girl. Uncovered‘s 12 tunes include masterful interpretations of 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 Colvin.

In June 2016, Shawn Colvin and Steve Earle united to release, Colvin & Earle, their acclaimed self-titled duo album (Fantasy Records). Produced by Buddy Miller (Patty Griffin, Robert Plant, Lucinda Williams) the album features guitarist Richard Bennett (Neil Diamond, Mark Knopfler), drummer Fred Eltringham (Willie Nelson, Kacey Musgraves), and bassist Chris Wood (of Medeski Martin & Wood). Fueled by their longtime friendship, Colvin & Earle beautifully captures the pair’s extraordinary chemistry and is a true standout in careers already filled with pinnacles and masterpieces. The album received high praise from critics – NPR asserted that the duo “Elevated their collaboration to the level of top-flight album-making, bringing seemingly opposing impulses to the process.”

Colvin was recognized for her longtime career accomplishments when she was honored with the Lifetime Achievement Trailblazer Award at the 2016 Americana Honors & Awards Show, held at Nashville’s famous Ryman Auditorium on September 21, 2016. Presenting Colvin with this prestigious award was Bonnie Raitt.

Of Shawn, Raitt said “She’s simply one of the best singers I’ve ever heard— and a truly gifted and deep songwriter and guitarist… She was groundbreaking when she emerged and continues to inspire me and the legions of fans and other singer/songwriters coming up in her wake.”

The Sheridan Arts Foundation was founded in 1991 as a 501(c) (3) non-profit organization to preserve the historic Sheridan Opera House as an arts and cultural resource for the Telluride community, to bring quality arts and cultural events to Telluride and to provide local and national youth with access and exposure to the arts through education. The Sheridan Arts Foundation is sponsored in part by grants from the Telluride Foundation and CCAASE.

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