Shawn Colvin

Lucy Wainwright Roche opens

Wednesday, November 18, 2015, 8:00 pm
(doors open at 7:00pm)

celebrated songstress returns for 2 shows

$49-$59 SOLD OUT

November 18 8:00 pm

We are sold out of advance tickets for this show. Standing room only tickets will be available when the show starts at 8pm.


Shawn ColvinShe’s coming back! Folks had so much fun at her sold-out shows last November, they begged for an encore, and Shawn Colvin is obliging us with a return visit and a brand new album, Uncovered, casting new light on an exquisitely curated collection of songs from some of the most admired writers in popular music history, including Paul Simon, Bruce Springsteen, Tom Waits, and Robbie Robertson. "The title Uncovered has a few meanings," Shawn says. "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." If you’ve seen Shawn before, you’ll want to see her again, and if you’ve never seen her, you’re in for a rare treat. She sings with such precision and clarity, yet always sounds free and easy. Her music has an uncanny way of getting at the truth, and even when the truth is hard to face, she makes you feel as though you can face it too.


With Grammy awards for Best Contemporary Folk Album, Record of the Year, and Song of the Year, plus seven more nominations, Shawn has long been recognized as one of the best singer-songwriters in the business. Born in Vermillion, South Dakota, raised in Illinois, she spent time in Austin and Berkeley in the 1970s, before becoming a fixture on the New York City folk scene in the 1980s. She’s worked with Suzanne Vega, Mary Chapin Carpenter, Buddy Miller, Emmylou Harris, Patty Griffin, James Taylor, and Sting, and appeared on both Treme and The Simpsons. The New York Times called her memoir, Diamond in the Rough, “candid about her heartaches but also comically self-deprecating.” Yes, she’s honest, funny, and insightful on the page, but wait’ll you hear her with a guitar and a microphone on the Freight stage!


Lucy Wainwright Roche“I fell in love last year / It’s not a thing I do a lot,” Lucy Wainwright Roche sings in “Seek and Hide,” a duet with Colin Meloy of The Decemberists on her latest album, There’s a Last Time for Everything. “You gotta watch it all change / You gotta watch it all stay the same,” she goes on to sing, and the line certainly applies to her music – a listener still hears the same honesty and openness in her songs, but there’s a change too, a growth in control and authority. “The vibe here is dreamy, intimate,” says the website AllMusic, praising the “quiet, tender song settings.” And that’s what the audience gets with Lucy, along with her charming stage presence and crystalline vocals: songs that are honest and tender, dreamy and intimate, loaded with emotion and refreshingly straightforward. Lucy comes from a musical family – she’s the daughter of Suzzy Roche and Loudon Wainwright III, and the half-sister of Rufus and Martha Wainwright – but the musical pedigree wouldn’t count for much if she weren’t marvelous in her own right, and marvelous she is!

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