Montclair, N.J. — Outpost in the Burbs presents singer-songwriter Shawn Colvin performing the classic album “Steady On” Acoustic on its 32nd Anniversary in its entirety, plus other favorites. This concert will take place at the First Congregational Church, 40 S. Fullerton Avenue in Montclair on Thursday, April 28th. Tickets to the previously scheduled show will be honored on this date. The show will start promptly at 8 p.m. without additional support act performances.
One lucky winner will score a pair of tickets! To enter, leave a comment below on this post by 5 p.m. on on Thursday, April 21, 2022. One winner will be chosen at random.
Three-time Grammy winner Shawn Colvin’s debut album, Steady On, was released in October 1989, a stunning introduction to an artist who quickly established herself as a mainstay in the singer-songwriter genre. The album was lauded for its confessional songwriting and well-crafted melodies, and for Colvin’s tender and provocative vocals. Colvin received the ultimate acknowledgement for Steady On when she was awarded the GRAMMY award for Best Contemporary Folk Album. She swiftly amassed a dedicated and passionate fanbase.
To commemorate the 30th anniversary of this landmark album, Colvin has released a newly-recorded solo-acoustic version. Colvin brings a 30-year lens to her treasured songs, casting new light on the stories she first told as a young artist. Colvin has long been hailed as an exemplary solo acoustic performer and these new recordings are a brilliant showcase for her enduring artistry.
“I was 32 years old, and the dream of my life had been fulfilled,” Colvin says, “not only because I made an album but mostly because I had written or co-written every song, an accomplishment that was hard won. I was so proud. My feeling was then —- and still is -— that if I never made another album, Steady On would have been enough.”
Steady On Acoustic strips each song to the core, placing Colvin’s songwriting masterclass on full display. “I’ve played these songs countless times, primarily as a solo acoustic artist,” she says. “All in all, this is the incarnation that feels most genuine. And so, to commemorate this milestone I decided to celebrate Steady On by recording it again, this time using only my voice and my guitar. This represents who I am as an artist and all I ever wanted to be, and I believe it does its predecessor proud.”
Over the course of three decades, Colvin has established herself as a legacy artist by creating a remarkable canon of work, touring relentlessly both nationally and internationally, and having her songs featured in television and film. She is a revered storyteller deserving of the special recognition of both her peers and those who have been inspired by her songs. The reworking of her iconic debut feels not only timely but essential, further underscoring that Colvin remains a vital voice for women in music and reaffirming her status as an Americana game changer.
Shawn Colvin will perform Steady On Acoustic in its entirety in what promises to be a very special evening for her longtime fans.
Ticket Information: Tickets for this show are on sale now and can be purchased via TicketLeap at www.outpostintheburbs.org
The following policies will be in place for this show:
To gain entry, every patron must show a completed vaccination record (dated at least 14 days before the show). Photocopy, a photo on your phone, proof via the DOCKET app (covid19.nj.gov/pages/vaxrecords) or Excelsior Pass (NY residents) will be acceptable. A negative COVID test will not be accepted for entry.
Masks are REQUIRED for this show.
Unvaccinated children of any age will not be permitted to attend.
Photo ID to match vaccination record is required of all patrons 18 and over.
Please note that Covid Policy is subject to change. Patrons are advised to check the Outpost website prior to the concert.
For more information visit www.outpostintheburbs.org or call 973-744-6560.