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Grammy Winner Recounts Depression, Anxiety in New Memoir

0 Comments · Tuesday, June 26, 2012
“May we all find salvation in professions that heal.” When Grammy Award-winning singer/songwriter Shawn Colvin penned these lyrics in 1987, few knew that she was hinting at some long-held, “dirty secrets,” problems that went back to the singer’s teenage years and, indeed, would require “salvation,” specifically the help of psychiatrists and therapists and anti-depressants. Colvin’s new memoir, Diamond In The Rough, describes that journey in an endlessly fascinating, often-harrowing recollection of one woman’s arduous musical odyssey.  

Lucy Kaplansky

May 21 • The Redmoor

0 Comments · Tuesday, May 18, 2010
Lucy Kaplansky's musical journey began in 1978, when the Chicago native chose to skip college and then carved out a niche for herself in the Greenwich Village Folk scene, where she met and worked with budding stars like Shawn Colvin, Suzanne Vega and Richard Shindell. Working as a part-time session musician, she finally recorded her debut solo album, 'The Tide,' in 1994 (assisted by Colvin). With the great notices that followed, Kaplansky's path was set; she shuttered her psychology practice and became a full-time musician.  

Buddy Miller Is Everyone's Buddy

In front of the mic or behind the scenes, Buddy Miller is an Americana guiding light

0 Comments · Wednesday, June 3, 2009
Buddy Miller, the "Buddy" in the upcoming "Three Girls and Their Buddy" concert — with Emmylou Harris, Shawn Colvin and Patty Griffin — that comes to PNC Pavilion at Riverbend Saturday night, was having a great start to this year's tour. Until the end of the show in their first city, Baltimore. As he was concluding that February performance, while still on stage, the 56-year-old Miller felt chest pains.   

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