My KUTX: Shawn Colvin

Photo by Deidre Schoo

Thirty years ago, Shawn Colvin released her debut album, Steady On. Her subsequent tour took her back to her former hometown of Austin, and Colvin says that show at the Cactus Cafe was the best of those performances. On September 5th, she’s celebrating that particular time with a sold-out anniversary show at the Cactus, followed by the release of an acoustic version of Steady On on September 13. And this week on My KUTX, Colvin is our guest DJ, playing an hour of influences, musical obsessions, and songs that remind her of living in Austin. Hear Shawn Colvin’s My KUTX on Saturday, August 31 at 6 p.m. or listen at any time in the player below.

–Art Levy // producer, My KUTX

Shawn Colvin



1. The Band – “Don’t Do It” (live)

2. Billy Joel – “Allentown”

3. Aretha Franklin – “Mary, Don’t You Weep” (live)

4. Judee Sill – “The Phoenix”

5. U2 & B.B. King – “When Love Comes To Town”

6. Joni Mitchell – “Amelia” (live)

7. Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell – “You’re All I Need To Get By”

8. Buddy & Julie Miller – “Everything Is Your Fault”

9. Glenn Campbell & Jimmy Webb – “Wichita Lineman”

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