Shawn Colvin: “Hold On” (Live In Studio 1A)

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Shawn Colvin: “Hold On” (Live In Studio 1A)

Posted by on Jul 23, 2015

Photo by Michael Wilson

Shawn Colvin is a singer and a songwriter. She’s won three Grammys for original songs, but over the years, she’s turned into a masterful interpreter. Colvin has given fresh takes on everything from Talking Heads to Gnarls Barkley, highlighting the lyrical content more than the familiar melodies. Her 1994 album Cover Girl remains a fan favorite, and she’s planning on releasing a sequel of sorts called Uncovered in September. Colvin stopped by Studio 1A recently and told us that there’s a certain magic to re-imagining a well-worn song. She proved that by transforming Tom Waits’ bluesy ballad “Hold On” into something else entirely. Listen to┬áthe song below and catch Colvin at the One World Theatre on Saturday, July 25.

–Art Levy

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