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Shawn Colvin and Steve Earle unite as Colvin & Earle; announce debut record and tour dates‏

Fantasy Records is proud to announce the release of COLVIN & EARLE, the self-titled, debut album from acclaimed GRAMMY® Award-winning artists Shawn Colvin and Steve Earle. COLVIN & EARLE arrives everywhere on June 10th, 2016.

COLVIN & EARLE will be available for pre-order beginning Friday, April 1st, with all pre-orders accompanied by an instant-grat download of the album’s lead single, “You’re Right (I’m Wrong)”, which Rolling Stone Country premieres exclusively today, listen HERE. The album will be available in a variety of formats, a standard 10-track CD, a deluxe 13-track limited edition with three exclusive bonus tracks as well as vinyl.

Colvin & Earle will celebrate the album’s release with a worldwide tour that kicks off June 10th at New York’s famed City Winery and continues through the summer and fall. Highlights include a two-night stand at London’s historic Union Chapel, Islington (June 13th and 15th) and an eagerly awaited performance at Bruce Hornsby’s inaugural Funhouse Festival, taking place June 25th on the Lawn of the Art Museums of Colonial Williamsburg. For complete details and ticket information, please visit funhousefest.com.

Shawn Colvin and Steve Earle first met nearly three decades ago as Colvin opened a solo acoustic performance by Earle at Northampton, MA’s beloved Iron Horse. The two proved fast friends, collaborating occasionally over the years until finally teaming up for 2014’s “Songs and Stories, Together Onstage” tour, a sold-out run that saw the duo uniting for one-of-a-kind evenings of song-swapping, duets and storytelling. The Albany Times Union hailed the show as “a near perfect pairing,” while The Morning Call praised

Colvin & Earle for “(spurring) each other to greater heights.” The Cleveland Plain Dealer summed it up best, declaring it “a joy to be able to witness two of the greatest at their craft.”

The shows were so exceptional Earle immediately proposed he and Colvin record an entire album together in the spirit of the tour. Their all-star backing band included guitarist Richard Bennett (Neil Diamond, Mark Knopfler, and Earle’s seminal 1986 debut, GUITAR TOWN), drummer Fred Eltringham (Willie Nelson, Kacey Musgraves), and bassist Chris Wood (of Medeski Martin & Wood) along with GRAMMY® Award-winner Buddy Miller (Patty Griffin, Robert Plant, Lucinda Williams) at the helm as producer and baritone guitarist.  Colvin, Earle and Miller led the combo through a week-and-a-half-long session that possesses all the spontaneity and magic of the duo’s live acoustic shows while also fleshing out the arrangements with alternating moments of subtle grace and raucous grit.

COLVIN & EARLE reveals a truly collaborative creative partnership, with each singer/songwriter contributing verses, melodies, choruses, and chord progressions. Songs like “Tell Moses” – a rollicking slice of folk-gospel that works its way from Egypt to Ferguson, MO – and the irresistibly vibrant “Happy & Free” see Colvin & Earle gelling into a gorgeous, cohesive duo, the perfect vehicle for their sterling harmonies and infinite songwriting gifts. COLVIN & EARLE’s more melancholy moments cut close to the bone from both artists’ personal experiences, from the winsome “The Way That We Do” and the self-reflective “You’re Right (I’m Wrong)” the closing “You’re Still Gone” (featuring lyrics by Julie Miller). Colvin & Earle also chose to include four distinctive covers, including “Ruby Tuesday” and “Raise The Dead” as well as a bluesy take on The Nashville Teens’ garage rock standard, “Tobacco Road,” and a new interpretation of “You Were On My Mind” blending elements of both Ian & Sylvia and The We Five’s classic versions.

Fueled by deep emotional connection and spiritual bond, COLVIN & EARLE captures the once-in-a-lifetime magic of two extraordinary artists so in tune that they seem to be able to read each other’s minds. It would have been impossible to predict at the Iron Horse all those years ago, but Colvin & Earle have gone from sharing a stage to sharing one of the finest records in either of their storied careers.

Pre-Order Colvin & Earle:

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Colvin & Earle

(Fantasy Records)

Release Date: June 10th, 2016

Produced by Buddy Miller


1.    Come What May

2.     Tell Moses

3.     Tobacco Road

4.     Ruby Tuesday

5.     The Way That We Do

6.     Happy and Free

7.     You Were On My Mind

8.     You’re Right (I’m Wrong)

9.     Raise the Dead

10.  You’re Still Gone



10 – New York, NY – City Winery

13&15 – London, UK – Union Chapel

21-22 – Alexandria, VA – The Birchmere

24 – Concord, MA – The Umbrella Community Arts Center

25 – Williamsburg, VA – Funhouse Fest

27 – July 1 – Big Indian, NY – Steve Earle’s Third Annual Camp Copperhead


14 – Burlington, VT – Flynn Center for the Performing Arts

15 – Chautauqua, NY – Chautauqua Amphitheater

16 – Northampton, MA – Calvin Theatre

17 – Portland, ME – Merrill Auditorium

19 – Rockport, MA – Shalin Liu Performance Center

20 – Englewood, NJ – Bergen PAC

24 – Raleigh, NC – Meymandi Concert Hall

26 – Lexington, KY – Opera House

27 – Bowling Green, KY – The Warehouse at Mt. Victor Lane

29 – Detroit, MI – Motor City Casino Hotel

30 – Madison, WI – Capitol Theater

31 – Bayfield, WI – Lake Superior Big Top Chautauqua


3 – Kansas City, MO – Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts

5 – Chicago, IL – Thalia Hall

6 – Kettering, OH – Fraze Pavilion

7 – Cleveland, OH – Music Box Supper Club

20 – Vancouver, BC – Vogue Theatre

21 – Seattle, WA – Neptune Theatre

23 – Portland, OR – Revolution Hall

30 – Boulder, CO – Chautauqua Auditorium


8 – Redding, CA – Cascade Theatre

10 – Arcata, CA – Van Duzer Theatre

11 – Chico, CA – Laxson Auditorium

More dates to be announced!

About RJ Frometa

Head Honcho, Editor in Chief and writer here on VENTS. I don't like walking on the beach, but I love playing the guitar and geeking out about music. I am also a movie maniac and 6 hours sleeper.

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