Marc Cohn and Shawn Colvin

Marc Cohn and Shawn Colvin

Performing: 06/11/2015 - Buy Tickets

CONTACT:
Andrew Seraphin
The Wilbur Theatre
Seraphin@TheWilbur.com

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Marc Cohn & Shawn Colvin Come to The Wilbur

WHAT: On Thursday, June 11th, 2015, Marc Cohn & Shawn Colvin are coming to The Wilbur in Boston’s historic Theatre District.

Two brilliant tunesmiths will take the stage together to create an unforgettable event by joining their warm and soulful music. Colvin, armed with her guitar, will tell her acerbic stories through her crafted and clever lyrics, polished phrases and delicious sarcasm. Her toughest tales and searing sense of humor will be balanced by Cohn’s sexy and easy-going charm, using his exuberance and poignancy to distill universal truth from his romantic and reflective tales. The natural storytellers behind such classics as “Sunny Came Home” and “Walking in Memphis” will leave the audience spellbound, their accounts so personal that they speak to everyone who listens.
Shawn Colvin began her at the ripe age of 15, making her first public appearance on University of Illinois – Carbondale campus. Soon after she was singing in a Western Swing band in Austin, Texas – the city she now calls home. By the end of the 1970s Colvin moved to New York where she remained in the country music field as a member of the Buddy Miller Band until she met producer, guitarist, and co-writer John Leventhal. Leventhal inspired Colvin to find her own voice as a songwriter. She began honoring her skill, and was soon signed to Columbia records where she recorded her first album, Grammy Award winning, Steady On (Best Contemporary Folk Recording). Colvin later won two of the Grammy’s biggest honors, Record of the Year and Song of the Year, for her murder-ballad “Sunny Came Home.”
Fellow Grammy Award winner Marc Cohn grew up to the sounds of Bacharach, The Beatles, Ray Charles, and Motown. His obsession with pop music sprouted at a young age and never let him go: “By the time I was eleven…singer-songwriters were breaking through, and a lot of that music really resonated for me.” In 2010, he collaborated with the same John Leventhal to release his cover album Listening Booth: 1970. The album ultimately bring Cohn back to where he began while still representing a continuation of a creative resurgence.
For tickets and more information about The Wilbur and other great events visit https://thewilbur.com.

WHEN: Thursday, June 11th, 2015 – 8:00 PM

COST: $45.00 – $65.00

WHERE: The Wilbur | 246 Tremont Street | Boston, MA 02116 | 617.248.9700

TICKETS: Visit www.thewilbur.com, or call the box office at 617.248.9700

About The Wilbur:

Celebrating 100 years, The Wilbur, nestled in Boston’s historic Theatre District, is the premiere destination for comedy and music in Boston, MA. Built in 1914 by The Shubert Brothers, The Wilbur opened in 1915 and was named for The Shubert Theatre’s manager A.L. Wilbur. Recently revitalized by former Comedy Connection owner Bill Blumenreich in July of 2008, The Wilbur has become a first-class venue showcasing A-list comedians and musicians. A Comedy Central verified venue, the theater has attracted the best of the best in comedy including Aziz Ansari, Louis CK, Kevin Hart, Katt Williams and Jim Gaffigan. They also boast award-winning musicians from all genres such as Boyz II Men, Lauryn Hill, Lyle Lovitt and Smoky Robinson. Offering an intimate show setting, The Wilbur provides the perfect environment for enjoying comedy sensations and chart topping artists in the heart of Boston’s historic Theater District.
The Wilbur is located at 246 Tremont Street in Boston, MA. For more information, please visit www.thewilbur.com, or call 617.248.9700.
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