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Shawn Colvin: Yoshi’s, San Francisco, CA 01/25/2013

Shawn Colvin knows, respects and indulges the personal and professional history behind her music-making, celebrating her influences and collaborations with every show. She is a master of her craft, an unparalleled performer and soulful artist who continues to integrate and grow with her years; seeing her year after year is a joy that keeps on giving.

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Shawn Colvin Remains Steady On With New Album All Fall Down

We sat down and discussed a lot about the new album, what it’s been like working with Buddy Miller, the process of writing her new memoir Diamond In The Rough, the future of Three Girls and Their Buddy and why she still loves Whole New You, among other things.

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Dar Williams And Her Time With Gods

Dar Williams is set to release her ninth studio album In The Time of Gods later this month via Razor & Tie, but Glide Magazine recently had the pleasure of talking with Dar about everything from recording the album to her time touring with Joan Osborne, her passion for environmental awareness, the resurgence of vinyl and why Cry Cry Cry is pretty much done forever.

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Shawn Colvin: Yoshi’s, San Francisco, CA 01/18/2012

Shawn Colvin has an acute awareness of where her music comes from—whether from the artists who have inspired her or the personal experiences that have demanded expression—and she declares them all with a masterful poetry that leaves audiences in little doubt that they have seen one of the modern day's great troubadours.

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Lucy Kaplansky: Freight & Salvage Coffeehouse, Berkeley, CA 09/18/2011

Lucy Kaplansky has a well-honed grasp on melody, which is something almost impossible to teach and reveals her deeply rooted and intuitive musicianship. Still, Kaplansky’s seriousness and austerity, matched with a few uninspired new songs, made it a long evening, and one whose highlights were frustratingly weighed down by filler.

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CW: This Must Be The Place (Naive Melody)

This week we’ve got arguably the first love song that The Talking Heads ever recorded. This track was originally released on the 1983 album Speaking In Tongues. Click here to view the video of this song from Stop Making Sense.

Cover Wars

Did you know that the studio recording of this tune had members of the band not playing their primary instruments? It was: Jerry Harrison (bass), Tina Weymouth (guitar), and David Byrne (keyboards).

The Contestants:

The Arcade Fire: Arcade Fire have the advantage of being the only band this week that has performed this song with David Byrne. That performance from New York City, was released on vinyl as the B-Side to the Neighborhood #3 (Power Out) single promoting the band’s 2004 album Funeral. Source: Neighborhood #3 Vinyl Single


And some video of the band performing the song by themselves:

READ ON for the rest of this week’s Cover Wars contestants…

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