Shawn Colvin found her passion for music at the age
of 10, teaching herself guitar. After the Shawn Colvin
Band (a hard rock outfit), she joined the Western
swing band the Dixie Diesels, until nodes forced a
temporary retirement at age 24. In 1983, she moved
to New York, building a following in the New York
and Boston singer/songwriter scene. In the '80s she
made appearances in off-Broadway shows such as Pump
Boys and Dinettes, Diamond Studs and Lie of the Mind,
and in the Fast Folk magazine
Shawn Colvin got her first break in 1987 singing backup on Suzanne Vega's hit "Luka". In 1989 she released her debut album "Steady On", to see it awarded with Grammy for Best Contemporary Folk Recording. Her latest solo album (her seventh) is "Whole New You" from 2001.
Shawn Colvin has also contributed vocals to songs by Mary-Chapin Carpenter, John Gorka, Lucy Kaplansky, Patty Larkin, Lisa Loeb, Bill Morrissey, Ringo Starr, Curtis Stigers, Richard Thompson, Loudon Wainwright III, Béla Fleck, Edwin McCain, James Taylor, and Shawn Mullins (among others), and collaborated with Sting on "One Day She'll Love Me", the theme song for Disney's The Emperor's New Groove.