Diamond In The Rough: A Memoir

Paperback | July 30, 2013

byShawn Colvin

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After learning to play guitar at the age of ten, Shawn Colvin was determined to make a life in music. Diamond in the Rough recounts this passionate musician's coming-of-age, from the prairies of South Dakota to dark smoky bars in Austin, Texas, to the world stage at the Grammys. With the wit, lyricism, and empathy that have characterized Colvin's performances and inspired audiences worldwide, Diamond in the Rough looks back over a rich lifetime of highs and lows with stunning insight and candor. In its pages, we witness the inspiring story of a woman honing her artistry, finding her voice, and making herself whole.

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After learning to play guitar at the age of ten, Shawn Colvin was determined to make a life in music. Diamond in the Rough recounts this passionate musician's coming-of-age, from the prairies of South Dakota to dark smoky bars in Austin, Texas, to the world stage at the Grammys. With the wit, lyricism, and empathy that have characteriz...

Shawn Colvin is a singer-songwriter and musician. She began performing in bands in the late 1970s, and after years of polishing her skills in Austin, Texas, and the New York folk scene, Colvin released her debut albumSteady Onin 1989, earning a Grammy Award for Best Contemporary Folk Album. Her breakthrough success was the albumA Few S...
Format:PaperbackDimensions:240 pages, 8 × 5.31 × 0.54 inPublished:July 30, 2013Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0061759295

ISBN - 13:9780061759291

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“Engaging . . . .The many admirers of Colvin’s music will appreciate this honest memoir.”