On November 14th, Nashville based singer/songwriter Shelly Colvin will take the stage at the High Watt to play alongside artists like Tennis and On An On for Nashville’s Communion show.
Though Colvin’s debut album, Up the Hickory Down the Pine, came out just last year, she’s been playing music almost her whole life. Before she was even old enough to go to school Colvin joined her family to sing in a Baptist church in Alabama, where her father was the minister of music.
While you can hear the years of experience in Colvin’s voice, her music today has more of a rootsy, folk sound with a heavy country influence. Colvin’s musical inspirations are in the same vein; she listens to The Byrds and Emmylou Harris, Neil Young and the Flying Burrito Brothers.
Recently, Colvin’s enchanting vocals and straightforward songwriting have landed her a spot performing on Music City Roots and seen her featured in Nashville Arts Magazine and on Daytrotter. She’s also performed with a wide range of artists, including Jackson Browne, Dierks Bentley and Old Crow Medicine Show.
After she takes the stage for November’s Communion show, you won’t have another chance to hear Colvin in Nashville until December, when she plays alongside Brendan Benson and friends at the Ryman. On Thursday, Colvin will take the stage at the High Watt first; doors open at 7:00 P.M.
– Meagan Lawson
Shelly Colvin- ‘Shady Grove’