Shelly Colvin

“Whether providing background vocals for Jackson Brown or Jack White, or fronting the stage to deliver original, heartfelt songs, “…Colvin’s voice balances heat with inner grace. walking a line between unlikely poles of Jerry Garcia’s languidness and Gillian Welch’s haunting specificity.” (Holly Gleason, Nashville Arts Magazine)

Described as “wildly earthy”, Shelly’s earliest collaborations were in Los Angeles, writing and performing with groundbreaking, genre-bending artists such as Herb Pederson, Chris Hillman and JD Souther, each considered pioneers of the California country-rock movement. Shelly has resided in Nashville for over a decade and become a staple in the East Nashville music scene. She’s written and recorded two full-length albums (her latest titled “Longshot”), and collaborated with numerous artists on stage and off including John Prine, The Black Crowes, Emmylou Harris, Wynonna Judd, Ann Wilson, and Nikki Lane, among others. Shelly is featured in the critically acclaimed music documentary, Heartworn Highways Revisited, which pays homage to the original cult-classic film by focusing on the unique characters and talent bubbling up from the quirky but substantial East Nashville music scene. Shelly has performed at many festivals and historical venues including, Bonnarro, Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival, Stagecoach, Lincoln Center, and was recently a featured artist at Dylan Fest at The Ryman Auditorium.

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