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Shawn Colvin Poster

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Overview (2)

Date of Birth 10 January 1956Vermillion, South Dakota, USA
Birth NameShawna Lee Colvin

Mini Bio (1)

Shawn Colvin was born on January 10, 1956 in Vermillion, South Dakota, USA as Shawna Lee Colvin. She was previously married to Mario Erwin and Simon Tassano.

Spouse (2)

Mario Erwin (October 1997 - 2002) (divorced) (1 child)
Simon Tassano (11 September 1993 - 1995) (divorced)

Trivia (7)

Started out playing with Austin-based Dixie Diesels. Moved to New York City in 1980. Big break came singing backup on a Suzanne Vega tour in 1997.
Wrote song "Orion in the Sky" about then-boyfriend (and now-ex-husband) Simon Tassano.
Daughter Caledonia Jean-Marie Erwin born in Austin, Texas. [July 1998]
Competes in triathlons.
She went to high school in Carbondale, Illinois.
Won two Grammy Awards in 1998 for Record of the Year and Song of the Year ("Sunny Came Home")
Graduated from the University of Texas at Austin.

Personal Quotes (2)

I think that the indefinable space between happy and sad is the most moving and compelling place for an artist to be. If there's anything I consistently strive for, it's a melancholy limbo.
Men and women always have and always will make the choices they are driven to make concerning their own bodies. It is a basic right, and one we must protect.

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