Diamond in the rough
After learning to play guitar at the age of ten, Shawn Colvin was determined to make a life in music--a decision that would send a small-town girl out on the open road for good. In 1997, two decades after she started, she got her big break. Like the troubled would-be arsonist and survivor of her smash hit "Sunny Came Home," Colvin knows a thing or two about heartache--and setting fires. Diamond in the Rough recounts this passionate musician's coming-of-age, fromnbsp;thenbsp;prairies of South Dakota to the dark smoky bars in Austin, Texas, to the world stage at the Grammys.
Humorous and deeply honest, Colvin relates the experiences behind her best-loved songs in vivid color in this memoir. Diamond in the Rough captures her years of touring cross-country in bands and vans full of guys; falling in and out of love; meeting heroes like Joni Mitchell; searching for her musical identity; and making friendships that would last a lifetime. It is also an unflinching account of Colvin's struggles--weathering addiction and depression, learning to care for not only herself but also a child--and, always, channeling those experiences into song.
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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|Grouping Title||diamond in the rough|
|Grouping Author||colvin shawn|
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|detailed_location_catalog||East - Adult Biography|
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|owning_library_catalog||Nashville Public Library|
|record_details||ils:CARL0000391949|Book|Books|1st ed.|English|William Morrow,|c2012.|x, 224 p. : ill. ; 22 cm.|
|subject_facet||Colvin, Shawn, Singers -- United States -- Biography|
|title_display||Diamond in the rough|
|title_full||Diamond in the rough / Shawn Colvin|
|title_short||Diamond in the rough|
|topic_facet||Colvin, Shawn, Singers|