Win Tickets ($110): Grammy Winners Colvin & Earle @ Revolution Hall | Country, Folk

We are giving away a pair of tickets to Grammy Winners Colvin & Earle @ Revolution Hall on August 23. To win, comment on this post why you’d like to attend. Winner will be drawn and emailed Friday, August 19.


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August 23, 2016
Doors 7 p.m., Show 8 p.m. | $55 | 21+

Revolution Hall
1300 SE Stark Street, Portland, OR

Shawn Colvin and Steve Earle both remember the night they met. It was nearly 30 years ago, and Colvin had been invited to open a solo acoustic performance by Earle at the Iron Horse in Northampton, MA. Though their interactions that night were limited to some cursory dressing room pleasantries, each left more of an impression on the other than they may have realized at the time.

“I was knocked out with her,” says Earle. “She was a real live folk singer.”

“I was a big fan—still am—and I was thrilled I got to meet him,” reflects Colvin. “Steve’s just brilliant. He’s a very simple writer in an extremely profound way. I love his singing and his songwriting, he’s just got the whole package.”

Anyone in the audience that night could have sensed the critical acclaim, GRAMMY Awards, and immense impact on popular music that awaited both artists, each already well on their way to becoming widely considered among America’s greatest living songwriters. The long time friends and admirers have now reunited to record their self-titled debut as Colvin & Earle, a true standout for each in a catalog chock full of highlights and masterpieces.

The duo’s collaboration began two years ago with a phone call from Colvin, who had just wrapped up a joint tour with Mary Chapin Carpenter and found the experience offered a different set of artistic rewards from her typical solo touring.

“I found I really enjoy sharing the stage with someone for the whole evening,” says Colvin. “I love being a backup musician, I love singing harmony and being a rhythm guitar player and getting to be entertained by another artist I admire. Touring alone is something I do very well and it’s the right thing for me, but it was a nice change to have this camaraderie and repartee with someone onstage, and when I thought about who else I’d like to share that with, I immediately thought of Steve.”

The first show began with little more than a sound check for preparation, but they discovered an immediate spark, building from initially trading songs and stories back-and-forth to slowly, organically contributing guitar and harmonies to each other’s tunes throughout the night. The Albany Times Union hailed their show as “a near perfect pairing,” while The Morning Call said they “spur each other to greater heights,” and The Cleveland Plain Dealer called it “a joy to be able to witness two of the greatest at their craft.”

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48 Responses to Win Tickets ($110): Grammy Winners Colvin & Earle @ Revolution Hall | Country, Folk

  1. Cory August 8, 2016 at 1:56 pm #

    Earle is God

    • K Rogers August 9, 2016 at 11:01 pm #

      Great vocals & venue

    • Steve Rogers August 21, 2016 at 5:04 pm #

      Great spot

  2. Marc Daniel August 8, 2016 at 3:39 pm #

    So the 1st season of the TV show Treme I kept saying I know this actor from somewhere. It took me to end of seson to realize it was Steve Earle. Would love to see he again, as well as Shawn Colvin. Gonna be a good duo.

  3. KH August 8, 2016 at 3:49 pm #

    It’s Shawn Colvin for god sake, what more needs to said?

  4. Tim August 8, 2016 at 4:10 pm #

    My friend and I have been searching for contest to win tickets to this show. I would love to score
    2 free tickets!

  5. Liz August 8, 2016 at 6:36 pm #

    I grew up in Austin and have loved these two for a very long time. I can’t believe they are playing together!

  6. David Warnke August 9, 2016 at 11:32 am #

    Never seen either artist…so way overdue…..

  7. Sandra Tate August 9, 2016 at 12:20 pm #

    I love them both

  8. Jessica Poundstone August 9, 2016 at 12:29 pm #

    These two together would be AMAZING. Would love to be there!!!

  9. Scott (and Meg!) August 9, 2016 at 12:44 pm #

    This great combination of artists is playing on the eve of my lovely woman’s birthday, so it would be a wonderful night of celebration that would please us both so very much!

  10. Emily August 9, 2016 at 12:53 pm #

    I would absolutely love to see this show at Revolution Hall! It’s going to be great!

  11. Kris Martin August 9, 2016 at 1:00 pm #

    Oh what a night!

  12. Dave G. August 9, 2016 at 1:08 pm #

    A match made in heaven!

  13. Bob August 9, 2016 at 1:51 pm #

    When I saw Shawn Colvin at the (real) rose garden, back in the day, my daughter, who was a toddler then called her “in the kitchen” (lyric from Sunny Came Home”). Love to see how she’d respond 20 years later

  14. Robert August 9, 2016 at 2:15 pm #

    What a treat – 2 of the best at Portlands best venue!

  15. Chris August 9, 2016 at 9:37 pm #

    These are both phenomenal performers on their own. To see this duo would be a real treat!

  16. Angela Bee August 10, 2016 at 9:43 am #

    Shawn and Steve?! Would love to go! Pick me! Pick me!

  17. Emily August 11, 2016 at 8:15 am #

    These two! Yaaaaaaas.

  18. Michael Mann August 11, 2016 at 2:46 pm #

    I’ve been a big fan of Steve Earle since Guitar Town. My wife has loved Shawn Colvin for 20 years. Date Night!

  19. Tim August 11, 2016 at 3:16 pm #


  20. scott thompson August 11, 2016 at 4:34 pm #

    I can only imagine the beauty of these two talents on one stage.

  21. Jody August 11, 2016 at 5:43 pm #

    Both of these artists have made strong contributions to the music of our time. Being serenaded by this soulful pairing is bound to be a night to remember!

  22. stephanie August 11, 2016 at 6:48 pm #

    I’d LOVE to see them!!!!

  23. Glenn B August 12, 2016 at 2:06 pm #

    Wow, fantastic pairing. Would love to check out Revolution Hall, heard lots of good things about this venue

  24. Jenn J August 12, 2016 at 11:38 pm #

    I would love a chance to win!

  25. Angela August 15, 2016 at 9:32 pm #

    Two greats to see together!

  26. Aleks August 16, 2016 at 9:45 am #

    Would love this concert!

  27. Dana August 16, 2016 at 12:25 pm #

    I absolutely love these two, and would love to take a dear friend who I know will also love them, but is not yet familiar with them. Thank you!

  28. Alison August 16, 2016 at 12:43 pm #

    sweet deal!!

  29. Robin August 16, 2016 at 12:44 pm #

    Awesome duo!

  30. Judy August 16, 2016 at 1:15 pm #

    My daughter loves Folk music and she would just die if I won these tickets! Thanks.

  31. Kelly August 16, 2016 at 2:14 pm #

    Grammy winners, I am in!

  32. Charles August 16, 2016 at 2:33 pm #

    Both have had significant personal struggles in life. Nice to hear singers who have overcome something and put new life in their voices.

  33. Thomas Blair August 17, 2016 at 10:30 pm #

    What a treat it would be to see these two at such a great venue!

  34. Margaret H August 17, 2016 at 11:27 pm #

    This sounds awesome.

  35. MIchael August 18, 2016 at 3:15 pm #

    Shawn colvin is a true treasure and I have heard she is amazing in concert

  36. Emily August 18, 2016 at 3:23 pm #

    This will be a great concert at a great venue!

  37. Beth BC August 18, 2016 at 3:41 pm #

    We LOVE Steve Earle – super fans who buy all of his music. And, I remember enjoying Shawn Colvin when she sang with Kermit the Frog on Sesame Street. –
    Her voice is incredible.

    We’d love to enjoy this show.

  38. Sandra August 18, 2016 at 5:29 pm #

    Love, love, love this pairing. And at Revolution Hall to boot!

  39. David August 18, 2016 at 5:32 pm #


  40. Jennifer August 18, 2016 at 7:50 pm #

    I love Colvin! Got her album in 1993!

  41. MICHELLE PELLETIER August 19, 2016 at 10:14 am #

    LOVE! This would be amazing!!!

  42. Willow Myrick August 19, 2016 at 3:24 pm #

    Yes PLEASE! This would be amazing to see!

  43. Kathy Rankin August 19, 2016 at 6:22 pm #

    Wow. I used to live across the street in the apartments when this Revolution Hall was a school. I have never been inside but I Would Love TO GO to this. I am a rock and roll and blues girl at heart, but this would definitely be a great way to be introduced to what I would call for myself relatively new music. I would love to hear the old country standards, too. Please pick me this sounds like a great way to unwind after a busy and hot summer attending free park concerts.

    My husband loves country music as he is a country boy at heart. I am more of a city girl but opposites attract, right? It would be like when country meets city meets the blues.

  44. Lauri August 19, 2016 at 8:26 pm #

    Perfect Tuesday night fun! I have listened to Shawn since the late 80s. Yikes!

  45. Heidi August 20, 2016 at 1:31 pm #

    Sad, but it would be my first concert of the summer and I’d love to see both Steve and Shawn perform together.

  46. Ana August 22, 2016 at 9:46 pm #

    The college son able to only afford one visit home this year and we’d love to have tix for him to make this too-short visit memorable. Crossing fingers

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