Twenty years ago, one record changed Shawn Mullins’ life. After a series of indie record releases, Shawn Mullins’ critical breakthrough came when the 1998 album, Soul’s Core shot him to fame on the strength of its Grammy-nominated No. 1 hit, “Lullaby”
“I had no idea anything like that would ever happen with that song,” he says now. “Back then I just wrote whatever I felt and I must’ve got lucky once,” he adds with a chuckle.
Now, two decades later, Mullins is revisiting the album that catapulted him from the folk circuit to the international spotlight. For Soul’s Core Revival, Mullins delivers brand-new full-band and solo acoustic versions of each of the album’s 13 tracks, breathing fresh life into songs he wrote as a young troubadour, traveling the country in a Ford minivan with his guitar and his dog Roadie.
Souls Core was followed by AAA/Americana No. 1 “Beautiful Wreck” from 2006’s 9th Ward Pickin’ Parlor. His song, “Shimmer” was used in promotion of the 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney and was included on the Dawson’s Creek soundtrack. He co-wrote “All in My Head” which was featured in episode one of the hit TV sitcom “Scrubs.” Mullins also co-wrote the Zac Brown Band’s No. 1 country tune “Toes.” In early 2002, he formed super group The Thorns with Matthew Sweet and Vashon’s own, Pete Droge.
VCA and Debra Heesch are excited to present Shawn Mullins in concert at the Kay White Hall on Friday, August 16. Shawn will be performing in the intimate 300 seat performance hall as a duo with his keyboardist, Rad.
Vashon’s own, Danny Newcomb opens.
Friday, August 16 | 8 PM
First 2 rows at $40, $35/General, $25/Members, $30/Seniors, $20/Students