Boston Children’s Museum: Shawn Colvin Performance
Shawn Colvin’s new Amazon Original album called The Starlighter. It’s an album of lullabies inspired by a book that Colvin was given when she was 8 years-old called “Lullabies and Night Songs” by famed 20th century composer Alec Wilder, illustrated by Maurice Sendak (Where The Wild Things Are). The book is now out of print and hard to come by but has left a lasting impression on Colvin to this day.
The album finds the Grammy-winning singer, songwriter and guitarist reaching into her past in the service of crafting a fresh and thoroughly unique offering—one that resonates with the warmth and tenderness of poignant familial experience and remembrance. The Starlighter’s 14 tracks are a mix of traditional numbers and children’s standards, all of them culled from the pages of Wilder and Sendak’s transformative book.