November 6, 2012
Boxtop Jenkins was raised on folk, bluegrass, rock and storytelling and brings a modern touch to these soon to be children's classics. Infectious grooves and memorable melodies and stories, Boxtop's music is fun for the whole family. Special guests on his debut release include Shawn Mullins and Indigo Girls.
September 18, 2012
Sometimes a letter is like a prayer, written more for the sender than the receiver. There are unsent letters tucked away in dresser drawers and buried in boxes everywhere, serving as testimony that sometimes it’s enough to just write it down. You might have a letter of your own somewhere that nobody has ever seen. But what if you opened the drawer? What if you did send that letter about your fears and insecurities, your hopes and triumphs?
A family of songwriters and musicians in north San Diego county wrote songs about some of those letters, and we’ll be releasing ‘For The Sender’ on September 18, 2012. We asked the senders of the letters to choose a favorite charity, and a portion of the proceeds from sales and tours will benefit those causes. Join us as we make the journey of delivering the songs to the people who inspired them: you.
We've spent a lot of time with Alex Woodard both on the road and at his home in Encinitas, CA. He poured his time and money into this not for profit project that will support folks near and far. People that are old and young. Please take a moment to look at this site by clicking on the image below.
May 8, 2012
Written by veteran guitarist/producers Carl Carlton (Robert Palmer, Eric Burdon, Keb Mo) and Larry Campbell (Levon Helm Band, Bob Dylan, Elvis Costello), “Toast To Freedom” is the brainchild of Carlton, and longtime music industry executive, activist, and entrepreneur Jochen Wilms in collaboration with Art for Amnesty founder Bill Shipsey. “Toast To Freedom” was inspired by Carlton, a longtime supporter of Amnesty International, who suggested teaming up with Wilms on a commemorative project to mark the organization’s 50th anniversary. The song will is available for purchase through the Official Site on May 8th, 2012.
The Red Logo will take you to the Offcial Site & The Band Photo will open to their live performance on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno.
December 19, 2011
dave-fm and Georgia’s Own Credit Union are proud to release the long-awaited DAVE FM Live: Volume 3 – a limited edition charitable CD featuring 13 live tracks recorded inside our Circle of Friends – available NOW exclusively online at www.amazon.com.This CD of exclusive live performances from dave fm’s Circle of Friends concerts, features songs from shows by Mumford & Sons, Grace Potter & the Nocturnals, Train and more.
Proceeds from DAVE FM Live: Volume 3 benefit EarthShare of Georgia – the state’s only environmental fund representing more than 60 member organizations dedicated to conserving and protecting Georgia’s air, land and water.
DAVE FM Live: Vol. 3 Compilation (Click to Purchase)
November 30 through December 6, 2011
Shawn's E-town performance will be re-broadcasted this week as they re-play the very of the years shows. To find your local station, just click on the image link below,
October 11: Shawn The Scary Skeleton
New for Halloween! Shawn recently lent his voice to a fun Halloween song written by children's singer/songwriter Boxtop Jenkins. Shawn plays the spooky skeleton that tells you how "Rattle Your Bones" Check this song and another fun children's Halloween song by clicking below.
October 27 Tupelo Music Hall Performance Webcast Couch Tour
The webcast of a show, which is known as a couch tour in some musical circles gives the viewer to watch the show from home. Its free from all decency laws so get comfortable and watch the show how ever you want! Click below to get connected.
October 1: The Party At Ponce
Join The Indigo Girls, Shawn Mullins and Francine Reed behind the Atlanta City Hall East building to celebrate the further development of Atlanta's newest Green Space, The Atlanta Beltline. Of course the belt line isn't a green space per se, but it connects many of the green spaces along a 22 mile stretch of abandoned rail lines that were once the heart of Atlanta's train system. The music begins at 7pm and many of Atlanta's top chefs will be in attendance serving their culinary creations. Click on the image below for details on the project as well as advance ticket information.
Monday April 18, 2011
Our long time friend Jennifer Nettles has teamed up with Shawn and a few other folks to start the Attic Community Playground. It has a huge vision to raise money for the arts and it kicking off it's public campaign with some auctions to meet some of the stars of today's Top 40 and Country Radio. The proceeds will go to schools in the greater Atlanta area where arts programs are losing their financial backing. Without programs like these music education would surely fail and you would have nothing to listen to but Talk Radio! :)
Click on the banner image below to view some of auctions that are currently available!
Thursday March 10, 2011
More New Shows added to the calender to include West Coast dates. We'll be playing some of our favorite rooms as well as some new rooms.
Saturday February 5, 2010
Lots of new dates added to the tour page for another run shows through the northeast of the USA, including a special Midnight Ramble booked for us! The Midnight Ramble is a short show that we perform with Levon Helm's band at Levon's Studio / Home in Woodstock, NY. Many artists wait a lifetime to be asked and we're honored that they enjoyed it enough to ask us back. We will also be hitting several of our favorites in the Northeast including the newly re-opened Stone Church in Newmarket, NH and Tupelo Music Hall (Both)- a venue that we have heard great things about and have tried for years to get the schedule alignment.
We should be announcing a southwest / west coast tour soon! Most of the dates are finalized so we'll get those up soon.
Monday December 13, 2010
Never got that copy of honeydew on vinyl? never got Light You Up? Now is your chance to score them both for free- signed by Shawn! For the month of December Amazon.com is offering Shawn's new album Light You Up for the unbelievable low download price of $5. To win the signed vinyl records you must go to Shawn's Facebook page and complete the promotion listed. Just click on the Facebook image below and it will take you right there to find out how to win!
Tuesday December 7, 2010
This week Shawn will be making a few guest appearances on The Indigo Girls Holly Happy Days Tour. The show will take place in two parts, The first half is an "in the round" with Amy, Emily, Shawn and Chely Wright. They will be swapping non-holiday songs during this first hour. After a short intermission the girls will come back on stage with an All Star band and perform songs off their new holiday album. Shawn will be making a few guest appearances during that set and perform a few of his own chosing. This is really an Indigo Girls show, not a Shawn show- we're just happy to be included!
Friday November 12, 2010
Final Tour Dates of 2010 Posted. Join Shawn in Texas, Australia, San Diego, Chicago, New York City, Atlanta and Dahlonega to wrap up 2010!
Thursday November 11, 2010
First Tour Leg Wraps, Light You Up on Fire!
It's the morning after the first tour to support Shawn's new album and we awake somewhere in Northern Virginia to contimue the long trip home. Lots of records were sold and lots of radio and tv stations were visited. In the midst of all the madness "Light You Up" has found it's way to #5 on the Billboard chart thanks to a few key radio programmers out there who continue to support our artistic efforts.
Wednesday October 6, 2010
Show Schedule Updates
Kip updated the show schedule today on the Tour Page with lots of shows in the North by Northeast United States. These shows will feature songs off the new album Light You Up and be supported by Callaghan, an artist that the boys have been working with over the last year. Also be sure to head over to Shawn's Facebook page to listen to the songs. You cand check out Callaghan's music by clicking on the link immediately below.
Wednesday September 15, 2010
Starting updating the blog page today with a few notes that Shawn wrote about the songs on Light You Up. It's going to be a several week process since he's going to write a few a week in anticipattion of the record release. Hopefully we'll get him to write more
Tuesday September 14, 2010
Social Media Outlets
Over the next few weeks as we anticiapte the October 12th release of Light You Up, Shawn will be sharing blogs and videos about the new record. Each video or blog will accompany a new song from the record in the streaming format. Head over to Shawn's Facebook and Myspace and pre-view songs from the new album. There are links to each of these sites at the bottom of this page.
Wednesday September 2, 2010
Light You Up on iTunes
The first single off the forthcoming album Light You Up is now available iTunes for instant download for the common low price of 99 cents. There are two versions available for purchase, the radio edit that you may have heard on the radio and the album version. The album version includes an extended instrumental section where we let guys jam a little in the studio.
Monday August 9, 2010
A Name and a Date
"Light You Up", the new album by Shawn will be released on October 12 and a subsequent tour will follow in both the United States as well as Australia, The first single off the album is "Light You Up" and will begin to show up on your radio dials during the week of August 15th
Monday July 12, 2010
Sailing Southern Ground
Shawn has been asked to join the ranks of the Zac Brown Band Cruise this Labor Day Weekend powered by Sixthman in Atlanta, GA. Other artists include Spearhead, Blackberry Smoke, Gaelic Storm, Levi Lowery, Sonia Leigh....
Wednesday July 7, 2010
11 on 13
Shawn, Gerry and Kip came out of mastering today with a completed record! Now for the hardest part of the recording process: Giving the songs and the album a name and branding the "product."There's a whole team over at Welk Music Group that takes it from here and is responsible for giving the album an image that stretches the bounds of what you hear. We're still firm believers in the tangible copy so there's artwork and barcodes to be established.
Friday May 14, 2010
For the past weeks we've continued to maintain a constant studio and show schedule and it's paying off. Each day that is spent brings a new realization to the new record and the individual songs that are going to make it. This past week Shawn moved our operations down to 800 East Studios in Atlanta where all sorts of key parts were added. Not only the usual organ and piano that you can find on Mullins record, but also some classic sounds were let loose of the rhodes, wurlitzer and clavinet. The clavinet is an interesting instrument in the sense that it was developed to play Baroque music, but Stevie Wonder plugged it into an amp and added guitar effects to it thus opening a new door such as the sound of mega-hit Superstition. Clay Cook found his way home from the Zac Brown's Tour to added some pedal steel parts.
April 20, 2010
Show... Studio... Show... Studio
No days off for us and it's the way we like it. Shawn will continue to do weekend shows for the upcoming months as we push forward on the new record. We would undoubtedly be done with it if we took the time off but that just wouldn't be our style. Besides, some of Shawn's best ideas come while sitting in a truck stop in- let's say- Florence, SC.
April 7, 2010
Cabin Fever: Cayamo (the good kind) 2011
Shawn got invited to return to the greatest music festival in the open sea so makes plans now to re-discover music on Cayamo 2011. Next years cruise will embark on the Norwegian Pearl for a 7 day trip through Caribbean making stops in Tortola, St. Croix and the Bahamas. Artists include: John Prine, Steve Earle, Indigo Girls, Will Hoge, Chuck Cannon, Kevn Kinney, Scott Miller and the Lovell Sisters new project Larkin Poe.
February 18, 2010
Cabin Fever: Phase 1
Today marks the end of the first two weeks of recording Shawn's, yet to be titled, new record. We're have about 80% of the record complete with just a few acoustic type songs to record. We got this far this fast by setting up a studio in cabin and just going around the clock until we had to leave to set sail on the Cayamo. You can read more about the session in the "notes" tab of Shawn's Facebook page.
January 13, 2009
Street: Team Mullins
Shawn has shows coming up and we need volunteers to help make these shows successful. If you are interested in being a street team member to help distribute posters and fliers in your hometown, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Here are the details:
1. We will give volunteers a free pair of tickets and a signed poster (Shawn will be around to say 'hello' after the show)
2. If you are interested, please notify us as soon as possible.
3. The subject line must start with your CITY (very important) and please only select cities listed below.
4. Please provide us with your mailing address.
5. You will be notified, if you are selected to join.
Thank you very much for your support and your help in getting the word out!
Russell Carter Artist Management
December 12, 2009
12 Bands: 12 Months
For the past several years Shawn has participated in the 12 Bands Campaign in Augusta, GA to help raise funds and awareness in the fight against pediatric cancer. Patrick Blanchard, "Our Bass Player", has been our link to this wonderful event through his musical philantropy and this year he has stepped down from being a musician in the cause, and stepped up to be a board member. The new format will continue the fundraising efforts throughout the year, instead of limiting it to the month of December. Shawn will be the featured artist for January and we signed you up to be the featured donors! During our January shows we are going to be asking you to contribute in small ways.
November 24, 2009
Media: Good Day Atlanta
Shawn will be performing on Fox 5 Good Day Atlanta on Wednesday November 25 to serve as a preview for his upcoming Variety Playhouse on the 28th. Should be in the 9am hour.
November 20, 2009
King's Pick: Team Mullins
On this weeks issue of Entertainment Weekly, you'll find Team Twilight on the cover for the release of New Moon, the second installment of the Twilight Saga. You can read all about their story on page 30. For those of you who are on Team Mullins, Shawn made page 26. Each issue comes complete with a pop culture section written by novelist Stephen King and this week he features the Uncle Stevie Mix Tape. There's a great mix of americana and nestled into the number three spot is a song we like to call Beautiful Wreck. More interesting to us is that he has chosen the live version from the Variety Playhouse cd/dvd collection over the 9th Ward Pickin' Parlor studio version. Click on the typewriter to see the whole list.
November 10, 2009
At Work: The Office
So, it was a surprise to us too, but we are all avid fans of the show so of course we didn't miss it. For those that didn't see it, we'll post a link to Hulu or one of the other sites that show The Office online. Shawn said that he was completely honored that a show of that caliber would give him such recognition, even though it was tongue and cheek. Michael Scott sings Lullaby occurs around the 5:00 minute mark and you can watch it for free for a limited time on Hulu.com.
October 10, 2009
Community: The Georgia Theatre in Athens, GA
Shawn will be performing a few songs with the Zac Brown Band in the continuing effort to raise money to rebuild the Georgia Theatre. See Tour page for advance ticket details.
September 8, 2009
Tour: Wild Wild West
We're heading to New Mexico and Colorado for the weekend to play a few shows. Admittingly, we're feeling a little rusty since everything we have done in the last few months has been within an hour of Atlanta. The Atlanta Airport seemed like and odd place until we hit security with our suspicious bags. Then the whole routine came back to us...
September 3, 2009
Artist Relations: Zac Brown
Shawn celebrated with Zac Brown as his record "The Foundation" was certified platinum by the RIAA. Verizon Wireless contracted Zac to play a private event on the date with a long set of music provided by Zac's Band, Sonia Leigh, Levi Lowrey and Shawn. Shawn has a co-write on the album with the song "Toes", so far it's made it's way up the country charts while "The Foundation" has moved in and out of the number one spot for the last few months. Nice Job Zac!
August 6, 2009
The Family: Daddy Dearest
Congratulations to Shawn and his wife Kelly on the arrival of Murphy Hobbs Mullins. This is their first human child a little brother to Aslan & Jack. All are doing well and taking a little time to absorb their new lives and addition to the household.
July 6, 2009
Studio Session: Callaghan
This week we have a visitor from the U.K. with London based singer-songwriter Callaghan to record a few songs for an upcoming release. We recorded the the bulk of the tracks at Gerry Hansen's studio with members of Shawn's band while recording piano and organ with Marty Kearns at 800 East studios in Atlanta. "The world needs more singer-songwriters like Callaghan. In a time where mediocrity is seen as brilliant, Callaghan truly shines as the real deal. Her voice is original and pure and she is one of the greatest unsigned talents that I've ever heard."- Shawn
March 19, 2009
Webisode: High Rise The Series
The first season of Steve Barnes' new mini-sode series, "High Rise" wrapped in March 2009. Shawn played a bartender/struggling musician Grant Rollins who is trying to break-out of the Atlanta music scene. Set amongst the Buckhead area high rise condominium, Terminus, the story centers around the resident's daily lives and their individual quests for love, friendship and their place in society.
Febuary 12, 2009
Studio Session: All Are Our Heroes
Local Atlanta songwriter David Greer employed Shawn to produce a song be used to raise funds for cancer research. The song was sung by Rachel Farley and included members of Shawn's Live Band: Gerry Hansen (Drums), Patrick Blanchard (Bass), Davis Causey (Electric Guitar) and Randall Bramblett. The two day project was engineered at Tree Sound Sound Studios. The song is available through the All Are Our Heroes website by clicking on the logo below.