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A Diverse Tribute From Shawn Mullins
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A Diverse Tribute From Shawn Mullins

A Diverse Tribute From Shawn Mullins

A Diverse Tribute From Shawn Mullins
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Shawn Mullins in Studio on World Cafe - 02/17/2006
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'Rising Sun'
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Set List

  • "Blue As You"
  • "Beautiful Wreck"
  • "Lullaby"

Eclectic singer-songwriter Shawn Mullins named his new CD after the New Orleans studio where he recorded it: 9th Ward Pickin' Parlor. A tribute to the studio forced to move to Kansas by Hurricane Katrina, the music reveals rock, pop, folk, and Celtic influences.

Shawn Mullins.

Atlanta's Shawn Mullins recorded his most recent album in New Orleans. hide caption

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In 2002, Mullins teamed up with Pete Drodge and Matthew Sweet in the Thorns, a band that many listeners would like to see reformed. But for the future, Mullins says he'd like to become an actor — so much so that he's gotten tips from fellow musician Kris Kristofferson.

Mullins' major-label debut, 1998's Soul's Core, contained the hit "Lullaby." And despite years of productive songwriting, it's the song many fans expect to hear at a Shawn Mullins show.

This interview originally aired on Feb. 17, 2006.

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