Cover Girl

Lead Performer: Shawn Colvin

Shawn Colvin Cover Girl (Columbia) On this collection of songs written by others — Bob Dylan, Sting, and Steve Earle among them — neo-folkie Colvin is an example of how too many performers embarrass themselves on open-mike night: Not everything needs ”interpreting.” Saving grace: ”One Cool Remove,” a duet with Mary-Chapin Carpenter. C+Alanna Nash

Originally posted August 26 1994 — 12:00 AM EDT

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