Shawn Colvin's Small Repairs
Barney Hoskyns, MOJO, February 1997
AFTER A great deal of wandering throughout the 40 years of her life - from smalltown South Dakota to Ontario to San Francisco to New York City, with many points in between - Shawn Colvin feels as though she may finally have come "home". As she devours the mouth-watering okra and buttered squash in Threadgills, the famous joint where Janis Joplin sang folk songs 35 years ago, she declares that Austin, Texas might even be "a comfortable place to die".
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