Big Hands Colvin
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Big Hands Colvin

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Oct
18
Big Hands Colvin @ Tides Tavern

Gig Harbor, Washington, USA

Gig Harbor, Washington, USA

Oct
17
Big Hands Colvin @ The Upstage Port Townsend

Port Townsend, Washington, USA

Port Townsend, Washington, USA

Sep
29
Big Hands Colvin @ The Upstage Port Townsend

Port Townsend, Washington, USA

Port Townsend, Washington, USA

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Overnight Low The much anticipated follow-up to "Real Strong Stuff" hits consistent highs. In the title track, Colvin sings about the time he "rode his thumb" across country. The horn section shines here, but the story is the thing and Colvin tells it masterfully. Autobiographical songs carry the listener along, including the inspired "Destiny" and the darker, jazz-influenced, "Still Ready", where Colvin remembers driving his father home from the local bars as a child. Ultimately though, it's tracks 7 and 8 that might show Big Hands at his best. "Heaven" features Colvin's smoky vocals, and some of the record's heaviest lyrics, and "Diamonds in the Sand" moves like a modern spiritual, riding Colvin's voice and the incredible fiddle of guest artist, Julie Beaver.
Colvin has been on the road too long for overnight success, but with Overnight Low he continues to establish himself as one of the more interesting independent singer-songwriters around. --Johnny "Michigan" Morris. - JMM


Discography

The Big Hands Colvin Band's new CD "Rainy Days" is both fresh and familiar. With Jesse Savage on guitar, Tyrone Hall on stand-up bass, and Randall Ireland on percussion, Big Hands takes on standards like " The Beat Goes On, " shares regrets on tracks like "I Didn't Know," and takes us on a trip back in time with the poignant "This Town." Influences range from country to jazz, but every song is unmistakably Big Hands. If you've caught one of the live shows then you've had a taste of Colvin's sense of humor--which is front and center in the break-up song "Selfish Bitch," and the ball-and-chain ballad "Thangs." The Big Hands Colvin Band has been busy with their live shows as well--opening up for acts like Johnny Winter, selling out their own shows, and being featured on National Public Radio's " West Coast Live." Big Hands Colvin's music is available at CD Baby, Itunes, Sony Connect, MSN Music and all fine music distributors.
http://www.danbighandscolvin.com/

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Like Marc Cohn, Lyle Lovett and Bonnie Raitt, Big Hands Colvin’s musical style is difficult to define—a little bit blues, a little bit country, a little bit soul. Whether he’s songwriting, singing, playing sax or guitar—Big Hands is a big talent.
Colvin was formerly a frontman for the Central California based Big Daddy’s Blues Band. Colvin has played with or opened for a number of well-known artists including: Johnny Winter, Geoff Muldaur, Tom Scott, Jesse Colin Young, and Nelson Braxton.

Big Hands Colvin has also toured extensively as a member of the Cardiff Reefers, Rock Steady Posse and Eric Ellsworth Band. He is a professional songwriter with an impressive collection of solid originals—and the voice to compete with anyone in the genre.

He and his wife live in Northern Washington