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Holiday Cheer for FUV 2012: Words and Pictures

by WFUV Staff
Steve Earle and Lucinda Williams

December 5, 2012 at The Beacon Theatre in New York City
With Lucinda Williams, Shawn Colvin, Shelby Lynne, special guest Steve Earle, and introducing Lake Street Dive

Yes, a frigid wind whipped down Broadway on this brisk December night, but the Beacon Theatre was an oasis of warmth and bonhomie as FUV Holiday Cheer got underway, the second year the radio station has celebrated this annual event at the legendary venue.

Holiday Cheer Lineup

by Rita Houston

Get ready for a night of incredible music: The Holiday Cheer for WFUV benefit concert on December 5 at the Beacon Theatre is bound to be unforgettable. Come share the evening with us and support independent public radio! Tickets on sale now through ticketmaster.com.

Holiday Cheer for WFUV - Live Concert - 2012

by WFUV Staff
Steve Earle & Lucinda Wiliams, photo by Neil Swanson

It was an incredible night of music, where fans of FUV came together to support the station and each other, and fans of great songs had plenty of moments to savor. Now you can look back—and listen—to Holiday Cheer for WFUV: Live from The Beacon Theatre. Hear the complete show below, read a recap, and also check out individual sets from each artist: Lake Street Dive, Shelby Lynne, Steve Earle, Shawn Colvin and Lucinda Williams.

Shawn Colvin at Holiday Cheer for WFUV - Live Concert - 2012

by Rita Houston
Gus Philippas

Shawn Colvin flew in from her current hometown of Austin to perform at Holiday Cheer for FUV and it was great to have Shawn back in town. A big part of her career started here in NYC and what a treat it was to have her onstage at The Beacon Theatre. Shawn played a solo, acoustic set that included 2 new songs, 1 classic and 1 cover. Her masterful guitar playing shines throughout.

Shawn Colvin - Backstage at Holiday Cheer for WFUV

by Rita Houston

Shawn Colvin flew in from her current hometown of Austin to perform at Holiday Cheer for FUV and it was great to have Shawn back in town. A big part of her career started here in NYC and what a treat it was to have her onstage at The Beacon Theatre. Shawn played a solo, acoustic set that included 2 new songs, 1 classic and 1 cover. Her masterful guitar playing shines throughout. Shawn is one of the best songwriters out there and such an interesting person, as you'll see in her backstage chat with FUV's Eric Holland.

NYC is a Guitar Town

by Alisa Ali

We here at WFUV have been HUGE fans of Steve Earle for many years now. We've been lucky enough to have him in our studios a couple of times; most recently back in 2009 when he released his album, "Townes" a musical tribute to his late friend and mentor, Townes Van Zandt. You can hear that Words & Music Session with Steve Earle in our archives.

Holiday Cheer 2012: Spotify Playlist

by Rita Houston

The artists who've signed on to play the Holiday Cheer for FUV benefit this year are not only great artists in themselves, they happen to make some beautiful music together. Not only have they played together in various combinations, but you could shuffle up their songs and have a heck of a mix.

So why not make a heck of a mix? Here it is through Spotify:

Shawn Colvin: All Fall Down

by Rita Houston

Shawn Colvin performing “All Fall Down” — how many song clips have you seen from PBS NewsHour? This is the title track from her latest album.

This solo performance gives you a taste of what we're in store for at the Beacon Theatre: a beautiful clear voice, great melodies, thoughtful and heartfelt songs.