Shawn Colvin to perform at Levon Helm Studios

One of the real luminaries of the confessional singer/songwriter tradition, Shawn Colvin may have arrived a decade or two too late to have enjoyed the peak of the form, but her early records Steady On and A Few Small Repairs are straight-up classics of the genre, both in the literate and quietly transgressive quality of the songs and in their sophisticated, elegant musical settings, which put them in the elite company of the best of Paul Simon and Joni Mitchell. With local star Simi Stone opening, Shawn Colvin performs at the Levon Helm Studios on Friday, November 9. Tickets cost $75 seated, $45 standing.

Shawn Colvin, Friday, Nov. 9, 8 p.m., $75/$45, Levon Helm Studios, 160 Plochmann Ln., Woodstock, (845) 679-2744,