KidLit MTV with Shawn Colvin THE STARLIGHTER

THE STARLIGHTER Available on Amazon!


Announcing the launch of KidLit MTV!

We’re proud to announce the launch of KidLit MTV, our new series featuring #kidlit inspired music. Watch our very first episode with Grammy award-winner, Shawn Colvin performing songs from her CD, The Starlighter, inspired by the children’s book LULLABIES AND NIGHT SONGS, illustrated by Maurice Sendak!
We’ll also bring you curated, kidlit-centered music videos — so get ready to dance, sing, and rock out with KidLit TV!

“The Starlighter, my album of lullabies, was inspired by a book I was given when I was 8 years old called Lullabies And Night Songs. I started piano lessons when I was 6 and could read the music in the book, which was simple but exquisite in its arrangements, composed by Alec Wilder. How I love that book. This record is a follow up to another recording I did 19 years ago called Holiday Songs and Lullabies which contained a few selections from the book. When Amazon Music proposed I do a children’s record I immediately thought of all the songs that remained in the book I love so dearly and knew I wanted to base my album on that. My producer, Doug Petty, coincidentally also received the book at a young age and was a perfect fit to bring the project to life. He’s has done a magnificent job staying true to those beautiful arrangements. I’m extremely proud of this recording.” – Shawn Colvin

Lullabies and Night Songs

Music arranged by Alex Wilder / Illustrations by Maurice Sendak


In an era when female singer-songwriters are ever more ubiquitous, Shawn Colvin stands out as a singular and enduring talent. Her songs are slow-release works of craft and catharsis that become treasured, lifetime companions for their listeners. As a storyteller, Colvin is both keen and warm-hearted, leavening even the toughest tales with tenderness, empathy, and a searing sense of humor. In the 27 years since the release of her debut album, Colvin has won three Grammy Awards, released eleven albums, written a critically acclaimed memoir, maintained a non-stop national and international touring schedule, appeared on countless television and radio programs, had her songs featured in major motion pictures, and created a remarkable canon of work.

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Executive Producer – Julie Gribble

Piano – Bryn Roberts

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