Shawn Mullins


Blended Americana, Roots Rock, Dixieland & Pop

Celebrating the 20th Anniversary of Grammy-Nominated Soul's Core
Why you should see this show…

His voice is like Creme Brûlée … dark and sugar coated, yet warm and silky. Shawn is the ultimate storyteller — each of his songs express emotions that connect vividly with particular places and times. Forging influences from folk and punk to jazz and Broadway musicals with pop-leaning melodic sensibilities, Shawn Mullins crafts memorable, affecting tunes that cross many genres.


Shawn Mullins Bio
After a series of indie record releases, Shawn Mullins’ critical breakthrough came when 1998 Soul’s Core album shot him to fame on the strength of its Grammy-nominated No. 1 hit, “Lullaby” followed by AAA/Americana No. 1 “Beautiful Wreck” from 2006’s 9th Ward Pickin Parlor. His song, “Shimmer” was used in promotion of the 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney and was included on the Dawson’s Creek soundtrack. He co-wrote “All in My Head” which was featured in episode one of the hit TV sitcom Scrubs. Mullins also co-wrote the Zac Brown Band’s No. 1 country tune “Toes.” In early 2002, he formed super group The Thorns with Matthew Sweet and Peter Droge. Mullins’ most recent album My Stupid Heart, was released in 2015, the theme of which, Mullins says, can be summed up most succinctly by the song title, “It All Comes Down To Love,” the guiding force behind just about every song on the album.

Mullins is currently embarking on a recording project in conjunction with the 20th anniversary of the release of his album Soul’s Core, which came out July 17, 1998!

He always performs songs from Soul’s Core in his live sets including “Lullaby” (Rockabye), “Gulf of Mexico,” “Twin Rocks Oregon,” “Shimmer,” and “Anchored in You.” The song arrangements have evolved through the years as he continues to perform them live and grow as an artist.

For the 20th anniversary, Shawn will revisit the music on Soul’s Core and record two new versions of the album. He is calling this Soul’s Core Revival. This is not a remix or a remaster of the original, but rather brand new recordings with new arrangements of the songs – one album will be new stripped down solo performances, some on guitar, some on piano and maybe one a cappella and the second will be a new studio recording with his full band, Soul Carnival.



Jennifer Lynn Simpson Bio
Born in Hollywood, California with a deep love of the singer/songwriters of the late ’60s and ’70s and ’80s and of country music through the ages, Jennifer decided to follow her heart late in the game. She wrote a song for two of her best friends and was forced to play it at their wedding. The manager for the Indigo Girls was in attendance and asked her to send him some tunes. Next thing she knew, he was booking her at a festival and so began the amazing, terrifying leap into doing what she loves. Sself-taught on the guitar, piano, and ukulele, Jennifer considers herself a forever student of music and all its glory and power. She loves moments and wind and trees and understanding and autobiographies and her family and her English bulldog Rufus (more than most things), and magic and dandelions and old churches and space and the moon and dreams and intuition and strangers and kindness and coffee and wine and a good dirty martini and seeing the world and a good meal with friends and so many other things, but she loves nothing more than a song that makes you feel less lonely, that makes you sing loudly and that makes you want to create something. Jennifer wants to make music like that.


Dining Options

You have two dining options when attending a show in our Concert Hall:

Rusty Anchor at the Music Box – If you’d enjoy a more extensive menu, we suggest you dine downstairs in the Rusty Anchor before your concert. The Rusty Anchor menu features a great mix of Cleveland Comfort food including a selection of seafood, steaks & chops. Reservations are required for parties of two or more. To make a dinner reservation, please click here or call our Box Office at (216) 242-1250 and allow 90 minutes to dine prior to the beginning of the show upstairs.

Concert Hall – Our Concert Hall menu is fast to the table and allows you to dine right in your ticketed seat. So, there is no additional reservation required. The Concert Hall kitchen will be open through intermission. Table side beverage service will continue throughout the concert.


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