Shawn Mullins

Cumberland Caverns Live Presents

Shawn Mullins

Wesley Cook

Sat · March 17, 2018

Doors: 12:00 pm / Show: 1:00 pm

$35.00 - $45.00

Please be advised that Cumberland Caverns is not handicap accessible. No wheelchairs, strollers or motorized carts are allowed inside the cave.

Shawn Mullins
Shawn Mullins
After a series of indie record releases, Shawn Mullins’s 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 the 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 perform 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
performed them live and grew 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 acapella and the second will be a new studio
recording with his full band, Soul Carnival.
Mullins has partnered with Pledge Music to reach out to fans to join him in the process of making these
records. Supporters of the project can take part by pre-ordering a download of the records, signed CDs, or
high-quality vinyl, a live guitar or vocal lesson online with Shawn, Soul’s Core Revival swag – t-shirts, caps,
mugs and sweatshirts, a visit to the studio while he records the albums, a personalized Platinum record plaque
of Soul’s Core, handwritten lyrics to Lullaby - these and many more options to participate in the making of these
records are available on the Shawn Mullins Pledge Music page HERE
Wesley Cook
Wesley Cook
"Upbeat positivity is a Wes constant, in his music and his attitude", said Rolling Stone Magazine of the blue-eyed songsmith, and Georgia Music Magazine said that "(Wesley) may just be the next big thing" in a recent publication and he was recently dubbed “Best Atlanta Singer-Songwriter” of 2014 by Jezebel Magazine. Long before these accolades, Wesley Cook was raised in places like small villages in the former West Germany and a city in South Korea where he learned from an early age the many things that all people share beyond language and culture. “My passion in life is to speak the universal emotion of love through the universal language of music”. As a songwriter, listeners are sure to hear the familiar world and rhythmic influences of Dave Matthews, Paul Simon, Jason Mraz and many more, although he captures a sound that is very much his own. "He's one of those artists that is very tough to classify… again, that's fine with him…." said As a front man, his high-energy showmanship and down-to-earth charm makes it impossible for the crowd not to love him. Wesley has shared the stage with artists such as Zac Brown, Sublime, Tonic, Edwin McCain, Marc Broussard, Angie Aparo, Drivin'n'Cryin, Manchester Orchestra, Mishka and more.

In Wesley Cook's 3rd studio album Heavy, he combines the upbeat, positive message he's so loved for with a mature, gritty edge as this album deals with and is dedicated to the memory of his brother who took his own life in April 2012.

"This album is about hope, life and healing", says Cook "and about understanding that there will always be very hard things to go through but that you can make it out alright." Although two of the six songs on this album were written directly about the devastating experience of losing his brother, he approaches them with raw honesty and a familiar silver lining that says that life does go on and that it will get better if you want it to.

In addition to the heavier subject matter there are upbeat songs like "Heavy" which is about not letting material possessions control you, to be wary of the "rat race" and to find your own happiness in the simple things. "Give Me Something To Believe In" has a flavor of light-hearted social commentary and "Up The Wall" is a romantic, sexy song about the magic of new attraction.

The single of the album "It's You" was written based on a 3 second observation at an airport. A man and woman of similar age walk past each other and each turns around to check out the other but neither catches the other doing it. A missed opportunity for a life-changing, chance meeting? Out came this song about how cosmic true love can be and the soul's hunger to find it.

He’s also been very active in philanthropy by playing for foundations like The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, American Cancer Society and many smaller organizations around the US. Mental health and cancer being two of the more personal causes that have effected his life directly.
Venue Information:
Cumberland Caverns Live
1437 Cumberland Caverns Rd
McMinnville, TN, 37110