Light You Up

Light You Up

by Shawn Mullins
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Light You Up

It's been said before, but it's worth saying again: those who think Shawn Mullins' discography starts and stops with his 1998 chart-topper, "Lullaby," are missing out on one of Atlanta's better Americana artists. Now in his early forties, Mullins has developed the sort of weary, lived-in baritone that suits his music, and he tailors his folk songs to an adult contemporary audience. As a result, Light You Up bridges the gap between "Lullaby," with its easygoing acoustic ambiance and PG-rated charm, and 9th Ward Pickin' Parlor, the roots rock album that reignited Mullins' career in 2006. The songs shine their brightest whenever he digs deep into his Southern heritage, yielding scattered highlights like the boogie-jam-rock of "You Make It Better" and the swampy, six-minute soul number "Light You Up."

Product Details

Release Date: 10/12/2010
Label: Vanguard Records
UPC: 0015707811224
catalogNumber: 78112
Rank: 65826

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Shawn Mullins   Primary Artist,Acoustic Guitar,Vocals
Matthew Sweet   Background Vocals
Chuck Cannon   Acoustic Guitar,Background Vocals
Davis Causey   Electric Guitar,Guitar (Resonator)
Tom Ryan   Electric Bass,Baritone Saxophone,Tenor Saxophone
Marty Kearns   Piano,Accordion,Hammond Organ,Clavinet,fender rhodes,Wurlitzer
Gerry Hansen   Percussion,Drums
Karolyn Troupe   Viola
Patrick Blanchard   Electric Bass,Electric Guitar
Colin Agnew   Percussion
Alison Mueller   Violin
Raphael Pereira   Percussion
Jennifer Norris   Violin
Eunice King   Cello

Technical Credits

Phil Madeira   Composer
Pete Droge   Composer
Chuck Cannon   Composer
Jeff Trott   Composer
Shawn Mullins   Composer,Producer
Chuck Jones   Composer
Marshall Altman   Composer
Marty Kearns   String Arrangements
Glen Phillips   Composer
Edie Carey   Composer
Gerry Hansen   Composer,Producer
Rebecca Lovell   Composer
Max Gomez   Composer

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Light You Up 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Fantastic lyrics, vocals. Nice collaboration with Mathew Sweet (California). Easy listing, mellow lazy Sunday wind-down music.