1242 Shawn Mullins returns with songs of love and protest! VIDEO INTERVIEW, LIVE PERFORMANCE

Today’s Guest: Shawn Mullins, singer, songwriter, “My Stupid Heart,” “Lullabye”

 

Watch this exclusive Mr. Media interview with Shawn Mullins by clicking on the video player above! 

Mr. Media is recorded live before a studio audience full of Shawn Mullins fans who don’t think there is anything wrong with the man’s heart… in the NEW new media capital of the world… St. Petersburg, Florida!

My Stupid Heart by Shawn Mullins, Mr. Media Interviews

My Stupid Heart by Shawn Mullins. Order your copy today by clicking on the CD cover above!

If you’re looking for a troubadour whose songs of love and the road might speak to your heart, you’ve come to the right place today.

My guest, Shawn Mullins, has just released a new album full of longing and places, some with a little of both. And if you don’t know his work, I wonder if you’ll hear the influences that I do, ranging from the mirth and joy of George Harrison and Warren Zevon to the intensity and message of Bob Dylan and a little of Michael Franks’ romantic spice?

Or I could be way, way off. That’s why I’m going to talk to the man in just a moment.

SHAWN MULLINS podcast excerpt: “‘My Stupid Heart’ is about the way I felt after a third marriage didn’t work out… I felt unsuccessful as a human being in that I couldn’t find a partner, although I’ve had wonderful relationships with all three of my wives. And I’m still close friends with two of three of them and I miss the other one.”

My Stupid Heart is Mullins’ 16th release and it’s packed full of songs such as the title tune and “It All Comes Down to Love” and “Pre-Apocalyptic Blues” – songs that you’ll be singing or humming along with by the second play.

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The Essential Shawn Mullins. Order your copy today by clicking on the CD cover above!

And, of course, there is the more serious plaint of “Ferguson,” which reflects the agony of the Missouri city.

SHAWN MULLINS podcast excerpt: “When it comes to police brutality, obviously nobody wants that. I’ve known a lot of police officers over the years… I think it’s a very small percentage (doing bad things), but it’s getting a lot of attention. The fact that it’s happening and that people can be profiled and it leads to violent situations just because of the color of someone’s skin is pretty screwed up. That song, ‘Ferguson,’ is about the whole picture. A lot of people said, ‘Don’t name it that,’ but that made us want to do it even more.”

Lullaby by Shawn Mullins, Mr. Media Interviews

Lullaby by Shawn Mullins. Order your copy today by clicking on the CD cover above!

Mullins is on tour through at least the end of spring, including a four-day birthday bash appearance in Duluth, Georgia, in early March and participation in the Safety Harbor SongFest on April 3rd right here in the Tampa Bay, Florida, area.

Today, he performs two songs live for us: “The Great Unknown” and “Pre-Apocalyptic Blues.”

Key interview moments:

• 5:50 Shawn Mullins talks about how police brutality and racial profiling moved him to write his new song, “Ferguson”;

• 23:45 After his third marriage fell apart, Mullins explains how he took a six-year hiatus from the road — and relationships;

• 43:45 Mullins tells how he met his writing partner Chuck Cannon, who then introduced him to his wife, actress and country music singer Lari White, who produced “My Stupid Heart.”

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READ! Mr. Media’s 1994 interview with actress, country music singer and Shawn Mullins’ producer Lari White!

 


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Kicking Through the Ashes: My Life As A Stand-up in the 1980s Comedy Boom by Ritch Shydner. Order your copy today by clicking on the book cover above!


 

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About Mr. Media® Interviews-Bob Andelman

Bob Andelman is the host and producer of Mr. Media® Interviews. He is also the author or co-author of 16 books, including The Wawa Way with Howard Stoeckel, Building Atlanta with Herman J. Russell, Fans Not Customers with Vernon W. Hill, founder of Commerce Bank and Metro Bank UK, Mind Over Business with Ken Baum, The Consulate with Thomas R. Stutler, The Profiler with Pat Brown, Built From Scratch with the founders of The Home Depot, The Profit Zone with Adrian Slywotzky, Mean Business with Albert J. Dunlap, and Will Eisner: A Spirited Life. Click here to see Bob Andelman's Amazon Central author page. He is a member in good standing of the American Society of Journalists and Authors (member page).