GARDINER — Musician Shawn Mullins will perform at Johnson Hall Performing Arts Center at 6 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 18. Doors open at 5:30 p.m.

After a series of indie record releases, 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 said, 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 embarking on a recording project in conjunction with the 20th anniversary of the release of his album Soul’s Core, which came out in July 1998. He will record two new versions of the album. One album will be new stripped-down solo performances, some on guitar, some on piano and maybe one a cappella. The second will be a new studio recording with his full band, Soul Carnival.

Tickets are $45 for all seats in advance and $50 at the door the night of the show. Tickets are available at Johnson Hall’s box office Tuesday through Friday from noon to 3 p.m.; by calling 207-582-7144; or at

The center is at 280 Water St.

Shawn Mullins

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