January 21st, 2016

prologue

I finally get to share this with you guys! SO EXCITING.

So, this is the first song from a record that I’ve been working on for, no joke, 3.25 *years*. Christen and I started this album in October 2012. We’re just finishing up the mastering process right now. To be fair, we haven’t been working continually – we’re not Steely Dan. But we’ve spent easily 1000+ hours on this record. We’ve produced it twice, mixed it twice, and mastered it twice. Insanity. It’s really good though.

This whole record is brilliant. Of course I would say that, but seriously, it’s a great fucking album. I can’t wait to share it with you in its entirety. But for now, enjoy this first song. You will be for sure transported to a magical place.



January 6th, 2016

chris bathgate record debuts on NPR

I mixed this record and did a little additional production. To have it debut here is a huge thrill for a massive NPR nerd like me.

chris bathgate Calvary on NPR



December 2nd, 2015

wow … thanks ascap

This is very cool.
ascap republishing my article



November 19th, 2015

this is my brave

Our new friend Jenn Marshall runs a very cool organization called This Is My Brave. It addresses mental wellness in a storytelling setting. Shannon did a playing-along-live version of the “I Know I Know” video. It was very moving. And I left the house for the first time in a while! All in all a rousing success.
shannon curtis performing at this is my brave los angeles



November 13th, 2015

martin atkins mentions … us??

This is surreal, in the best possible way. Our new friend Martin Atkins – legend, childhood hero – has a new slide in his keynote presentation IN WHICH HE INSTRUCTS PEOPLE TO BUY OUR BOOK. If only I’d been able to see this in the future when I was 18 years old. So COOL.
martin atkins telling people to buy the shannon curtis house concert touring book



November 10th, 2015

The Gibbonses

We’re FINALLY home from our summer and fall travels! Which means that I get to produce records again. How excellent. First up: a southern soul band from Dallas called The Gibbonses.

They’re a husband-wife duo … they have killer songs and the singer has a huge voice. We’re a couple days in and I can already tell this record is going to be super good. Very happy to be back doing what I love.
the gibbonses making a record with me



November 9th, 2015

shannon’s ted talk is up!

So proud.



November 7th, 2015

Bathgate

This week I mixed the upcoming new EP for the unbelievably excellent Chris Bathgate. If you don’t know him – start catching up. Salt Year is a fantastic record, and you can stream it on Spotify.

This new record is breathtaking. It’s slated to come out in January via my friends at Quite Scientific. Can’t wait to share it with you.



October 25th, 2015

CD Baby DIY Musician Conference

We’ve been in Chicago all weekend again, for the second time in three weeks. Fortunately we love Chicago. We’re here because Shannon was speaking and performing at the first ever CD Baby DIY Musician Conference!

The photos below capture her involvement pretty well. Less clear from the pictures is what an excellent vibe was going around the place all weekend. CD Baby very clearly has a corporate culture of kindness, and it permeated the event. What a pleasure.

(Oh, and I got to meet a childhood hero, Martin Atkins – drummer in PiL/Ministry/etc and author of the legendary indie touring manual Tour Smart, which was so influential to me and Shannon when we were getting her career going. Naturally I peppered him with technical questions about the 1989 Ministry tour, because that’s just who I am. Much to his credit, he was totally into talking about it. Really friendly guy. What a pleasant surprise.)
shannon curtis speaking at the c baby diy musician conference

shannon curtis performing at the c baby diy musician conference



October 22nd, 2015

vinyl!!

This is our first time making vinyl. And we couldn’t be more thrilled about it. (And it sounds fantastic.)
shannon curtis connections on vinyl