Catie Curtis

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MARCH in Massachusetts

Just back from a fun trip to Texas and to the Southwest Indie Fest in Albuquerque, NEW MEXICO (with Adrianne and Natalia Zuckerman).  Looking forward to lots of upcoming shows on the road in April! Click on "gigs" to scan itinerary.

This Saturday night, 3/21 I'll appear in Shirley, MASSACHUSETTS at the Bull Run Coffeehouse.  Also on Saturday, from 11-4, I'm co-facillitating a creativity workshop in Newton, MA (info below).  

THE HRC INAUGURAL BALL ROCKED! Go to the PHOTOS section of this website and check out  "2009 Obama Inauguration."  After performing my own set I sang (and danced!) with Cyndi Lauper...

WORKSHOP IN MARCH:  My talented friend Margie Zohn and I are offering a workshop at the New Art Center in Newton, Massachusetts on March 21 called "Springboard to Your Creativity".  You don't need ANY skills or experience to participate!  Just join us on March 21, the first of day of Spring, as we kickstart our creative lives --- whatever form your creativity takes.  In this workshop we will use music, movement, improv, writing and reflection to bring our creative selves out to play.  We will also help each person identify creative goals for the new season, and discover some practical steps to bring them to life.  This will be an extremely fun, enlivening, safe and supportive atmosphere.  No experience necessary, just the desire to enhance your creative life!  Margie and I met when we both appeared in Faith Soloway's "Jesus Has Two Mommies," the musical.  
Saturday March 21
11am - 4pm
New Arts Center
61 Washington Park
Newton, MA  02460
Cost:  $100
For more information and to register, email Margie at mzohn@dramaticinsight.com
Register early, space is limited.
(Instructor bios below the bluegrass update*).  

BLUEGRASS CD:  I'm listening to roughs of my new bluegrass (-ish) CD that I recorded last week.  As usual, producer Garry West of Compass Records lined up a crackerjack band: George Marinelli (Bonnie Raitt's guitarist), Alison Brown (Grammy-Award winning banjo player), Stuart Duncan on fiddle (he toured with Mark Knopfler/Emmylou Harris on the Roadrunning tour and with the Robert Plant/Alison Krauss Raising Sand tour, to much acclaim), Nashville legend Kenny Malone on percussion and Todd Phillips on stand-up bass.  We just kinda felt our way through this very organic process leading us to eleven songs, 5 of mine and 6 cover tunes, including a duet with Mary Gauthier on a Carter Family tune, Hello Stranger.  I'm VERY excited to get this out, probably fall 2009.

*Instructor Bios (for Creativity Workshop):
Margie Zohn is a seasoned facilitator, a professional actress, and coach to top leaders in both the corporate and non-profit worlds.  As an actress, she has appeared at theatres including Shakespeare & Company, The Lyric Stage, the Merrimack Repertory Theatre, and Anna Deveare Smith's Institute On The Arts and Civic Dialogue.She has toured the east coast with the improv troupe Guilty Children and performed in Boston with the US Improvisational Theatre League.  Margie is also a seasoned workshop leader and coach.  She is a Senior Facilitator with The Ariel Group, Inc., and has trained leaders of Fortune 100 companies worldwide in communication skills using theatre arts.  She has designed programs for Emerson College, Boston University, MIT, Brown University and Wellesley College.  In addition, Margie consults with non-profits in integrating the arts and creativity into their programs for children, teenagers and adults.    www.dramaticinsight.com

Catie Curtis is an award winning singer/songwriter and internationally touring folk-rock performer.  She has created a dedicated following that has grown steadily over the course of her 15-year career. With 9 albums to her credit, Curtis is the recipient of the 2006 International Songwriting Competition Grand Prize and has won several Boston Music Awards. Her music appears in films and television shows such as Grey's Anatomy and Dawson's Creek.  She has performed onstage with Mary Chapin Carpenter, Rufus Wainwright and Sarah McLachlin.  Curtis has taught creative songwriting workshops at writer retreats including the Rocky Mountain Folks Fest Song School and the Swannanoa Gathering in North Carolina.  She lives in Newton, MA with her partner and two children.    www.catiecurtis.com  



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