Catie in NYC, Ann Arbor, Iowa and Nebraska
Wednesday, April 6, 2011
BIO: The vivid songwriting of Catie Curtis combines insightful lyrics with addictive melodies and energy. Catie's recordings (released on EMI, Rykodisc, Vanguard and Compass), engaging live shows and impressive touring career (in the US and Europe) have earned her rave reviews and wide recognition. Her songs have been featured on Dawson's Creek, Felicity, Alias, Chicago Hope, and Grey's Anatomy, as well as in several independent films. She's toured extensively with Mary Chapin Carpenter and with the original Lilith Fair. Catie was named grand prize winner of the International Songwriting Competition, for her song "People Look Around", co-written with Mark Erelli. In January 2009 performed at the Human Rights Campaign's official Obama inaugural ball. In 2010, she performed at the White House. Catie is recording a brand new CD of new material in January, which will be released in the summer of 2011.
The ground is softening under our feet here in Massachusetts. The birds have gone from a little chirping to an all out riot. It's squishy, it's aromatic, it's spring! Such fecundity leads to … music! So if you live near NYC, come out to Drom this Saturday night, April 9th for a 7:30 show in the East Village! Spring and I will also be making our way across the Midwest next week. The first show is at the Ark in Ann Arbor on Wednesday, April 13th.
And dear Iowans! I am returning to you, too… I'll be in Iowa City on the 14th, followed by Des Moines the next night. Finally, pedal to the metal, I will arrive in Lincoln, Nebraska on Saturday for a performance at the 7th Street Loft. The fabulous Jenna Lindbo will be accompanying me on these dates, and we may have a special guest with us as well. Friend or Fan me on Facebook and I will reveal the identity of the guest in the days before the tour!
A couple weeks ago I had the honor of officiating a wedding for two women in Washington DC. The ceremony included the three of us singing "Soulfully" while the rings were passed around for each person to hold, envisioning their wish for the couples' future together. After so many years of carrying around much internalized homophobia, I find it profoundly moving to be part of same-sex marriage celebrations. I have to admit to enjoying the moment where I say "by the power vested in me by the District of Columbia, I declare you married!" Congratulations Laura and Ashland!
For more info on my shows, see GIGS section of this site. For my services as a wedding officiant, click on GayWeddings.com.
See you out there!
PS: A few dates you might like to know about 'cause NOW it's REALLY time to get tickets (last month when I said this they weren't on sale yet!):
6/18 Club Passim in Cambridge, MA
8/5 Michigan Womyn's Music Festival