Catie Curtis


April Showers and Bio

BIO: The vivid songwriting of Catie Curtis combines insightful lyrics with addictive melodies and energy. Catie's studio work, engaging live shows and impressive touring career in the US and Europe earn 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 with Dar Williams, Mary Chapin Carpenter and as part of Lilith Fair. Catie was named grand prize winner of the International Songwriting Competition, for her song "People Look Around", co-written with Mark Erelli, from a field of 15,000 entries from 82 countries. The song appeared on Long Night Moon (©2006, Compass Records) an intricate work of stripped down modern folk.  In the fall of 2008 Catie Curtis released the critically acclaimed Sweet Life (her ninth recording).  Throughout the fall of 2008 and the beginning of 2009 Curtis toured Sweet Life, began a youth music endowment ("Aspire to Inspire") and gave away guitars to underprivileged youth, and in January 2009 performed at the Human Rights Campaign's official Obama inaugural ball. The Washington Post, The Advocate, TimeOut Chicago, and Curve Magazine all lined up to praise Sweet Life and Blurt went so far as to hail 2008 "The Year of Catie Curtis". After a year of amazing, life-changing experiences, it's no wonder Curtis was itching to jump back into the studio to try something she'd never done before: make a string band album.  Over the years, Curtis' many fans have requested stripped down versions of her classic songs, capturing the spirit and intimacy of her live shows. With Hello Stranger, named one of the top ten folk CDs of 2009 by the Boston Globe, Curtis achieves that career goal.  

I am having a lot of fun on Facebook.  If you are not my friend or my fan, get on the bus!  This week I posted photos from our recent adventures in Washington D.C.  For example, one featuring President Barack Obama and my daughter in the same frame.  Not photoshopped either.  

April showers bring Catie Curtis to the Pacific Northwest.  Isn't that how it goes?  I start off in Portland at The Woods on Thursday April 15th, followed by Sam Bonds Garage in Eugene, the Bend Spring Festival on April 17th, and the Tractor Tavern in Seattle on April 18th.  The adorable and multi-talented Meghan Toohey (producer, writer, instrumentalist) will be accompanying me on guitar and vocals for those shows.  Then by the next weekend I'll be back in the Northeast, performing in Saratoga Springs, NY, and Middletown, NY.  

On April 30th and May 1st, I'll be in Florida for a triple bill with Janis Ian and Patty Larkin in Orlando, and then at the Gamble Rogers Folk Festival in St. Augustine.  Finally I return to Club Passim in Cambridge MA, on May 7.   Fantastic Ms. Fiddler Elana Arian will open and accompany me there.   I'll be playing other May shows in Cape Cod, Connecticut and St. Louis.  June brings me to Watchung NJ and Portland, ME.  Don't miss out, por favor.

There are active links to the venues/tickets in the GIGS section of this site.  Some of the shows have sold out so please get your tickets in advance of the date whenever possible.  One last note, Evert Wilbrink, who helped form BMG music, just wrote of my latest CD: “Hello, Stranger” is a beautiful album. I can’t stop playing it. Charming, warm, intimate. Beautiful vocals, beautiful playing."  Ahh, I receive praise like a labrador retriever.   Thanks, Evert.


updated: 8 years ago