Catie Curtis

It Came Upon A Midnight Clear

cover of It Came Upon A Midnight Clear

released 2005

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updated: 12 years ago

People Look Around

cover of People Look Around

released 2005

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Mark Erelli and I wrote this song after Hurricane Katrina, to express our believe that government should exist to serve the common good, not to divide us. It won the Grand Prize in the International Songwriting Contest. The version here is the one we just finished as part of a full length album entitled Long Night Moon, which will be released in August 2006.  

updated: 12 years ago

While We're Here

While We're Here (release date 2/3/17) can be purchased at:

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Song Titles and Writing Credits:

Please Explain

(Catie Curtis) Water Tower Music (ASCAP)

The Way You Love Me

(Catie Curtis) Water Tower Music (ASCAP)

Don’t Belong to this World

(Catie Curtis) Water Tower Music (ASCAP)

Receive My Love

(Catie Curtis) Water Tower Music (ASCAP)

You Are Loved

(Catie Curtis & Fred Wilhelm) Water Tower Music (ASCAP) & Farm Thang Music (BMI)

My Betraying Heart

(Catie Curtis & Maia Sharp) Water Tower Music (ASCAP) & Crooked Crown Music (BMI)

The Dying Side

(Catie Curtis & Jenna Lindbo) Water Tower Music (ASCAP) & Strings + Spokes Music (BMI)

While We’re Here

(Catie Curtis & Phil Madeira) Water Tower Music (ASCAP) & Nashville Minute (BMI)

If I Fall

(Catie Curtis) Water Tower Music (ASCAP)

People Change

(Catie Curtis) Water Tower Music (ASCAP)


(Catie Curtis & Jenna Lindbo) Water Tower Music (ASCAP) & Strings + Spokes Music (BMI)

Produced by Catie Curtis and Crit Harmon

Band credits

Julie Wolf (Piano, Wurlitzer, Rhodes)

Jamie Edwards (Keyboards, Chamberlin strings, pump organ, Drum program – track 5)

Jon Evans (Electric Bass, Upright Bass)

Matthias Bossi (Drums)

Jimmy Ryan (Mandolin, Harmony Vox - track 8)

Jefferson Hammer (Electric Guitar, tracks 2 & 4, Acoustic Guitar - Track 2)

Elana Arian (Fiddle/Violin - tracks 6 & 9, Harmony Vox - track 8 )

Duke Levine (Electric Guitar, Baritone Guitar- track 3)

Jenna Lindbo (Banjo and Harmony Vox – track 11)

Maia Sharp (Harmony Vox – track 6)

Rose Polenzani (Harmony Vox – tracks 2 & 7)

Ben Demerath (Harmony Vox – tracks 1,3 & 5)

Catie Curtis (Vocals, Acoustic Guitar, Ukulele, percussion)

Engineered by

Tom Dube at Dimension Sound Studios

Crit Harmon at 81 Underground
Addtional engineering by Julie Wolf

May-Lily Lee at The Cove (track 11)

Mixed by

Patrick DiCenso at Q Division

Mastered by

Ian Kennedy at New Alliance East


Paul Janovitz

updated: 3 years ago

Flying Dream

Produced by Kristen Hall

cover of Flying Dream

released 2014   Catie Curtis Records

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COPYRIGHT c and p Catie Curtis, 2014
All Songs co-written by Catie Curtis (Water Tower Music/ASCAP) and Kristen Hall (Greater Good Songs?ASCAP), except ORION and VOYAGER (Catie Curtis), LIVE LAUGH LOVE (Kristen Hall, Joanna Beacom, Greater Good Songs/Blonde Child Music/ASCAP) and THIS GIRL'S IN LOVE WITH YOU (Hal David, Burt Bacharach-- New Hidden Valley Music Co, (ASCAP) administered by Universal Music Corp. (ASCAP/Casa David ASCAP)
Produced and co-written by Kristen Hall

Curtis and co-writter/producer Kristen Hall have crafted a lustrous long player with subtle jazz, electronic and AM pop shadings, supporting poignantly written songs.
produced by KRISTEN HALL
engineered by DAVID WESTNER
recorded at Woolly Mammoth Sound Studio, Boston
mixed by CHAD CARLSON at Hippo Sound, Nashville, TN
mastered by RAY KENNEDY at Zen Masters, Nashville, TN
project management by STEPHANIE FIELDS
photography by KARAN SIMPSON
JIM GWIM - Drums
DUKE LEVINE - Acoustic, Electric and Classical Guitars, Manjo, Mandolin
JAIME EDWARDS - B3, Piano, Mellotron, Wurly, Chamerlain, Rhodes, Oberheim, Juno-60, MiniMood, AniMoog
and all instruments and programming on "This Girl's in Love"
CATIE CURTIS - Acoustic Guitar (except "This Girl's in Love," "Voyager," and "When You Find Love"), 12 string guitar on "Orion"
KRISTEN HALL - Backing Vocals (except "Maybe Tomorrow" and "Orion")

updated: 3 years ago

A Catie Curtis Christmas

with Elana Arian, Ingrid Graudins and John Jennings

cover of A Catie Curtis Christmas

released 2012   Catie Curtis Records

Special thanks to Ellie Schafer and Chryssa Zizos

In December of 2010, on the eve of a highly anticipated holiday performance at the White House, Elana, Ingrid, John and I were rehearsing at the Liaison Hotel in Washington, DC. It wasn't long before we realized that something very special was happening. We piled in to my car and drove directly to the studio that very night for an impromptu session. We recorded six holiday songs, as a way of remembering the magic. To our delight, we were invited back to the White House in December of 2011, and so we returned to the same studio to complete this full-length recording. We hope you will enjoy listening to it as much as we enjoyed creating it-- with lots of tea, holiday spirit and laughter, deep in to the cold, quiet night of winter.
Produced by
Catie Curtis, Elana Arian, Ingrid Graudins and John Jennings

Recorded by Mike Monsour at Bias Studios
Mixed by John Jennings
Mastered by Mike Monsour

Elana Arian: violin and vocals
Ingrid Graudins: vocals
John Jennings: baritone guitar and vocals
Catie Curtis: guitar and vocals

Artwork by Susy Pilgrim Waters

A Catie Curtis Christmas c & p Catie Curtis 2012
  1. 2000 Miles

(Chrissie Hynde) Hynde House of Hits/EMI Music Publishing (ASCAP)

  1. Baby It’s Cold Outside

(Frank Loesser) Frank Music Corp. (ASCAP)

  1. Song For A Winter’s Night

(Gordon Lightfoot) Warner Brothers Inc. (ASCAP)

  1. Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)

(Ellie Greenwich, Jeff Barry, and Phil Spector) EMI Music Publishing, Trio Music Co., Universal, Abkco Music Inc. (BMI)

  1. Little Drummer Boy

(Katherine K. Davis, Henry Onorati, Harry Simeone) International Korwin Corp, EMI Mills Music Inc. (ASCAP)

  1. Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas

(Hugh Martin, Ralph Blane) EMI FEIST Catalog (ASCAP)

  1. Some Children See Him

(A. Burt, W. Hutson) Hollis Music (BMI)

  1. Go Tell It On The Mountain (Public Domain)
  2. What Child Is This? (Public Domain)
  3. All I Want For Christmas Is You

(Walter Afanasieff, Mariah Carey)
Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Warner/Chappell Music, Inc., Universal Music Publishing Group (ASCAP)

  1. Silver Bells

(Jay Livingston, Ray Evans) Sony/ATV Harmony (ASCAP)

updated: 3 years ago

released 2011

updated: 9 years ago

Hello Stranger

Catie Curtis. Hello Stranger. Compass Records.
When the singer/songwriter movement boomed in the mid-1990s, Catie Curtis
was at its core. A veteran artist with a 15 year career, Curtis has recorded nine
solo albums and has toured with the Lilith Fair as well as Dar Williams and
Mary Chapin Carpenter. Her songs have appeared in numerous television shows
(Dawson's Creek, Felicity, Grey's Anatomy and Alias) and independent films (500
Miles to Graceland, A Slipping Down Life). And in 2009 she was honored to be
selected to perform at the Obama inauguration in Washington D.C.
Over the years, Curtis' many fans have requested stripped down version of her
classic songs, capturing the spirit and intimacy of her live shows. With Hello
Stranger, Curtis achieves that career goal. The album, recorded in Nashville,
features Curtis in the company of a select group of Nashville all-star pickers
including Stuart Duncan (fiddle, mandolin), Alison Brown (banjo), Todd Phillips
(bass), George Marinelli (guitar/mandolin/dobro) and Kenny Malone (percussion)
on re-workings of some fan favorites as well as a few choice covers. Guests
Darrell Scott and Mary Gauthier dropped by for vocal appearances on several
cuts, and the resulting album is reminiscent of Steve Earle's Train A Comin'
project in its intimacy, and shows a side of Curtis' musical persona never before
captured on CD. Highlight tracks include the Curtis chestnut "My Dad's Yard",
the title track "Hello Stranger" (featuring a duet with Mary Gauthier) and a cover
of the Cat Steven's Track Titles s classic "Tuesday's Dead."

updated: 3 years ago

Sweet Life

The new studio album!  This is my 9th CD, and the first recorded in Nashville, Tennessee, with a band of veteran musicians.  I'm really proud of it and I think you're gonna enjoy it.  You can hear all the tracks online at Compass Records (link above).
Produced by Garry West
Guitar: George Marinelli
Bass Guitar: Alison Prestwood
Drums: Shannon Forest
Keyboards: Phil Madeira and Mark T. Jordan
Percussion: Erick Jaskowiak
Background vocals: Andrea Zonn, Ingrid Graudins, Scat Springs and Jon Randall Stewart
Lead Vocal and Acoustic guitar: Catie Curtis

Recorded and Mixed by Erick Jaskowiak

updated: 3 years ago

Long Night Moon

The new CD! Long Night Moon is the full moon in December, that necessary light in the darkest month. LNM can be purchased through Bulletproof, Compass Records, or itunes.

Here's how the reviewer at Amazon describes the CD:

"With a dedicated fan base across the U.S. and Europe and with help from Mary Chapin Carpenter and an impressive roster of seasoned players, Catie Curtis' latest release, Long Night Moon, is one of the most highly-anticipated releases of 2006 for devotés of the singer-songwriter tradition. With ten years of recordings under her belt, the songs on Long Night Moon speak deftly in the voice of a woman who understands fully the joys and frustrations of adulthood without compromising the wit and gentle spirit that have always characterized her work. Backed by a stellar band including John Jennings (Mary Chapin Carpenter), John Sands (Aimee Mann), Mark Rivard (Morphine, Shawn Colvin), Kevin Barry (Paula Cole, Jonatha Brooke). The CD was produced by Lorne Entress."

Featuring: Mary Chapin Carpenter, Kris Delmhorst, Mark Erelli, Erin McKeown and Chris Trapper (The Push Stars).
Produced by Lorne Entress
Mixed by Ben Wisch
All songs by Catie Curtis
(except People Look Around and Passing Through, by Catie Curtis & Mark Erelli)
Photos of Catie by Kelly Davidson
CD Design by Meghan Dewer
Cover painting by Jeanette Staley c2005,
Here's how Jeanette describes the eggs in the cover painting:

"it is an egg next the egg. I have chickens here in VT, all kinds,
arcanas that lay blue eggs, some that lay white and brown eggs and
little bantams that lay these little light pink eggs, i love to paint
them, anyway, that's where the eggs come from. i was thinking of a
friend, she was a quintessential mother, very nurturing to everyone
who knew her..."

Stylist: Ann Kim

updated: 3 years ago

Dreaming In Romance Languages

cover of Dreaming In Romance Languages

released 2004

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©2004 Catie Curtis
Curtis's fifth album is her most musically engaging and her most lyrically risky; despite the sunny, acoustic backdrops, these songs are fairly dark, frequently skeptical portraits of private and public doubt. She pits the deep resilience of humans against life's equally deep violence, stares down love's deceptions, and questions the easy answers of faith, as well as the powers of her own imagination. The angels of "Deliver Me" are broken and covered in mud; the girl in "Red Light" watches a carnival town, as well as her innocence, burn. "I lost my one way ticket home, I'm at a busted telephone," Curtis sings on "Hold On," her finest breakup song, "And I got no way to show you you're not alone." In the end, Curtis's honesty and steadily maturing voice are the consolations that last. --Roy Kasten
Produced by Trina Shoemaker (Sheryl Crow), Tom Dube (Richard Thompson) and Curtis herself, "Dreaming in Romance Languages" is crafted around the dual guitars of Curtis and Kevin Barry (Paula Cole, Holly Cole). "We built the band arrangements around two acoustic guitars," says Curtis, "and doing so helped bring a real focus to the record." Julie Wolf, heartbeat of multiple recordings and tours by Ani DiFranco and Laura Love (herself a character in "Saint Lucy") anchors the groove with infectious keyboard textures. The propulsive mandolin of Jimmy Ryan - he of seminal heroes Blood Oranges - provides gorgeous counterpoint. Backing vocals are by Boston's best: Mark Erelli, Deb Talan, Jennifer Kimball and Kris Delmhorst.

updated: 12 years ago

Acoustic Valentine

Catie went into the studio with John Jennings and recorded this special album just for fans. If features all new acoustic recordings of some of your favorite Catie songs plus "Honest World," a tune only available on this recording.

updated: 3 years ago

My Shirt Looks Good On you

Now a veteran of the New England singer-songwriter scene, Catie Curtis offers her most musically seductive album in 2001. Backed by longtime friends Jimmy Ryan (formerly of the Blood Oranges and one of the most tasteful, compelling players in folk rock), bassist Andrew Mazzone, and young guitar-slinger Duke Levine, Curtis pushes further towards the danceable folk-pop of Shawn Colvin and Sheryl Crow.

updated: 3 years ago

A Crash Course in Roses

cover of A Crash Course in Roses

released 1999

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Nearly every song ultimately discards the dark romance of self pity, turning hard knocks into sounds of promise. This is an album for survivors" -The Boston Globe

A Crash Course in Roses finds Boston-based singer-songwriter Catie Curtis streamlining the sound that made her 1997 self-titled release a critical breakthrough. Eschewing lush string and horn arrangements, she allows her songwriting and singing to take center stage on this 13-song set of midtempo, acoustic-flavored folk-pop. An excellent group of musicians (including Morphine drummer Billy Conway) create an intimate backdrop for Curtis's warm, enticing voice. The spare, no-frills arrangements complement the simple honesty of love songs such as "Gave Me Love" and "Magnolia Street."

updated: 3 years ago

Catie Curtis

Editorial Reviews

Originally released in 1997 on the defunct Guardian label, Catie Curtis's second album marked her arrival as one of the most tuneful and perceptive songwriters of the Lilith generation. Matched with producer Roy Bittan of Bruce Springsteen's E-Street Band, Curtis's songs of emotional and spiritual recovery drew on her background as a social worker and, of all things, a drummer. The beat-savvy layers may be handled by session pro Kenny Aronoff and drum programmer George Black--Curtis does supply pizza box percussion on "I Don't Cry Anymore"--but they blend sympathetically with Curtis's percussive guitar work and Bittan's spacious piano- and mandolin-rich production. Along with Triple-A radio hit "Soulfully" (featured in Dawson's Creek), songs like "River Winding" and "Memphis" suggest a witty and wistful narrative ambition that separates her from her acoustic-aimed peers. --Roy Kasten

updated: 3 years ago

Truth From Lies

Catie's debut major label recording, featuring the much requested songs "Dad's Yard,"
"Radical," and "Troubled Mind."

updated: 3 years ago

From Years To Hours... the early recordings

cover of From Years To Hours... the early recordings

released 1991

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Catie's 2003 Sam the Pug Records re-issue of her first (1991) CD, FROM YEARS TO HOURS (with bonus tracks). It includes live versions of "Fisherman's Blues", "Oops I'm sorry", and a demo of "On the Phone with My Sister."

updated: 10 years ago