Kickstarter campaign for the new album going now! 

I am beyond thrilled to be making a new record with Zachariah Hickman and Sam Kassirer of Josh Ritter's Royal City Band! We'll be working at The Great North Sound Society in my home state of Maine and I am hard at work Kickstarting this project into the world!

Check out the campaign to see why this album is so meaningful to me and see what kind of awesome goodies you can score by preordering before August 4th. Let That Songbird Go Photography prints, an original Shawnee Kilgore painting made just for you, a personalized mix cd of some real deep cuts (I'll give you my full teenage punk catalog so should you wish!). I am so grateful for your help! 

Check out the campaign!



Back to Eden is a finalist in the International Songwriting Competition! 

It's so crazy that this guy was just up for Oscar noms (again) and here he is in a video with little old me! I'm incredibly excited that Joss Whedon's debut music video is a finalist in the International Songwriting Competition, with Tom Waits as one of the judges. I dunno, but I think he's gonna dig it! 

You can vote once per day through April 3rd for the ISC's People's Voice award! So far we're in the lead and I think we can keep it with your help!

YES I want to vote for Back to Eden!

Thanks so much!!!


Shawnee & Joss 

Shawnee Kilgore and Joss Whedon's Back to Eden ~ out now! 

The long awaited EP is finally here! We celebrated with a bang - and a sold out screening of the Back to Eden music video as well as a full band show that rocked many a faces off!!! 


Above photos by

Photo by Michael Hogan

Photo by Carol Kilgore (my mama!!!)

Get your digital download of Back to Eden from wherever you like to get your music, and physical copies from CD Baby. Leave a comment on my Facebook music page about your favorite song(s)! 

The new single is OUT!!! 

We did it! The response to this song has been tremendous and we're so very proud of it. This incredibly gorgeous artwork is from Jeanie Tomanek of Every Woman Art, and was perfect for us. I've been a fan of her work for some time and had a feeling we'd find what we needed with her. I'm excited to continue mixing the record, which is sounding so amazing, and cannot wait to share it with you.

Download Back to Eden on all your favorite music-loving-and-supoorting sites (or at least on all of mine):

iTUnes   CD Baby   Bandcamp

The Kickstarter campaign was a huge success!!! My biggest heartfelt thanks to everyone who has helped this dream record come true. If you missed the deadline but would still like to preorder, click on the Donate button and send $10 for a digital download, $25 for a signed cd, or check out the other exclusive goodies offered via the campaign!

This songbird is forever grateful! Thank you! 


Back to Eden

Shawnee Kilgore and Joss Whedon

This is the long awaited collaboration EP of Shawnee Kilgore and Hollywood director Joss Whedon, who met via Kickstarter in 2014 when Whedon backed her campaign for A Long and Precious Road and earned himself a personalized song.

Big Giant Me was the first single they released that year, and Back to Eden the second in March 2016. The title track also inspired a gorgeous music video, directed by Whedon, including actress Ashley Johnson and Oscar nominated actor Richard Jenkins, to be released after November 8th.
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Previous events

Shawnee Kilgore and Jana Pochop - Backyard at Gruene Livestream

Jana Pochop and Shawnee Kilgore Saturday, June 14 Brunch hours 10:30-12

Get dressed, or don't. Make yourself a Bloody Mary or Mimosa (or don't), and join Jana and Shawnee for brunch in The Backyard.

Stream on The Backyard at Gruene Facebook page.


Corpus Christi Songwriters Quarantine: Virtual "In the Rounds"

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Tune into our Corpus Christi Songwriters Facebook page THIS Sunday for another phenomenal virtual concert, as we invite local and regional songwriters to go LIVE and perform, in 25-minute slots.

7:00pm - Rachel Laven 7:30pm - Wes Collins 8:00pm - Heather Pierson 8:30pm - Boone Holding 9:00pm - Nick Nace 9:30pm - Shawnee Kilgore

We will be collecting “TIPS” (Donations) all night long directly for the performers, via our PayPal ( or Venmo (@ccsongwriters).

Grace Pettis & Friends Weekly Broadcast!

🎶✨ ɢʀᴀᴄᴇ ᴘᴇᴛᴛɪs & ғʀɪᴇɴᴅs ᴡᴇᴇᴋʟʏ ᴡᴇʙᴄᴀsᴛ ✨🎶

Until it's safe to stop social distancing, I'll be sharing songs with friends on Facebook Live every Friday. You're invited!

Fri. May 29 - Shawnee Kilgore Watch Shawnee at 6:30PM, CT: Watch Ray at 8:00PM, CT:

More guests announced soon!

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I have a different special guest webcasting in every week. Check back here for special guest listings and event times (they may vary a bit from week to week). My guest and I each play an hour-long set and split all the tips in the virtual tip jar.

Now that live streaming tips have replaced all live performance income (a big part of how working musicians pay their bills), we're asking for a suggested donation. But feel free to tip whatever you can. If you don't have anything to throw in the tip jar, please join us anyway. Everyone is welcome!

Suggested donation $5

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VENMO: @gracepettis

Thanks for supporting me and my friends. Music is medicine. It keeps me going. I hope I can share a little bit of that medicine with you. See you there!



$5 suggested donation


*CANCELED* The Outsider: Songwriter Spotlight Series

Western Edge, 228 West Main Street, Fredericksburg, TX

Western Edge is Proud to Present “The Outsider” Spotlight Series with Host Stephen K. Morris and his special guest, Shawnee Kilgore.

Join us as we host the KFAN Rebel Radio broadcast of Host, Stephen K. Morris, and “The Outsider” Spotlight Series, live on Wednesdays, at Western Edge!


For more information visit KFAN Rebel Radio


11:59 Songwriting Group

Cactus Cafe, 2247 Guadalupe St, Austin, TX

Dave Madden’s “11:59 Songwriting Group” is back! A group of Austin’s best songwriters were given 8 weeks to complete 4 song assignments. They are an eclectic group: soul, country, jazz, EDM, rock, folk and more. On March 13th, their newest creations will be performed for the first time at the Cactus Cafe. Join us for an intimate night of song and story.

$20 advance, $25 door