Hear every single song that I write!! 

This is the coolest thing ever you guys! I have finally found a way to share way more of my creative output with you. I write a brand new song every week, did you know?? And now you have the chance to hear every single one of them - for better or worse! (Knock on wood but so far they've mostly been for the better!)

I made a video to explain how you can be in my super awesome Song a Week Club, and please visit my Patreon page as well to see what it's all about. As I write this we're already 1/3 of the way to my first milestone - and bonus reward for you! Life is so freaking cool :)

Folk Gals for Flood Relief! 

These amazing gals, Daisy and Ashley Monical, and I teamed up with Concert Window last night and raised almost $600 for flood relief in Wimberley, TX! I'm feeling so humbled and overwhelmed by the amazing support shown, for us and for the folks who suffered big time this week, losing homes and, for some, loved ones. 

For more information on how you can help please visit: http://barnabasconnects.org/wimberley-flood-2015/  - or - http://gofundme.com/vn426e4

A Long and Precious Road is off to the press!!! 


Wow, I finally made it!!! This record is aptly named.....this has been a Journey, with a capital J. I feel like I faced so much more of myself with this record than any other, and that was trying at times. I had a bigger vision for this one, a bigger vision for myself, and therefore everything really, really mattered. There was no half-assing, no "that's good enough" when it wasn't, no hurrying. And oh my god I wanted to hurry!!! To say I'm more proud of this record than any other I've done is, like, not even talking about the same thing. This record feels like the birth of my true self, the emerging of a light that I've kept hidden in the shadows, the surrender to a song that I will never stop singing. It's truth; it's my truth. And when all is said and done, that's what we have.

Thank you for your patience if you had it (and the keeping quiet of it if you didn't! :). This thing is finally real, and I think my good friend Ray Prim probably said it best: "Praise baby geezus!!!"

My praise and gratitude to every one of you. The long and precious road continues...

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, released January 23rd.
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  1. 1 Unforgiven 03:42 Info Buy
  2. 2 Big Giant Me 03:29 Info Buy
  3. 3 Three Legged Dog 03:48 Info Buy
  4. 4 Back to Eden 05:04 Info Buy
  5. 5 Break the Skin 03:06 Info Buy
  6. 6 Love Song 04:31 Info Buy

Previous events


Nanci Griffith Tribute

Cactus Cafe, 2247 Guadalupe St, Austin, TX

Shawnee Kilgore, Nichole Wagner, Graham Weber, Terry Klein, Brian Pounds, Libby Koch, Jana Pochop, Heather Miller, B Sterling Archer, Devin Jake, Scott Martin, Matt Harlan, Mark Abrahams, Chris Ritter

Songs for the Trees Fundraiser

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Lemon Lounge, 908 E 5th St, Austin, TX 78702

Join us for a night of Songs for the Trees, as 8 local singer-songwriters perform original songs and covers relating to trees. Hosted by the Lemon Lounge, a pop-up music venue in East Austin, proceeds will benefit TreeFolks and the Lemon Lounge. A $25 ticket includes the songs and two drink tickets.

Artists include Shawnee Kilgore, Eric Gerber, Paper Moon Shiners, Johann Wagner, Lisa Kettyle, Thais Perkins, and Raina Rose.

Thank you to our sponsor Cypress Real Estate Advisors, and in-kind sponsors Austonian Whiskey, and Moontower Cider Company!

Look at Miss Ohio: Gillian Welch and David Rawlings Tribute

The Saxon Pub, 1320 S Lamar, Austin, TX 78704

Ordinary Elephant Beth//James Dawn & Hawkes Carson Mchone Sam Kossler I am Bearwood Warm Sugar Tate Mayeaux Beth Chrisman Brian Pounds Miranda Dodson Brian Douglas Phillips Daisy O'Connor Jeff Hortillosa Shawnee Kilgore Chris Beall Terry Klein Nichole Wagner Garner Sloan Ali Holder


Songwriting Workshop with Colin Gilmore and Shawnee Kilgore

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MODE Music Studios, 3805 Delridge Way SW, Seattle, WA 98106

Shawnee Kilgore and Colin Gilmore travel from Austin, TX to MODE to share their combined years of songwriting experience. Learn how to overcome writer's block, open up to the muse and quiet your inner critic.


First Friday Art Walk

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Art.work Austin, 201 E 5th, Suite 101, Austin, TX

Downtown Austin’s independent art spaces are teaming up to bring you First Friday Art Walk, a special night designed to celebrate the Austin arts community! Enjoy extended hours, special performances, live music, art giveaways, drinks and bites at some of Austin’s most up and coming downtown art venues.

Hosted by TWYLA, OLA Gallery, Den Property Group and Art.Work Austin, First Friday Art Walk is a night to foster friendships between locals, artists and the downtown businesses that support them.



Saxon Pub

Austin Bergstrom International Airport, 3600 Presidential Boulevard, Austin, TX


BuckJack Presents Anna Tivel & Shawnee Kilgore

Austin, TX

BuckJack presents will open the doors at 4:30 on Sunday, January 21st to welcome Anna Tivel and Shawnee Kilgore! Please join us for a pot luck and socializing from 4:30-6:00 with music beginning at 6:00. There is a $10-$15 suggested donation with all of the money going to the artists.

We only have room for 35 people max so if you would like to join us please RSVP at buckjackpresents@gmail.com by January 20th to reserve your spot and be forwarded the address. Once we receive 35 RSVPs we will start a waiting list.