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, released January 23rd.
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Previous events

Wildflower Center Tuesday Twilight Series

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Ladybird Johnson Wildflower Center, 4801 La Crosse Ave, Austin, TX 78739

The wildflower center is staying open late every Tuesday from September 3rd through October 29th (excluding October 15th) to bring you happy hours with fall flowers! Grab a date, your mates, or come for some solo solace as the season shifts. Each evening will feature live music, activities, signature cocktails from Tito's Handmade Vodka, tours and more.

Activities are free with admission. Admission is always free for members; join today!

Comedians Interviewing Mucisians

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The Brixton, 1412 E 6th St, Austin, TX

We welcome Shawnee Kilgore to the show streaming live from The Brixton! Part performance, part interview, and always uniquely Austin. Episode 90! Hosted by BeckiJo Neill of Esther's Follies and local stand-up comedian Kim Stacy.

“One of the year's finest albums. With a compelling voice at once uplifting and heartbreaking, delicate and wounded, and with melodies dexterous and irresistible, Kilgore has, in one bold move, established herself as an important presence in folk music. This is a gorgeously crafted work." - Tom Buckley ~ Editor of Texas Music Magazine

The show streams live to the Music Firsthand YouTube channel at 7 PM CT sharp! Following the live stream, our studio audience is treated to a few additional songs and stories!

Free show! RSVP so we know you're coming and to get on our invite list to future concerts.


Texas Women's Music Festival

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2505 Princeton Ave, Austin, TX

The Texas Women's Music Festival is an annual event celebrating the power and diversity of women in music in June in Austin, TX. This year's festival is June 8th 2019 at Lisa and Maurine's 2505 Princeton Ave. Bring friends potluck BYOB

This year's acts include:

3pm - Jana Pochop

3:30 - Shawnee Kilgore

4pm - Jamie Taylor

4:30 - Kate Howard

5pm - Harriet Reynolds

5:30 Meg Barnhouse

6pm - Kiya Heartwood

6:30 - Nancy Scott

7pm - Lisa Litman and Millie Marlow

7:30pm - Gail March

8pm - The Therapy Sisters


Full Band Show!

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One2One Bar, 1509 S. Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX

A Shawnee Kilgore full band show is almost as rare as hens' teeth! Come on down for happy hour at one of Austin's finest venues and catch your favorite Shawnee songs like you've never heard them (or maybe just not in a really long time).

6:30-8pm $7