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!

Love!

Shawnee 

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!!!

Love,

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 www.hlkfotos.com

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

Austin Empty Bowl Project Annual Summer Concert

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Episcopal Church of the Resurrection , 2200 Justin Ln, Austin, TX

AEBP is pleased to announce the Fourth Annual Summer Concert - JULY 21 - SATURDAY afternoon! We are excited to announce that Adam & Chris Carroll, Grace Pettis and Shawnee Kilgore will be performing! As with previous year's, ALL PROCEEDS will benefit Meals On Wheels Central Texas and Central Texas Food Bank's kids programs!

Jul18

Wonder What Wednesdays with Jana Pochop

The Townsend, 718 Congress Ave, Austin, TX

Shawnee Kilgore will be playing a month of original material without repeating a single song, and just to make things even more interesting she will shy away from anything that's on an album as well. That's five albums worth of material out the window so you get to wonder what the heck she's going to play every week! (Yep, she's nuts.) Come hear the deep cuts, old and new, at a great listening room.

Each week will feature a special guest, who will play one of Shawnee's songs and she will play one of theirs.

$8 advance/$10 door 8-9:30pm

Wonder What Wednesdays with Ben Jones

The Townsend, 718 Congress Ave, Austin, TX

Shawnee Kilgore will be playing a month of original material without repeating a single song, and just to make things even more interesting she will shy away from anything that's on an album as well. That's five albums worth of material out the window so you get to wonder what the heck she's going to play every week! (Yep, she's nuts.) Come hear the deep cuts, old and new, at a great listening room.

Each week will feature a special guest, who will play one of Shawnee's songs and she will play one of theirs.

$8 advance/$10 door 8-9:30pm

Jun15

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

Apr19

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.

Apr6

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.

https://www.facebook.com/events/787028981487287/

Mar19

Saxon Pub

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