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

Well I'll be damned, I produced a record. 

Did that really happen? 

This was definitely one of those trips I knew would swirl around in a hazy daze as soon as it was over. The highest highs are the hardest to come down from and I've done my best upon my return from LA to be gentle and simply let myself take it easy and be really, really proud of what I've done. 

So here went the timeline: 

March 2014 - Joss Whedon backed my Kickstarter campaign for A Long and Precious Road 
April 2014 - Campaign ended and we began emailing about the personalized song I was to write for his reward 
A week later - song was in progress but a whole different set of spin off lyrics were inspired and sent my way 
A day later - Big Giant Me was born, and the decision to keep writing together was made 
August 2014 - Big Giant Me was released as a single from the now upcoming 6-song EP we planned to make 
Later that day - we had our first telephone conversation  
February 2015 - We met for the first time 
January 2016 - I flew to LA and we made a record

That's Sara Watkins in the top corner! Swooooooooooon!

You can see this was a long time coming! I was feeling so anxious for it to hurry up and happen already, but now I'm so incredibly grateful that it didn't. I'm much more ready than I would have been a year ago, and definitely feel that we're right on time.

In the studio Joss and I were an interesting mix. He clearly has a ton of experience directing people, but has never made a record. I have a lot of experience making records but had never been in such an active position of manning the ship. We did really well together. There were afternoons when he had to leave and it was all on me. The guys started calling me Boss, including him. I knew I was earning it, and it felt good. 

The true soul of the songs were all discovered, and uncovered, as we went and it was just magical. I started getting good at hearing my gut instinct and acting on it, reinforced by the fact that amazing things happened when I did. We still had one very unfinished song by the time our last day in the studio rolled around, and we managed to make it happen, making the final lyrical tweaks between takes in the sound booth.


I will soon be able to share video footage of this with you, which was such a tremendous blessing. My friend Chris Fuller did an amazing job capturing photographic moments, capturing us, and on that last day capturing our creative process as we went through it. All photos shown here are his.

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

Jan18

Rowe House Show with Jacob Metcalf, Anna Tivel and Garrett Owen

Rowe House, 1209 Lausanne, Dallas, TX

Rowe House Show with Jacob Metcalf, Anna Tivel, Garrett Owen, and Shawnee Kilgore.

Doors at 6pm, show at 6:30pm. Suggested $15 donation. No one turned away. All welcome.

Jan15

House Concert with Anna Tivel

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Norman, Oklahoma

House Concert in the Vineyard with Anna Tivel, 6:30pm-9:30pm

3333 Wauwinet Way, Norman, OK

POTLUCK DINNER at the break in the music. Please bring a dish or dessert to share. BYOB (water and tea will be provided.)

Seating is limited, so RSVP by Jan 13th: 405-209-4800 or 405-706-4800

Interested kids over the age of 14 are welcome.

Suggested donation is $15 - $20. All donations and CD sales go directly to the musicians.

Jan7

Will's Farewell Show

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

Will is moving to England! Tons of special guests will be sending him off, including:

Shawnee Kilgore Daisy O'Connor Alyse Black Rob Cooperman Thick Red Wine A Very Special Shy One Horse Reunion (feat. Wes Davis, A.J. Seidner, and Chris Taylor)

and more to be announced!

Dec17

Lemon Lounge Holiday Market

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

Let That Songbird Go Photography will have a booth at the market this month. Come see the world through the eyes of Shawnee and support your local artists this holiday season!