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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  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


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

 —  — 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 by January 20th to reserve your spot and be forwarded the address. Once we receive 35 RSVPs we will start a waiting list.


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.


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.


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!


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!