Rooftop terrace at the Sunset Tower Hotel! 



Well, it was a pretty eventful week as far as weeks go for me! I spent a long weekend in LA with this gentleman, Joss Whedon, checking out studios at which to record our EP in January. It was stupid fun. I made it to the hotel with just enough time to dress myself proper and head back out to a party honoring Drew Goddard, who wrote the screen play for The Martian, on the rooftop terrace of the Sunset Tower Hotel on the strip. Whaaaaaaaaaat.  


AND (more importantly) through recommendations of good friends we found Ocean Studios in Burbank, of which I said to Joss after we left, "If we got to record there I would feel like a princess..." The space is beyond beautiful, really top notch, and I'm excited to work hard and bring my A game, which I must. Part of the beauty of life is a good challenge here and there. I'm in!

And then Joss Whedon shot me (with a camera) 


It was super fun having Joss here for a few days to work on our project! We got to do a podcast with the amazingly badass Elizabeth McQueen at KUTX which will be airing soon, and we even made an impromptu music video! Because why not. It's what he does, and it's what I do. It's a newer song of mine called Little America. Take a look

                                                   Photo by Joss Whedon

                                                   I was a harsh task master!!!

A Long and Precious Road available for pre-order! 



I'm soooooooo happy to announce that after a very Long and Precious Road indeed the new album is now available for pre-order!!! Get immediate downloads of three of the tracks and help build the buzz for the official release date, August 18th! I'm learning how this works, and all the pre-sales get tallied up and counted all at once as sales for the release week, which gets reported to the people who are in charge of The Charts and all that. Show them you're excited! I certainly am!
 

“One of the year’s finest albums. With a compelling voice at once uplifting and heartbreaking, delicate and wounded, and with melodies dextrous 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, Texas Music Magazine

 

The Songbird Society ~ Week 2! 



We have passed the first milestone goal! With flying colors and wings! Thank you!!!

The second weekly video of the Songbird Society has been posted, called My Heart Will Be. Society members got a download of it last Thursday, and tomorrow morning I will be posting another brand new song for download, called Drunk on June, which I let slip early to a friend and has already earned itself an interest in being covered as well as a middle finger from a rather legendary Austin songwriter. I know the feeling - it was quite the compliment!!! It's a fun one that I'm excited for you to hear! ;)

To join the Songbird Society and get a download of a brand new Shawnee Kilgore tune every week visit me at www.patreon.com/shawneekilgore

 

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
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  2. 2 Big Giant Me 03:29 Info Buy
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  3. 3 Three Legged Dog 03:48 Info Buy
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  4. 4 Back to Eden 05:04 Info Buy
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  5. 5 Break the Skin 03:06 Info Buy
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  6. 6 Love Song 04:31 Info Buy
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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!

Wonder What Wednesdays with Ray Prim

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

Aug1

Wonder What Wednesdays with Jon Dee Graham

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