The vivid songwriting of Catie Curtis combines insightful lyrics with addictive melodies and energy. Catie's recordings (released on EMI, Rykodisc, Vanguard and Compass), engaging live shows and impressive touring career (in the US and Europe) have earned her rave reviews and wide recognition. Her songs have been featured on Dawson's Creek, Felicity, Alias, Chicago Hope, and Grey's Anatomy, as well as in several independent films.
She's toured extensively with Mary Chapin Carpenter and with the original Lilith Fair. Catie was named grand prize winner of the International Songwriting Competition, for her song "People Look Around", co-written with Mark Erelli. In January 2009 she performed at the Human Rights Campaign's official Obama inaugural ball. In 2010, she performed at the White House. Catie is recording a brand new CD of new material in January, which will be released in the summer of 2011.
Here’s a recent note from Catie:
On Monday, December 13th I performed at the White House! It was an indescribable thrill that I will never forget -- and in the same week as the repeal of Don't Ask Don't Tell.
Wow, what a week! Today, 7 days after my performance, I am releasing a holiday EP called "'Twas the Night before the White House," a recording of the holiday songs that were part of my set, performed with the band from the show at the White House. (Go to the "music" section of www.CatieCurtis.com to download it now, $5 for 5 tracks!) The night before our show, we came together to rehearse at the Liaison Hotel in Washington, DC. It wasn't long before we realized that something very special was happening.
I said "we should make a holiday CD, and I wish we could do it right now!" To which John Jennings (guitarist and music producer) said, "I'll make a call." The next thing we knew, we were putting a wrap on a recording at 2:00 in the morning at Bias Studio in Northern Virginia. We hope you will enjoy this as much as we enjoyed creating it with joyful hearts and a lot of laughter, deep in to the cold, quiet night of winter. The EP features Ingrid Graudins on harmony vocals (and in the duet with me on "Baby It's Cold Outside"), Elana Arian on violin & harmonies, and John Jennings on guitar & harmonies.
In other news, I am launching an exclusive offer through gayweddings.com to marry you... and your partner! Don't be confused-- check out the site or the video!
And finally, it looks like I will be recording my new CD in JANUARY instead of DECEMBER.
Stay tuned for more news here...
See you out there,
Catie Curtis performs with Edie Carey on Saturday, January 22nd at 7PM at the Iron Horse in Northampton. Tickets are available at Northampton Box Office, 413-586-8686, and online at IHEG.com.