Shannon Curtis: After Two Popular Indie EP Releases, "The Love Child of Fiona Apple and Norah Jones" Taps Her Fan Base to Help Fund Her Latest EP, `Why Don`t You Stay?` Which Was Produced in Nashville by Grammy Winner Charlie Pe

Thu Jul 9, 2009 8:43pm EDT

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The Los Angeles-Based DIY Singer Songwriter, Whose Track "Before The Sun"
Appeared On MTV`s "The Hills," Performed 125 Shows Across the U.S. in 2008


LOS ANGELES--(Business Wire)--
After releasing two well-received EPs, Boomerangs & Seesaws (2007) and Paris
Can`t Have You (2008) on her own independent label Saint Cloud Records,
singer-songwriter Shannon Curtis (www.shannoncurtis.net) was starting to live
the dream that every DIY artist aspires to. 

The multi-talented performer the Los Angeles Times once called "a beautiful
piano player who sounds like the love child of Fiona Apple and Norah Jones" had
her song "Before The Sun" placed on MTV`s hit show "The Hills." She was also
building an immense following by playing shows all across the U.S. In 2008
alone, she did 125 gigs and racked up 40,000 miles on her VW Jetta. 

Curtis has become a must see live attraction in cities like L.A., San Francisco,
Boulder, Washington, D.C. and her longtime hometown of Sacramento, where she
launched her career as the lead singer of the pop group Paradigm.

No matter how far she had gotten on her own, she had visions of finally breaking
through to wider scale success when Grammy winning producer Charlie Peacock
called and said he wanted to helm her next recording. 

The Nashville-based Peacock, who has worked with everyone from Switchfoot and
Amy Grant to Sixpence None The Richer and Audio Adrenaline, heard her
bittersweet ballad "Boomerangs & Seesaws" on MySpace and told her he loved it. 

This unexpected connection led to the recording of her latest EP, Why Don`t You
Stay? which was produced at Peacock`s studio with some of Music City`s biggest
session musicians and mixed in L.A. by renowned mixer Joe Zook (One Republic,
Modest Mouse, Katy Perry). 

Strapped for cash, the ever resourceful artist decided to take a bold step and
put out the word to her friends, family and finally, her fans (including her
3,000 strong email list) that she needed their help to finance the project;
ultimately, she raised close to $5,000. 

Curtis will be performing over 30 dates this summer everywhere from L.A. to
Nashville, Memphis, Cleveland, Chicago and New York City. 



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