Shannon Curtis, extraordinary singer, songwriter, recording artist and author discusses her successful concept of House Concerts. Shannon was featured in our video Spotlight a few weeks ago to great response!
Shannon Curtis is an artist who works as a songwriter, singer, storyteller, speaker, and author. Her eighth studio album, entitled And Her Whisper Becomes a Storm, is out June 19th, 2020.
The album is a meditation on the deeply personal and potentially world-changing power in doing the next right thing — from listening to the quiet truths inside ourselves, to speaking our dreams out loud, to harnessing courage in small steps, to coalescing with others on the path and becoming a collective force for good.
Working with her producer husband Jamie Hill, Curtis has recorded a full-length studio album each year for the last 8 years.
Curtis’s 2016 record, Creationism, debuted on Nielsen’s Top New Artists Albums chart. It was the follow-up to 2015’s album Connections, for which Curtis received international attention when the video for its first single, “I Know I Know,” went viral on Facebook. That video has been viewed more than 5 million times to date. On the strength of that momentum, Curtis gave a TEDx talk in 2015, in Arlington, VA.
Curtis and Hill’s unique community-driven house concert touring format typically takes them on extensive nationwide house concert tours each year. Their 2014 how-to book about the house concert method that they pioneered debuted at #1 on Amazon’s Music Business Best Sellers list. They are popular speakers on the topic at music industry conferences, and they routinely mentor other artists on house concert touring and DIY business.
In 2020, coronavirus social-distancing measures necessitated that Curtis and Hill further innovate in the house concert space, and led to their first-ever Virtual Summer House Concert Tour. The concerts they perform in their basement studio in Tacoma, Washington, are streamed out as private online gatherings for their house concert hosts and guests.