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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Previous events


Daisy O'Connor Ether Album Release Party

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Cosmic Coffee & Beer Garden, 121 Pickel Rd, Austin

Join Daisy & band in celebrating the release of their new album, ETHER! Special guests include Shawnee Kilgore, Mike Hidalgo, and Noelle Hampton (of The Belle Sounds)

Free / All Ages before 9pm / Indoor Show


One Hour Till Air

ColdTowne Theater, 4803 Airport Boulevard, Austin

At On Air with Katie Stone, the funniest parts of Late Night television happen before we even go live.

In the spirit of The Larry Sanders Show and 30 Rock, ColdTowne Theater brings you a hillarious sitcom written in real time.

With musical guest Shawnee Kilgore

Art Show with Noëlle Michelle Jewelry and Jean Synodinos Art

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Austin, TX

Shawnee will be showcasing her photography along with Noëlle Hampton's jewelry and art by Jean Synodinos.

Please message for address.


A Songwriters' Farewell to Threadgill's World Headquarters

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Threadgill's , 301 W Riverside Dr, Austin, TX

Featuring 12 to 14 performers who have participated in The House of Songs’ program, this event will honor Threadgill’s World Headquarters (301 W Riverside Dr, Austin, TX 78704) before the venue closes its doors for the final time. Acts will perform a few songs of their own or songs that they have written as part of the songwriting collaborative. As Threadgill’s World Headquarters had played host to The House of Songs’ first events, the evening will be an immensely personal goodbye for The House of Songs and a tribute to the songwriting legacies that have graced the stage.

The evening will be hosted by The House of Songs Manager and Artist Coordinator Graham Weber and confirmed acts for the evening include Matt The Electrician, Ali Holder, Barbara Nesbitt, Daisy O'Connor, Graham Wilkinson, Lesly Reynaga and Sarah Sharp, among others to be announced. Doors for the event will open at 6 p.m. and tickets will be $10. For more information on the event, please see INSERT WEBPAGE/TICKET SITE HERE

“A Songwriters Farewell to Threadgill’s World Headquarters” will also serve as the public launch of one of The House of Songs most recent endeavors, the ATX P2P, which focuses on regional artists collaborating in The House of Songs Austin to create, build a better network and to share audiences.