Help bring CONNECTIONS to the world!Help bring CONNECTIONS to the world!

Thank you so much for visiting my website. The reaction to “I Know I Know” over this last week has been overwhelming and beautiful. To see so many people interacting with each other and sharing what they’re dealing with … it’s utterly humbling.

I am a completely independent artist. My husband Jamie and I are doing all of this ourselves, out of our little house. We don’t have a record label. We don’t have management. This is a true grass-roots thing that’s happening. It’s overwhelming and it’s amazing and we could not be more grateful.

If you like what we’re doing and you want to help support it, we currently have a fundraiser going on for my upcoming new album CONNECTIONS. Please contribute. We have cute tees and totes that I silkscreen individually by hand, and a bunch of other fun stuff. Whatever I raise I am putting directly back into getting this message out into the world - and we’re donating a portion of all ‘I Know I Know’-related proceeds to the highly-rated Depression & Bipolar Support Alliance. If you want to participate, THANK YOU – see below. You can get on my email list above – I can keep you up to date on the new album that way. Regardless, thanks for being here. It means the world. Love – Shannon

CONNECTIONS is a reflection of the fact that I’m committed to running my life and my career in direct partnership with the community of people who support my music. I do what I do with you and for you, and and I could not do it without you.

Putting out an independent album is a huge undertaking. It takes a bunch of time and a bunch of resources. We are very nearly there with CONNECTIONS, but I’m going to need your help to get it all the way there.

So I’m asking you to please help us by supporting our “Bring CONNECTIONS to the World” fundraiser.

THE FINAL STEPS

1) In the next few weeks, we’ll be finishing production. This is the hands-on “making the record” phase – it’s the most time-intensive and costly part of the process. I would say that by the time we’re finished, we will have invested 40 to 50 hours in the writing, producing, recording, mixing, and mastering of each of the 10 songs on this album. My husband Jamie and I have fronted all the costs ourselves up to this point, but we have a little way to go yet before everything’s complete.

2) After that, the album will go to manufacturing, where the physical product will be produced. As with my previous albums, we’re crafting a really gorgeous package, with deluxe fold-out artwork, photos, and all the lyrics.

3) We’re making a companion book to go along with this album! This is a new thing for me. This book will include writing I’ve done about the meaning behind each song, plus photos from the writing and recording process. But more importantly, it will also have an interactive element, in the form of journal prompts and space for you to write about your own thoughts and experiences related to the topic of each song. This is going to be really cool.
Help bring CONNECTIONS to the world!

OUR GOALS

GOAL 1: The minimum amount we need to raise is $5,000. This will help support us while we finish making the album, and will pay for the final product to be pressed on CD.

GOAL 2: If we’re able to raise $8,000, we’ll also make a retrospective compilation album of all of my early recordings, including never-before-released recordings of the very first demos I made as a solo artist. These are songs that none of you have heard, with the exception of the 12 or so people who came to see me at open mics when I was just starting out in Sacramento back in 2006. This is super-rare and exclusive material, and it won’t be released digitally. It’ll be available only on CD, and I’ll send one to everyone who’s given $20 or more during this presale.

GOAL 3: If we can raise $11,000, we’re going to press CONNECTIONS on vinyl! It’s been a dream of mine to make a vinyl record for the last few years, and since vinyl is making a huge comeback in the physical music market, we want to be a part of it. If we reach this goal, I’ll mail a copy of the vinyl record to everyone who’s contributed $100 or more during the presale.

And GOAL 4: If we can manage to raise $15,000, we will hire a top-flight publicist to help us get the story of CONNECTIONS out to a broader audience. It’s already gotten a viral start with “I Know I Know” … wouldn’t it be amazing to take our message to thousands, maybe millions more people out there who need to hear it?

THANK-YOUS FOR OUR SUPPORTERS

Take a look to the right at the ways in which we’re saying A BIG THANKS to all our supporters.

Any way that you are able to participate in this effort gets us that much closer to our goal. Imagine this: if just 500 people contribute $10, then we’ll meet our minimum goal.

Amazing, right? I think we can do this. So let’s do it.

"I know, I know; I've been there, too."

That's the message of this video and song – the first single from my upcoming…

Posted by Shannon Curtis on Tuesday, April 7, 2015

63 supporters
$3,580 raised toward goal #1: $5,000 by May 5th

THANK-YOU PACKAGES
$10: Soft Copy – CONNECTIONS high-quality MP3 album

+ instant MP3 download of new song ‘I Know I Know’

» 8 supporters!

$20: Tangible Assets – Signed CONNECTIONS CD

+ MP3 album
+ instant MP3 download of new song ‘I Know I Know’

If we reach Goal #2, all packages $20 and up will also include a nearly 80-minute limited-edition retrospective compilation CD of my early material, including a bunch of never-before-released recordings of the very first demos I made as a solo artist!

» 12 supporters!

$40: Represent – Official CONNECTIONS tee or tote bag. Hand silkscreened one at a time by yours truly!

+ one signed CONNECTIONS CD
+ MP3 album
+ instant MP3 download of new song ‘I Know I Know’

» 12 supporters!

$40: Represent – I Know I Know version – Official I KNOW I KNOW tee or tote bag. Hand silkscreened one at a time by yours truly!

+ one signed CONNECTIONS CD
+ MP3 album
+ instant MP3 download of new song ‘I Know I Know’

We are donating a portion of all proceeds from this thank-you package to the Depression & Bipolar Support Alliance.

» 14 supporters!

$75: Tee For Two – TWO signed CONNECTIONS CDs + TWO official CONNECTIONS tees or totes (or one of each) + TWO MP3 albums. Perfect for you and your BFF!

+ instant MP3 download of new song ‘I Know I Know’

» 2 supporters!

$75: Tee For Two – I Know I Know version – TWO signed CONNECTIONS CDs + TWO official I KNOW I KNOW tees or totes (or one of each) + TWO MP3 albums. Perfect for you and your BFF!

+ instant MP3 download of new song ‘I Know I Know’

We are donating a portion of all proceeds from this thank-you package to the Depression & Bipolar Support Alliance.

$100: I Knew Her When – I’ll put your name in the “special thanks” section of the CD liner notes. Bragging rights for life!

+ two signed CONNECTIONS CDs
+ two official CONNECTIONS tees or totes (or one of each)
+ CONNECTIONS companion book/journal
+ MP3 album
+ instant MP3 download of new song ‘I Know I Know’

All packages $100 and up will include the CONNECTIONS companion book/journal. All packages $100 and up will also include a vinyl album if we hit goal #3!

» 10 supporters!

$150: The Lifeline – This one’s for the songwriters & artists, and there are a couple options:

1) Got a song you’re working on that you need some help with? You’ll send me an MP3, I’ll get to know it, and then we’ll do an hour-long Skype consultation and get it whipped into shape!

2) Need some help with house concerts? Let’s do an hour-long Skype session and get you squared away!

+ one signed CONNECTIONS CD
+ one official CONNECTIONS tee or tote
+ CONNECTIONS companion book/journal
+ MP3 album
+ instant MP3 download of new song ‘I Know I Know’
$250: The Corner Office – I’ll give you Executive Producer credit in the CD liner notes. Such power. So influential. Wow.

+ two signed CONNECTIONS CDs
+ two official CONNECTIONS tees or totes (or one of each)
+ CONNECTIONS companion book/journal
+ MP3 album
+ instant MP3 download of new song ‘I Know I Know’

» 2 supporters!

$500: This Song’s For You – I’ll write and record an acoustic personal song just for you, on a topic of your choosing. (AKA ‘the best gift of all time.’)

+ executive producer credit in CD liner notes
+ two signed CONNECTIONS CDs
+ two official CONNECTIONS tees or totes (or one of each)
+ CONNECTIONS companion book/journal
+ MP3 album
+ instant MP3 download of new song ‘I Know I Know’

For more info on personal songs, click here.

$500: Juke Box Hero – I’ll record an acoustic version of a song of your choosing, just for you. Want to hear how well I learned to sing all those Amy Grant songs back in the day? Here’s your chance.

+ executive producer credit in CD liner notes
+ two signed CONNECTIONS CDs
+ two official CONNECTIONS tees or totes (or one of each)
+ CONNECTIONS companion book/journal
+ MP3 album
+ instant MP3 download of new song ‘I Know I Know’
$500: All-Access Pass – I’ll perform a private concert in your home for you and your friends. This is the best.

+ executive producer credit in CD liner notes
+ two signed CONNECTIONS CDs
+ two official CONNECTIONS tees or totes (or one of each)
+ CONNECTIONS companion book/journal
+ MP3 album
+ instant MP3 download of new song ‘I Know I Know’

We will help you choose a good date for your concert in conjunction with our routed tour dates.

» 1 supporter!

$1000: Let’s Make Something Together – This one is special. You’ll come stay at our house in Los Angeles for two days and three nights, and we’ll take on some creative endeavor together for the days you’re here! Maybe you’ll teach me something creative that you know how to do. Maybe you want me to teach you how to silkscreen. Maybe we’ll explore painting or cooking or meditation. Tell me what you’d like to do, and we’ll create something magical together! You’re in charge of getting here – we’ll feed and house you during your stay.

+ executive producer credit in CD liner notes
+ two signed CONNECTIONS CDs
+ two official CONNECTIONS tees or totes (or one of each)
+ CONNECTIONS companion book/journal
+ MP3 album
+ instant MP3 download of new song ‘I Know I Know’
$1000: Songwriter’s Retreat – Are you a songwriter? Or perhaps your kid is starting down that path? Then this one’s for you. You’ll come stay at our house in Los Angeles for two days and three nights. The night you get here, we’ll have a nice meal, hang out, and get to know each other. On day one, you and I will spend the day workshopping one of your songs into prime shape. On day two, my husband Jamie will join us. He’s a producer/engineer who was nominated for Best Producer in last year’s Independent Music Awards. We’ll spend day two with him, recording a high-quality acoustic version of your song in our home studio (the same place where we make all my records). You’re in charge of getting here – we’ll feed and house you during your stay!

+ executive producer credit in CD liner notes
+ two signed CONNECTIONS CDs
+ two official CONNECTIONS tees or totes (or one of each)
+ CONNECTIONS companion book/journal
+ MP3 album
+ instant MP3 download of new song ‘I Know I Know’

If you buy this for a kid, one parent can come too!

$2500: Family Album (EP version) – This is basically personal songs on steroids: I will write and record a 5-song acoustic mini-album (also known as an EP) of personal songs for you, about your life or your family. Who can say that they have a musical family album? You can, that’s who.

+ executive producer credit in CD liner notes
+ two signed CONNECTIONS CDs
+ two official CONNECTIONS tees or totes (or one of each)
+ CONNECTIONS companion book/journal
+ MP3 album
+ instant MP3 download of new song ‘I Know I Know’

LIMITED ITEM: only three of this item available

$5000: Family Album (full-length acoustic version) – I will write and record an full-length 10-song acoustic album of songs for you about your life or your family. This is an amazing way to make an intimate, in-depth document of your journey, your feelings, your hopes, your struggles, or all of the above – we can focus on whatever moves you. With 10 songs to work with, we can really get deep.

+ executive producer credit in CD liner notes
+ two signed CONNECTIONS CDs
+ two official CONNECTIONS tees or totes (or one of each)
+ CONNECTIONS companion book/journal
+ MP3 album
+ instant MP3 download of new song ‘I Know I Know’

LIMITED ITEM: only two of this item available

$15000: Family Album (full-production version) – This is the big one. I will write and record a 10-song full-length album of songs for you as per the above – and then Jamie and I will produce it in the same huge, detailed way that we produce my full-length albums.

THEN: we will get a CD professionally designed featuring images and text that you provide us, and all the lyrics, and we will get a custom run of 50 CDs professionally manufactured at the same plant we use to manufacture my CDs.

This will be an amazing keepsake for the rest of your life – a one-of-a-kind Shannon Curtis album recorded just for you. Please contact me if you have any questions about this one. But yes, it really is as awesome as it sounds.

+ executive producer credit in CD liner notes
+ two signed CONNECTIONS CDs
+ two official CONNECTIONS tees or totes (or one of each)
+ CONNECTIONS companion book/journal
+ MP3 album
+ instant MP3 download of new song ‘I Know I Know’

LIMITED ITEM: only one of this item available

THANK YOU! I couldn’t do any of this without you.