THIS THURSDAY: Jerry Perry Presents Shannon Curtis featuring Parie Wood!
Shannon Curtis has been playing in her current “dream pop” style since about 2007; before that she “had blonde and pink hair and fronted a Sacramento-based rock band called Paradigm.” She’s now based in LA and gaining worldwide attention for the hypnotic songs she writes with her producer/mixer husband Jamie Hill. Curtis recognizes the transformation her music has undergone: “When I began performing solo on piano, some of my music had the feel of a throw-back to the standards my dad used to play on our family piano growing up,” she said. “But then a couple of years ago, I started writing on the vintage Rhodes and Wurlitzer we have in our home studio, which contributed to a shift in my songwriting style. And not long after that I started collaborating more with my husband, Jamie Hill, in the production of the material who introduced synth, drum machine, and ambient textures to my songs.”
Curtis has released 3 EPs, and one acoustic LP over the last 4 years, all on the small independent label Saint Cloud Records. Curtis’s songs “Boomerangs & Seesaws” and “Before the Sun” have been featured on ABC Family’s Pretty Little Liars and MTV’s The Hills, respectively. “It’s nifty to have songs featured on TV, especially when a song is featured prominently enough in a show for people to seek it out on iTunes, or find me on Twitter or Facebook,” said Curtis. “And then there’s the added bonus of actually getting performance royalties on those broadcast songs, which is super helpful with paying the rent!”
Curtis is currently on a 50-date US tour that consists entirely of house shows, except for the show at Bows!
Local artist Parie Wood is only about 17, but she’s gotten more attention from the local music scene than many musicians twice her age. In the past year or two, she’s been featured in local publications like SN&R and performed at dozens of shows–including at Bows. When she performs, it’s hard to believe she’s so young–her style and voice evoke an old soul. “My musical style is folk punk,” she said. “While I have artists that undeniably influence my music like Bob Dylan and Paul Simon, the thing that influences my music the most is personal experience. I write about things I live. If I can’t say what I mean, I sing it.” Shannon Curtis herself said she was a “big fan” of Wood’s, and she can’t wait to share the stage with her.
Wood recently released her first EP, “Manifest”, which is now available on iTunes and DIG music.
Show starts at 8
$8 Door Charge