Tuesday, April 11, 2017
I have been expecting a long period of discernment, figuring what's next for me, since I announced in November that this tour is my "final outing." Well guess what... it happened faster than I thought! I just took a full-time job with Greater Boston PFLAG! (www.gbpflag.org) and will be starting within weeks! I am so excited to do the meaningful work of educating and advocating around LGBTQ issues! As I approach this new chapter in my life, I want to thank all of you who have supported me as an artist over these past 25 years. It has been freakin' amazing. I’ll still write and record, but I won’t be making my living on the road because I’m just done with the constant traveling—if you’ve worked a job that requires travel you might know what I mean!
And BY THE WAY it’s not over yet! I am still playing shows on my “final outing” tour, through Sept 4. The tour finale is at the Bread and Roses Festival in Lawrence, MA on Labor Day! This week I’m in Florida, playing in Key West, Sarasota, St. Pete and Pembroke Pines from April 5-8. In the weeks following I’ll be in Maine, Connecticut, New Hampshire and Massachusetts. And I’ve got ONE MORE Northwest run, to Seattle, Bend and Portland on the weekend of May 19-21. Click here for all upcoming tour dates: http://www.catiecurtis.com/calendar/
She also sells most of my previously released titles and has reduced the price on all the other titles in my catalog to $10!
Amazon Digital: http://a.co/ck6ZzVr
Google Play: http://bit.ly/2htP5PX
Those who pre-ordered it on Kickstarter are telling me it’s their new favorite! It’s my new fave too, and a perfect bookend to Truth From Lies, from the mid-90’s.
I started a private group on Facebook that I welcome you to join! It’s called the Make Stuff Up Club with Catie Curtis. I give regular writing prompts (at least 3 a week), and we all reply in the comments with our responses! For example, every Friday we do haikus. One Friday they were about favorite beverages. You can imagine the range of poems about everything from water and chai tea to whiskey. For me, it’s as much fun reading the responses as it is writing! You can write as much or as little as you want. I find that making stuff up on a regular basis keeps my little light going! And it’s free!
Join us here: Make Stuff Up Club
Imagine having the time to be creative with no other distractions … all meals are prepared and dishes done for you. Come to our retreat! You will get used to being pampered. We lead daily workshops that prompt your writing in a playful way. We offer feedback sessions and song circles. You’ll enjoy the lush nature found on gorgeous Robinhood Cove, Georgetown Island ME. No experience or skill is required. We welcome everyone with love for music and a desire to be creative in a safe space. The 5th Anniversary of “Catie at the Cove” is July 25th-30th, 2017. The retreat is co-facilitated by the effervescent and talented Jenna Lindbo. Go to http://catiecurtis.com/about/retreats to find out more, and apply!
I WANT TO MARRY/CELEBRATE YOU
Are you engaged? Considering getting engaged? Wondering how to make your day special? When I marry you, I help to write the service, put together the prose and flow of the day and of course, help to choose songs that feel right to you. I officiate the ceremony, and play music as well. I also play milestone anniversary parties (often as a surprise guest!) and birthday celebrations. Write to me (firstname.lastname@example.org) for more info.
I look forward to connecting with you all in one way or another—at a show, a retreat, a private event, or online!
PS In case you missed the original announcement about going off the road, here it is: