Why Don't You Stay?
When Shannon Curtis was 5, she danced and sang along to her dad playing 40s-era standards on her family's baby grand. When she was 7, her classical piano teacher told her she played like a boy. When she was 9, she sang into her hairbrush pretending to be Amy Grant. Just out of college, she shirked her pre-med Biology degree and made an earnest effort as the lead singer in a guitar-based rock band. Three years ago she found her piano again, started writing love songs, and quit the band. Since then she says it's been like walking around in an old, comfortable pair of shoes - playing the piano and singing songs about love. The Los Angeles Times describes Shannon as '... a beautiful piano player who sounds like the love child of Fiona Apple and Norah Jones.' Shannon's debut EP, Boomerangs & Seesaws, was released in July 2007 on the tiny Saint Cloud Records label. Her second EP, Paris Can't Have You, was released in March 2008, also on Saint Cloud Records. Shannon's third EP, Why Don't You Stay, was produced in Nashville by Grammy-winning producer Charlie Peacock (Switchfoot, Sixpence None The Richer, Amy Grant), and was mixed in Los Angeles by noted mixer Joe Zook (One Republic, Modest Mouse, Katy Perry). Why Don't You Stay was released in July 2009, again on Saint Cloud Records. Shannon's song 'Before The Sun' was featured on MTV's The Hills in December 2008. Constant touring and placements in TV and film have been building Shannon a devoted following across the country.