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23 Dedham Avenue
Needham, MA 02492

Saturday, May 11, 2024

General: $30

Students & Seniors: $27

Online Broadcast: $30

Catie Curtis first played Homegrown in November 1990, when she opened for Brooks Williams. The audience reaction to her set guaranteed that she would return to our stage as the headliner in December 1991. Our audience loved her from the start, and she performed here almost every season for the next 7 years.

Catie seeks the everyday details that let you see your own life in her songs. So many people have told her that her songs are like companions, soundtracks for their lives. In her 90’s gay-rights classic, “Radical”, she sang, “I’m not being radical when I kiss you/And I don’t love you to make a point.” Her open expression of her lesbian identity helped others through their own difficult journey to openness.

For many years, Catie toured full-time in the US and Europe, releasing 14 recordings and selling over 250,000 CDs (not to mention streaming and downloads). She has recorded for major and for independent labels, collaborating with some of the finest musicians and producers in the country. Before the pandemic, she continued to play shows for a legion of fans who shared stories with her at the merch table night after night. Her songs have been featured in films and tv shows, and she performed several times at the White House during the Obama administration.

In 2017, Catie left the road and began training to become a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. She is now in private practice as an LMFT with an office in Newton, MA. She seeks a balance between her work as a therapist and an artist. “I still need and want to create music. Writing is still how I make sense of my life and the world around me. I still love getting out to play shows and connect with people.” Her many fans would say that it’s a sentiment that is important to them, too.