Behind the Music

A podcast for musicians, aspiring musicians, or those who just love music. Singer, songwriter, and host Laura Powers interviews musicians and those affiliated with the music business to provide inspiration, insights, and tools for those who are in work in music. For more information on Laura Powers, you can go to her website

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House Concerts with Shannon Curtis

Updated a long time ago.

Shannon Curtis writes songs and stories, and performs them as a dynamic one-woman-and-keyboard show. She makes records with her husband, producer Jamie Hill, with a cinematic artpop sound.
And the two of them set out every year to deliver Shannon’s songs to audiences across the continent, wrapped up in intimate experiences with a powerfully punk aesthetic. They’re currently in the midst of their 6th annual house concert tour, this year stopping in 70 backyards and living rooms all over North America. Each show is a community-driven effort, hosted by someone who supports the music Shannon and Jamie make, for the host’s local community of friends and neighbors. The astonishing success of the house concert model they invented (and continue to perfect with each tour) led them to write a book about it — No Booker, No Bouncer, No Bartender: How I Made $25,000 on a 2-Month House Concert Tour (And How You Can Too) — which debuted at #1 on Amazon’s Music Business Bestsellers List in 2014. Shannon and Jamie are passionate about teaching their model to other artists, so that those artists can develop and grow their own career-sustaining communities of supporters. Learn more about Shanoon on her website., or follow her on Twitter @shannoncurtis and Facebook and Instagram @shannoncurtismusic. You can connect with Laura at, on Facebook @thatlaurapowers, on Twitter @thatlaurapowers, and on Instagram @laurapowers44.