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Name: Catie Curtis                                                               
Born: 1965                                                                       
Catie Curtis (born 1965) is an American singer-songwriter.                       
She was raised in the small city of Saco, Maine, and played her first             
performances there. She was originally a drummer, but later changed instruments   
to acoustic guitar.                                                               
After leaving Saco, she went to Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island.     
While at college, she became involved in the local coffeehouse circuit. At the   
same time, Curtis worked as a waitress and social worker while continuing to     
write and perform.                                                               
She moved to Boston, Massachusetts in the early 1990s, after deciding to make a   
career out of music. She and her partner are married and have two adopted         
Curtis has toured extensively in North America in support of her albums,         
including playing at several festivals, such as the Newport Folk Festival. She   
has also supported, among others, Mary Chapin Carpenter, Dar Williams, Girlyman   
and Bonnie Raitt. She also played on the final Lilith Fair tour.                 
Her songs have featured in Alias, Dawson's Creek, Felicity and Chicago Hope, as   
well as in several independent films. She won the Best Album Award from the Gay   
and Lesbian American Music Awards for her self-titled 1997 album. In 2006, she   
and Mark Erelli won the Grand Prize in the International Songwriting Competition 
for their song People Look Around, a song written in response to the hurricane   
Katrina disaster.                                                                 
A film documentary on Curtis, entitled Tangled Stories, has been directed by     
Robert Millis. An interview with her is also featured on his current affairs     
program, American Microphone.