Rachael Kilgour’s music is sincere and lyric-driven, both brave and humane. Her voice reflects a deep emotional connection to personal and social truths. Kilgour’s writing and delivery cut deep, with resolute simplicity. From her earlier work chronicling her life as a young parent in a same-sex partnership and addressing sociopolitical issues, to the aftermath of her divorce and the painful journey she illuminates, she found solace in songwriting and she delivers clarity to her listeners. With a clear head, she touches on the complicated nature of romance and relationship, sets up a stunning defense of queer love, and reassesses her priorities as a citizen of a changing wider world.
Rachel was the 2015 grand prize winner of the esteemed international NewSong Music Performance & Songwriting Competition, and winner of the 2017 Kerrville New Folk Contest. She has been featured at NYC’s Lincoln Center, at The Kennedy Center in Washington D.C. and by the ASCAP Music Cafe at the Sundance Film Festival.
Billboard called her music “…a heartfelt slice of master crafted indie folk brimming with the battle-tested capacity to endure the worst in others.” The Acoustic Stayaway calls her your next favorite performer. She connects to the heart.
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