...a heartfelt slice of master crafted indie folk brimming with the battle-tested capacity to endure the worst in others.”

Chris Payne, Billboard

Rachael Kilgour

Rachael Kilgour is a Minnesota-born, Boston-based songwriter and performing artist whose sincere, lyric-driven work bravely walks the line between personal and political. The 2015 grand prize winner of the esteemed international NewSong Music Performance & Songwriting Competition and 2017 winner of the Kerrville New Folk Contest, Kilgour has been featured at NYC’s Lincoln Center, The Kennedy Center in Washington D.C. and by the ASCAP Music Cafe at the Sundance Film Festival.

Kilgour’s third album, Rabbit in the Road, was released March 3rd, 2017 on NewSong Recordings. It was produced by Catie Curtis, engineered by Crit Harmon and mixed by Gar Ragland at Echo Mountain Recording Studios in Asheville, NC. The album takes an intimate and often painful look at the failed marriage and loss of family. Kilgour’s writing and delivery cut deep, with resolute simplicity. Sorrow, rage, resilience, and compassion exist side by side within a series of honest and memorable melodies. The collection of work stands tall on a foundation of vulnerability and opens the door to moments of profound connection. 


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Rachael Kilgour 

Gar Ragland, NewSong Recordings 

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