Jean Rohe and Rachael Kilgour are award-winning songwriters whose lyric-focused work takes an unflinching look at some of the most critical topics of our times. The two musicians connected in 2016 and immediately recognized a kinship in their writing. Both write songs with a rare combination of uncompromising musicality and a concern for storytelling that values both honest personal narrative as well as a sober assessment of the vast, often troubled world beyond the self.
ABOUT RACHAEL KILGOUR
"...a heartfelt slice of master crafted indie folk brimming with the battle-tested capacity to endure the worst in others." -- Billboard
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.
ABOUT JEAN ROHE
“A sure-footed young singer-songwriter,” in the words of The New York Times, Jean Rohe writes one-of-a-kind narrative songs, concerned as much with the internal world as with the external. She is perhaps best known for her aspirational alternative national anthem, National Anthem: Arise! Arise!, which has now been performed by artists across the country and was published last year in the second edition of the popular songbook Rise Up Singing. Equally at home as a solo performer and bandleader/arranger, her award-winning 2013 release Jean Rohe & The End of the World Show found her at the helm of a 7-piece+ ensemble.
Her upcoming record as a bandleader, Sisterly, produced by her long-time collaborator, Liam Robinson (Anaïs Mitchell, Becca Stevens), is a collection of songs about communication and missed connections, and tackles topics from love, lust, and longing to prisons, police violence, migration, and home. She lives in Brooklyn, NY.