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November 16th, 2018

Watch & Listen: Rachael Kilgour’s “Holy Are We” single out TODAY


“Like all good storytellers, her words draw complete attention from its listener—making them eagerly grasp at lyrics to come, and hang on to and cherish what’s already past.” –WXPN The Key


Singer/Songwriter Rachael Kilgour To Release Game Changer Five-Song EP February 1 on NewSong Recordings

First Single/Video “Holy Are We” Out Today

Watch/Share: “Holy Are We”

Tour Dates Confirmed

Hailed as “a heartfelt slice of master crafted indie folk” (Billboard), Minnesota-born, Boston-based singer/songwriter Rachael Kilgour, will release Game Changer, a five-song EP February 1, 2019, on NewSong Recordings. Now available for pre-order, the first single and video, “Holy Are We” was released today.

Recorded at Echo Mountain Recording Studios in Asheville, NC, produced and mixed by Gar Ragland, engineered by Grammy winner Julian Dreyer, and featuring carefully woven string arrangements by Sara Pajunen, Game Changer charts common ground that Kilgour and her listeners have come to share.

Following the success of her 2017 release, Rabbit in the Road, the new EP examines the artist’s first tentative steps into a more hopeful, post-heartbreak existence. With a clear head, Kilgour 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.

“There’s a school of thought that songwriters should work to be more inclusive of the audience,” Kilgour muses. “But I’ve come to feel that the more detail I can bring into a song, the more personal aspects there are, the more listeners can find themselves inside of it. The universality is in the emotion beneath the detail.”

The 2015 grand prize winner of the international NewSong Music Performance & Songwriting Competition and winner of the 2017 Kerrville New Folk Contest, Kilgour 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. She has released four previous recordings Self-Titled (2008), Will You Marry Me? (2011), Whistleblower’s Manifesto (2013) and Rabbit in the Road (2017).



Sat, Nov 17 @ 7:30PM Voices in the Heights

Rachael Kilgour, Belle-Skinner, Robinson Treacher

119 Pierrepont Pl, Brooklyn, NY 11201

Sat, Nov 24 @ 7:00PM Rockwood 3

Rachael Kilgour and Crys Matthews

185 Orchard St, New York, NY 10002

Sun, Nov 25 @ 6:30PM East Rock Concert Series

Rachael Kilgour and Crys Matthews

285 Nicoll St, New Haven, Connecticut 06511


Wed, Nov 28 @ 8:00PM Garnet Rogers at OLS w/Rachael Kilgour,

181 State St, Portland, ME 04101


Thu, Nov 29 @ 7:00PM Garnet Rogers at Red & Shorty’s w/Rachael Kilgour

4 Paul Street, Dover, NH 03820


Sat, Dec 1 @ 8:00PM Rachael Kilgour at Possum Hollow

BeJae Fleming opens

Saint Paris, OH


Fri, Dec 7 @ 8:00PM The Warming House

Rachael Kilgour and Scott Cook

4001 Bryant Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55409


Sat, Jan 5, 2019 @ 7:00PM The Roots Cellar

1219 University Ave SE