|Rachael Kilgour||Rabbit in the Road|
Rachael Kilgour — Rabbit in the Road (3 March 2017)
Δ• THE FOLK SINGER RACHAEL KILGOUR WEARS HER HEARTACHE ON HER SLEEVE, AND IN DOING SO REASSURES OTHERS GOING THROUGH SIMILAR STRIFE.
Δ• Rabbit in the Road is the third soon~to~be released album from Rachael Kilgour, the 2015 grand prize winner of the esteemed international NewSong Music Performance & Songwriting Competition. A study in the complexities of grief and transformation, the album takes an intimate and often painful look at a failed marriage and the loss of family. Kilgour’s writing and delivery cut deep, with resolute simplicity. Δ• 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 unwavering vulnerability. © Gary Apert. Rachael Kilgour, Club Passim, Oct 9 2016
Location: Asheville, NC
Album release: 3 March 2017
Record Label: New Song Recordings
01. You’re Through 2:05
02. Deep Bruises 4:13
03. Ready Freddie 3:57
04. Up From Down 4:48
05. Still My Wife 3:43
06. Don’t Need Anyone 4:26
07. Rabbit in the Road 3:43
08. Mama 4:31
09. Hit by a Bus 4:34
10. I Pray 3:43
11. Break Wide Open 3:37
Δ• All songs written by Rachael Kilgour
Δ• Rachael Kilgour — Lead and Harmony Vocals, Acoustic Guitar
Δ• Duke Levine — Electric and Nylon Guitar
Δ• Jamie Edwards — Keyboard/Synth
Δ• Brad Hatfield — Keyboard/Synth
Δ• Richard Gates — Bass
Δ• Jim Gwin — Drums
Δ• Paul Wright — Cello
Δ• Catie Curtis — Harmony Vocals
Δ• Gar Ragland — Drums, Percussion, Synths, Mellotron, Piano
Δ• Engineered by Crit Harmon, Clay Miller and Jim Georgeson
Δ• Produced by Catie Curtis, Gar Ragland and Crit Harmon
Δ• Mixed by Gar Ragland at Echo Mountain Recording Studios
Δ• Mastered by Michael Hynes, Nomatic Studio
Δ• Photography by Graham Tolbert
Δ• Illustration by Sarah Holst
Δ• Graphic Design by Elliot McAllister © 09 08 2016. Photo credit: Darial Sneed
BY JONATHAN FRAHM, 27 February 2017
Δ• Minnesotan singer~songwriter Rachael Kilgour’s newest music is born from the rollercoaster that followed an excruciating divorce. Before Rabbit in the Road, all of her previous work focused on marrying in her early 20s and living as a young step~parent in a same~sex relationship, deftly chronicling all of the ignorance on behalf of the religious, governmental, and just plain ignorant against her family.
Δ• Here, Kilgour is once again writing and performing songs focusing on her life, but now in the profundity of losing love and learning to love oneself again. Following the greatest betrayal she has known, Kilgour bears her bruises in captivating fashion. Throughout the heartache, she is unafraid to lean on her support system to regain her confidence, and in doing so reassures others going through similar strife.
Δ• “A heartfelt slice of master crafted indie folk, brimming with the battle~tested capacity to endure the worst in others. There’s a steadfast confidence to her voice, which lingers around the guitar and keystrokes like smoke above a dying fire.” — Billboard
Δ• “Rachael Kilgour writes lyrics that you want to hold onto forever.” — Impulse Magazine
Δ• Rabbit in the Road is the third, soon~to~be~released album from Rachael Kilgour, the 2015 grand prize winner of the esteemed international NewSong Music Performance & Songwriting Competition.
Δ• A study in the complexities of grief and transformation, the album takes an intimate and often painful look at a failed marriage and the loss of family.
Δ• 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.
Δ• Booking — Rachael Kilgour firstname.lastname@example.org
Δ• Publicity — Amanda Dissinger at Terrorbird email@example.com
Δ• Licensing — Scott Cresto, Music Alternatives firstname.lastname@example.org
Δ• Label — Gar Ragland at NewSong Recordings email@example.com
Δ• JONATHAN FRAHM wasn’t always as much into music as he should have been, unless you were talking about the soundtrack to Super Mario 64, but time went on and he had eventually grown more of a head on his shoulders about all of the other excellent tunes. He hails from Fairfield, CA but currently resides in Tucson, AZ, from which he is currently working as a music writer for PopMatters and North American editor of For Folk’s Sake, and also works freelance with the Tucson Local Media set of newspapers. Jonathan’s favorite artists include Brandi Carlile, Jason Mraz, and the Avett Brothers. Check out his dedicated writing page over on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/jfrahmwrites. Follow him on Twitter @jfrahm_. Inquiries: firstname.lastname@example.orgΔ•Δ•Δ•Δ•____________________________________________Δ•Δ•Δ•Δ• °
|Rachael Kilgour||Rabbit in the Road|