I'm happy to announce the upcoming release of my third album, "Rabbit in the Road"! With help from NewSong Recordings, producer Catie Curtis and co-producers Gar Ragland and Crit Harmon, a whole host of talented musicians, artists, friends, family and listeners like you, the album is finally on the verge of release:
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. Sorrow, rage, resilience and compassion exist side by side within a series of honest and memorable melodies. The delicately brutal collection of work stands tall on a foundation of unwavering vulnerability.
While the official release will be pushed into the future a couple months to make room for a stellar publicity campaign, I’ll be kicking off a pre-release tour (that's what we're calling it) this month. with a FREE CONCERT at LINCOLN CENTER in NYC on September 8th! Copies of the album will be available for purchase at this concert and at all upcoming pre-release events.
Following NYC, I return home to Duluth, MN for a candle-lit pre-release show at The Sacred Heart Music Center. My friends, Robinson & Rohe, a brilliant duo out of Brooklyn, will open the show. I'm looking forward to sharing the record and a beautiful, honest evening with the community that has supported me with such vigor.
From there I head to Minneapolis, through Southern MN, IA, Chicago and then throughout the North East. I'll play Club Passim in Cambridge on October 9th with Lisa Bastoni and Rockwood Music Hall in NYC on November 15th with past NewSong winners, Max Hatt & Edda Glass for John Platt’s On Your Radar program. There's a whole host of performances to choose from.
I will be traveling up and down the East Coast with the album for most of October and November. See www.rachaelkilgour.com/tour for tour dates! If you notice a gap in the schedule and are interested in hosting a house concert, please let me know!
If you were a part of the Kickstarter campaign, keep an eye out for news from me. More updates on their way about the official release for radio and other press and a winter tour.
Also, if you have friends in any of the following towns, pleeeeeeeeaaaase send them my way - I could especially use your help filling up Lincoln Center next week! ;) Thanks and see you out there.