Massachusetts
Profile Type: Artist
Artist
Rachael Kilgour

Rachael Kilgour is a Boston-based songwriter and performing artist whose sincere, lyric-driven work has been called both brave and humane. The 2015 grand prize winner of the esteemed international NewSong Music Performance & Songwriting Competition, Kilgour has been featured at NYC’s Lincoln Center, the Kennedy Center in Washington D.C., and the Sundance Film Festival. She was also chosen as a winner in the 2017 Kerrville New Folk Contest. A versatile performer, Kilgour has shared stages with the likes of popular indie artists Haley Bonar & Jeremy Messersmith as well as folk legends Greg Brown, Cheryl Wheeler, Lucy Kaplansky & Catie Curtis. Billboard calls her newest release “...a heartfelt slice of master crafted indie folk brimming with the battle-tested capacity to endure the worst in others.” Kilgour has toured extensively in the Northeast and Midwest as a solo performer. Her performances read more like a poetry reading or theater piece, a journey through her most vulnerable moments and life's most ubiquitous questions. Kilgour's work deftly tiptoes the line between personal and political, often making profound and universal observations through detail and intimate story-telling. She has shared her work in concert series, coffeehouses, universities, churches and protest lines across the country, often in conjunction with non-profit efforts. 

 

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Contact Information

First Name: 
Rachael
Job Title/Position: 
Songwriter and Performing Artist
Physical Address: 
Allston, MA 02134
Last Name: 
Kilgour

About

Profile Type: 
Artist
Primary Discipline: 
Music - Folk
Year Founded: 
2005
Populations Served: 
Adults
General Public
LGBTQ Populations
Nonprofits
Institution/Business Type: 
Artist (Individual)
Activities and Services: 
Arts for Social Change / Creative Activism
Performance / Concert / Reading
Residency - Community
Wedding / Parties / Private Gatherings
Events Per Year: 
150
Seasons Active: 
Spring
Summer
Fall
Winter
Geographic Reach: 
National

Affiliations and Accomplishments

Professional Associations: 
Folk Alliance International
Awards: 
NewSong Songwriting and Performance Competition 2015
Kerrville New Folk Contest 2017
Finalist in the Telluride Troubadour Contest 2015

Accessibility of Services

Accessibility dependent on venue of performance.

I am a Touring Artist

I am NEST eligible
Technical Requirements: 
Basic Sound System
Vocal Microphone (SM-58)
Boom Microphone Stand
DI Box for Guitar Plug-in
Fee Range Minimum: 
$250
Fee Range Maximum: 
$700
State of Residence: 
Massachusetts
Minimum Number of Performers: 
1
Maximum Number of Performers: 
1