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.