Kilgour wins NewSong Contest at Lincoln Center

Rachel-Kilgour-600-2Duluth’s Rachael Kilgour was named the grand prize winner of the 2015 NewSong Contest during a music showcase and competition held Jan. 7 at Lincoln Center’s David Rubenstein Atrium in New York City. She will receive a performance slot at the 2016 Sundance Film Festival’s ASCAP Music Café in Park City, Utah, later this month; an opportunity to perform at Lincoln Center later this year; and a recording session at Echo Mountain Recording Studios in Asheville, NC, produced by Gar Ragland, NewSong Music’s executive director, for an album to be released under the NewSong Recordings label.

Kilgour also was the winner of the 2015 LEAF Newsong Contest in North Carolina and a finalist in last year’s Telluride Troubadour Competition. Noted singer-songwriter Catie Curtis is producing Kilgour’s crowd-funded album, which is set for release later this year.

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about 8 years ago

She did this show a few months back at that place across from Fitger's that used to be called the Red Plan, and the opening band was a honky tonk outfit that kicked all kinds of ass.  Maybe it was because only two people showed up, or other reasons too naughty to mention here, seemed pretty turned off by the idea of playing Duluth again.  I was  holding onto their heels being dragged along and they were literally like, 'fuck this shit, we're out...'

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