Jessie Kilguss

September 23rd, 2022 8:30pm   Stage


Jessie Kilguss

Record Release show for Jessie Kilguss' fifth album, What Do Whales Dream About at Night, recorded in LA in 2021 with Brian Griffin(drums, keys, backing vocals), Whynot Jansveld (bass, keys, backing vocals), Naren Rauch (guitars, keys, backing vocals) and Nathan Schram (strings). Produced by Adam Lasus, Brian Griffin, Naren Rauch, Whynot Jansveld and Jessie Kilguss.

Jessie Kilguss released her 4th album, The Fastness, in June 2018. In 2015, she sang harmony and played the harmonium with Freddie Stevenson, opening for the Waterboys all over Europe on their Modern Blues tour.

Kilguss is a former actress who made the switch to songwriting after working with some of her musical heroes, Marianne Faithfull and Mary Margaret O'Hara, in the London and Sydney productions of The Black Rider, a musical written by Tom Waits and William Burroughs, directed by Robert Wilson. This experience inspired her to start writing her own music. Other acting highlights include a UK production of As You Like It, directed by Royal Shakespeare Company founder, Sir Peter Hall and the film adaptation of Arthur Miller’s The Crucible, starring Daniel Day Lewis and Winona Ryder.

She currently also sings with Gramercy Arms, Jim Andralis and the Syntonics and Benjamin Cartel.