December 27, 2008

Jessie Kilguss: Nocturnal Drifter

Jessie Kilguss
photo: Dennis Kleiman

Brooklyn singer Jessie Kilguss started out as an actress, but sharing the stage with role-model Marianne Fatihfull opened her eyes. She could be singer too and her first album Exotic Bird saw the light of day in 2007 and the forthcoming follow-up Nocturnal is an album that show an artist who knows she has the ideas and the voice to shape her songs into something special.

Because of her acting background, she has a precise phrasing and in-depth knowledge about the do's and don'ts when writing lyrics. Tapping into musical history she goes from cabaret-styled pices to modern day beeps and blinks. With production team Super Buddha (Blondie, Rufus Wainright) in the director's chair Jessi Kilguss deserves to find herself on stage in sizeable venues with her band The Steves featuring Wayne Batchelor on bass, Rich Hinman on guitar, Rob Heath on drums and Dan Siegler on keyboards. File under: avant singer-songwriting.

Jessie Kilguss: Nocturnal Drifter

Nocturnal Drifter is released on Exotic Bird Recordings. Release date: January 6, 2009. Buy it from CD Baby, iTunes or Amazon.

  1. Gristmill
  2. Americana
  3. A Little Place Behind My Eyes
  4. Time On My Hands
  5. I Don't Need People
  6. This Time
  7. 31
  8. Marie Antoinette Song
  9. Something About Lonely
  10. Strangers On A Train
Live date:
  • 01/17 Brooklyn, NY @ Rose Live Music Record Release Party


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