September 08, 2014

Jessie Kilguss: Devastate Me

photo: Shervin Lainez

Brooklyn singer Jessie Kilguss honors the adage that you never should change a winning team. Backed by the same three musicians her new album Devastate Me focuses on rocky relationships. Like her her previous full-length The Sky Road country music is the dominant genre, while she gets even in a subdued way.

Kilguss is one of those rare singers that can deliver a song with heartfelt intimacy, pulling the listener in, with great lines like "If you want a happy ending, it depends on where you stop your story" in Red Moon. Soft spoken, but she always stands her ground, even when the band goes for Neil Young inspired controlled mayhem in Train Song. Recommended if you like Caroline Herring and Eliza Gilkyson.

Jessie Kilguss: vocals
Jason Loughlin: guitar, keyboards, vocals
John Kengla: bass, keyboards, vocals
Rob Heath: drums, percussion, vocals

Devastate Me is a self-released album. Buy it from her website.

  1. Devastate Me
  2. Red Moon
  3. I'm Your Prey
  4. Don't Let's Go to the Dogs Tonight
  5. You Don't Do Right By Me
  6. A Safe Distance From You
  7. Train Song
  8. City Map
Live dates:
  • 10/03 Dream Away Lodge, Becket, MA
  • 10/24 Red Hook Bait & Tackle, Brooklyn, NY


HCTF review of The Sky Road.

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