Jessie Kilgruss posseses a poet-like precision and a darkly charged take on Americana. A former actress inspired to make music after joining Marianne Faithfull in the Tom Waits musical The Black Rider in London and Sydney, Kilguss also reveals an uncommon ability to gracefully and boldly channel a whole spectrum of raw emotion. On her fourth album Devastate Me—a self-released effort and her first record written almost entirely on guitar—Kilguss offers up a stripped-down yet sensuous selection of songs both reflective and impassioned, intimate and refined.
Jessie is also a member of The Bushwick Book Club. A bunch of local songwriters meet every month and plumb the depths and scrape the ends of a chosen literary gem to create that rare and beautiful thing – a new song. All songs are then displayed, spread wide, in one hour.
It’s an hour-long orgy of book-related songs and book-inspired food and drink.
Devastate Me will be released on November 11th - http://www.jessiekilguss.com