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 on the European leg of their Modern Blues tour. Also in 2015, she played a featured show at the Sundance Film Festival.

Kilguss is a former actress who made the switch to songwriting after joining one of her musical heroes, Marianne Faithfull, in the London and Sydney productions of The Black Rider, a musical written by Tom Waits and William Burroughs, directed by Robert Wilson. 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.

In addition to her own music, Jessie is passionate about the transformative power of the arts and committed to helping provide artistic opportunities to under-served communities. She’s the Executive Director of Musicambia, an organization that brings music learning and ensemble performance to prisons throughout the United States.

Additional Collaborators!

I love singing harmony and have had the pleasure of singing with the following talented people:

Freddie Stevenson

Benjamin Cartel

Jim Andralis and the Syntonics

Gramercy Arms

Susan Hwang

Charlie Nieland


Unusual Squirrel

The Dust Engineers