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Rachael Kilgour with Ian Fisher

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Tuesday March 5th @ 8pm


Rachael Kilgour lost her father, Ian Fisher lost his mother, and they are using their songs to heal.  Bravely confronting the topics of identity, inheritance, grief, guilt, and familial love, their intimate live performance is more than a concert.  It is a beautifully raw, human experience.

About the artists

Rachael Kilgour is a Canadian-American songwriter and performing artist whose plain-spoken, heart-centered work and intimate performances have endeared her to listeners and fellow artists alike. Her new album, 'My Father Loved Me', is a tribute to her late father and was produced by JUNO Award-winning songwriter Rose Cousins and recorded in the senior Kilgour’s native Ontario. In the spare, often gutting language for which she is known, Kilgour gives us a complex portrait of a man as seen through his daughter’s eyes. With unwavering acuity she poses questions about identity, inheritance, and grief, and affirms the value of one ordinary working man’s life to an often indifferent world.
With this work, Kilgour has revealed something about what the living owe each other. “In our mourning rituals, I think we’re really convincing ourselves that our own lives matter, that we will have an impact and be remembered. My father had a very average life for a man of his time, a small life that didn’t involve grandeur, of any kind at all.” Kilgour thinks before speaking again. “I needed to prove to myself—and to the world—that lives lived like that are still worth celebrating, still worth living.”

Ian Fisher left his home state of Missouri when he was twenty one to roam the streets of Europe for fifteen years. His music mixes his rural Midwestern American upbringing with a dark delicacy shaped by his time abroad. Simple, yet emotionally complex, he has the acoustic grit of an early Jeff Tweedy with a sentimental pen ready to strike a’la Townes Van Zandt. Fisher has written nearly two thousand songs while touring extensively through Europe, Africa, and North America. His many albums have earned him praise in such outlets as Rolling Stone, who calls his music “Half Americana & Half Abbey Road-Worthy Pop”.

How to get here

We’re located on Bloor Street, just one block west of Dufferin Street. Please enter through our restaurant entrance on Bloor, where you will be greeted by our host and directed to the Music Hall.

Good to know

  • Tickets are non-refundable
  • Our space does not have wheelchair accessible washrooms

Rachael Kilgour with Ian Fisher


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