“If staying home means saving lives, then the cancellation of all of my live shows in the coming months is absolutely worth it. (As much as it pains me to miss out on those performances.) To help keep morale up & give what I can in the form of music making, streaming online concerts has turned out to be my salvation during these trying times. Connecting with you & continuing to play and share music brings joy to my days, and I hope it does the same for you.” -Jillian Rae
Jillian Rae is a singer, songwriter, & multi-instrumentalist from Minneapolis, MN. Having cultivated a reputation as the go-to violin accompanist for dozens of bluegrass, rock, and pop bands (including The Okee Dokee Brothers, Corpse Reviver, Adam Levy, and Steve Kaul & the Brass Kings) Rae planted her own flag in the musical landscape with her first solo release, Heartbeat, in 2013. Rae's songwriting is not easily pigeonholed, and neither is her playing. You can find her playing country fiddle on one tune, rock guitar on the next, or driving her violin through synthy guitar effects on another. Her latest release, “I can’t be the one you want me to be,” is an orchestral alternative-meets-pop-rock romp that showcases just how diverse Rae’s musical sensibilities are.