Singer and songwriter Jessica Kilroy incorporates Folk, Bluegrass and Americana into her music that attracts people of many different musical tastes. Her style crosses many boundaries and cannot be called just folk, americana or country music.
After performing with Kilroy, John Lowell stated "To invite comparison of Jessica Kilroy's voice and music to another singer/songwriter would sell it short. Comparing it to someone familiar would not be enough, because her voice is her own. Clear, accurate and wonderfully soothing, her voice draws the listener in. Stop, then listen. You'll be a fan too.
Kiilroy has a style all her own, incorporating Folk, Bluegrass and Americana into a masterful, musical medley that attracts people of many different musical tastes. Nerak Roth Patterson describes Kilroy as "One of the generations leading female songwriters."
Kilroy first picked up a guitar when she was only 13 years old and never put it down. In 1999, Kilroy appeared as a musical guest on "The Heidi Show". In 2000, four of Jessica's original songs were featured on "Finding Out", an independent film by Kevin Woods about the issues of alcoholism. In 2004, Kilroy released her first solo album "Before Dawn", comprised of all original material and recorded in Trego Montana by Michael Atherton and has recently released her second album "Big Dreams" featuring Ben Winship, John Lowell, Anne Sibley, Brian Wicklund and Eric Thorin.
She has performed solo across the nation as well as with many reputable performers. In 2005 she was invited to play at the Bluebird Cafe in Nashville, Tennessee after Skip Ewing, award-winning Nashville songwriter, was impressed with her solid performance, angelic voice and original music at the legendary Jackson Hole Hootenani. Ewing said "Jessica's voice is honest and pure, it's nothing like I've ever heard before. She's a 21st century Emmy Lou Harris". Kilroy flew to Nashville where she performed at the Bluebird with Ewing, Viktor Krauss, Pat Flynn, Barry Walsh and Tommy Harding.