w/ Hallow Bones
Thursday, August 29th
All Ages | 8pm
$15 Day of Show
Born in the outskirts of NYC and spending his formative years in Jacksonville beach, Corey Kilgannon, an emerging indie/folk artist from everywhere and nowhere, brings revelations from his examined past, thoughts of the present, and hopes for the future through a voice that ebbs and flows from sweet sensitivity to raw, emotional pleading. Corey’s never been one to shy away from difficult topics of discussion, and his blunt honesty coupled with his sensitivity, vulnerability, and longing for unity, has silenced and captivated audiences whether they’re listening from The Masonic in San Fransisco or from an oversized bean bag chair at an intimate house show. He has shared stages with Jon Foreman, John Paul White, Joseph, Penny & Sparrow, David Ramirez, and most recently joined Johnnyswim on the west coast leg of their MOONLIGHT tour. He brings with him a communal, lonely closeness each and every time he performs.
You could call Corey a present-day protest singer, but that might rush to conclusions of an accusatory blame-game style, and would fail to elevate his more unifying call-to-action and call-to-attention approach to his stark honesty. Corey chooses discomfort over accessibility, and self-awareness over self-indulgence. He creates a seemingly paradoxical space of thought-provoking escapism with his music. Throughout all of his discography, Corey reveals to his listeners the at times lonely but crucial nature of belonging to oneself. Drudging up and working through one’s past, while also ruminating on and participating in conversations of our present failings as a country is necessary to holistic humanity, and Corey holds both of these truths so preciously.