Jillian Rae was named one of 5 finalists in Vita.mn's 2014 "Are You Local?" contest to find the best new Twin Cities band.
“You will fall head over heels for Jillian Rae.”
-Scott Herold, Cause Rock, Cities 97
“A rollicking mix of folk, rock and bluegrass... With a soulful voice and spirited energy, [Rae] delves deep into romantic tumult on Heartbeat.”
“A triple treat on vocals, fiddle, and composition, she also surprises by showcasing snarling guitars and rock 'n' roll rhythms, along with some country-western seasoning. The songs are so bright, and Rae's singing so hopeful, that it takes a few moments to realize her songs are mostly about the vicissitudes of love. It is, as a whole, a joyous expression of strength and resilience.”
“An appealing and crisply produced collection firmly in the bourgeoning Americana vein.”
-89.3 The Current
“One of the most satisfying, realized debut releases of the year.”
-Hymie's Vintage Records
“What she brings to the table from vocals to her violin is straight up fantastic.”
-Paul Whyte, Duluth Reader
Thank you all for taking the time to listen to and write about my music.