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“Upholding the American troubadour tradition in fine style.”

– John Blakely, The Canteen (UK) 

“Margo Cilker’s songs are just amazing.”

– Sean Jewell, American Standard Time, KEXP (Seattle)

“We’ve seen many Spanish and American musicians try to navigate the world of country music in a convincing way, but the true country vocal timbre can’t be taught or learned in a rehearsal space. Cilker’s life on the road has imbued her music with this electrifying timbre, and with a collection of songs that not only follow the patterns of the genre’s greatest, but are sung by one who has lived them.”

- Jaime G. López, MondoSonoro, Spain

FESTIVALS

Red Ants Pants (Montana, 2017)

Offbeat Music Festival (Reno, NV, 2018)

String Band Fever (San Francisco, 2018)

Oregon Country Fair (Eugene, 2018)

Riberola (Barcelona, Spain, 2017)

Lemoa Akustik Fest (Spain, 2017)

Small World Festival (Kent, UK, 2016)

PAST VENUES

Hotel Utah (SF), Amnesia (SF), Lost Church (SF), Crepe Place (Santa Cruz), Rockwood Music Hall (NYC), Evening Muse (Charlotte, NC), Zoo Bar (Lincoln, NE), WDVX Blue Plate Special (Knoxville, TN), Laughing Goat (Boulder, CO), Murray Bar (Livingston, MT), Kafe Antzokia (Bilbao, Spain), Loco Club (Valencia, Spain), Sala Siroco (Madrid, Spain), Club Cronopios (Barcelona, Spain), What’s Cookin’ (London, UK), The Canteen (Bristol, UK), Prince Albert Hall (Brighton, UK), Kulturkafe Lichtung (Cologne, DE), Fermac’s Irish Pub (Mannheim, DE)

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BIO

MARGO CILKER apprenticed herself to the songwriter’s trade the old-fashioned way: get her heart broken in South Carolina, move to Spain and busk all over Europe a la Ramblin’ Jack, sing a duet on a Spanish Honky-Tonk band’s recording of an Ernest Tubb classic (“Nails in my Coffin,” with Dead Bronco), tour Europe with a band of Flatt-and-Scruggs-obsessed Englishmen, then return to her native California and milk cows on an organic farm in Petaluma. Cilker writes songs that philosophize hard work, heartbreak, and wanderlust with the reverence of a country music obsessive and the sharp-eyed clarity of one who was not born into country music but had to find it (and live it) for herself.


VIDEOS

"Brother, Taxman, Preacher" Recorded live in Josh's living room, Oakland, CA, August 2018

Live performance on TV series 'Two Girls One Flat' at the National Film and Television School in Beaconsfield, England, November 2017.

DISCOGRAPHY

California Dogwood (Dec 2017)

California Dogwood (Dec 2017)

Field Heat EP (May 2017)

Field Heat EP (May 2017)

Boots and Spain and Boots Again (Feb 2015

Boots and Spain and Boots Again (Feb 2015