Saturday, February 13, 2010
Raised in a modest home spending much of her youth in leg braces, Jessica learned at an early age that there is no short cut to the top of any mountain. She has fought hard to overcome many obstacles, and through compassion and music strives to help others climb mountains of their own. During Kilroy's former careers as a hotshot firefighter, rock climbing guide and wilderness therapy instructor, she was able to spend the off-seasons making up for lost time, traveling and giving back to society. From aiding abandoned/orphaned children in Mexico, climbing the big walls of Zion and Yosemite, trekking across South East Asia to scale beautiful limestone cliffs, to learning the legends and stories of her ancestors while playing Celtic folk with local fishermen on the Irish shoreline, her guitar has been her companion.
This is one young lady who can really sing.
Aint No Coming Back
Live at the Songs of Montana benefit concert for "Montana Matters" at the Wilma Theater Sept. 18th 2009, playing a custom Joel Knadler zebra wood guitar. Performing "in the round" with Shane Clouse, John Floridis, Bob Wire, Jack Gladstone (in background) and Tom Catmull.
Jessica Kilroy at The Yarmonygrass Festival '08
2008 Northwest String Summit Festival band contest winner, Jessica Kilroy, performs @ the 2008 Yarmonygrass Festival at Coppermountain Resort in Colorado.
Jessica Kilroy and Sarah Henderson: Mama
Live at the Stillwater Landing, MT