Margo Cilker (USA)

American songwriter Margo Cilker, who appeared at Tønder Festival last year, is back this year. 30 year-old Margo Cilker has been writing songs and touring for many years, first in coffee houses in USA and subsequently in bars and clubs on both sides of the Atlantic. To start with, she played other people’s songs, but gradually her own compositions began to fill her set list. Her debut album Pohorylle, from 2021, launched her career. The album was well reviewed, and Margo Cilker won her place in American music history with her well-turned classical americana songs. Inspiration for her songs comes mainly from her own life, touching subjects such as loss, broken relationships and the traveller’s identity. Mojo magazine writes about Margo Cilker: “Imagine Gillian Welch in a session with The Band and Allen Toussaint, and you are close to feeling the charm of this new voice in americana.” And it is precisely Gillian Welch and Lucinda Williams, Townes Van Zandt and Bob Dylan that Margo Cilker has been listening to. Margo Cilker lives in Oregon, grew up in California, and has spent a good deal of time in Europe, for instance in Brighton in England and Bilbao in Spain. Her only Danish festival in 2023.