Power-folky seamstress Rachel Kate Gillon is finally finished with her debut disc, With Love and Hate. And to celebrate the occasion, she's will play a record release show at the Charleston Music Hall on Sat. Sept. 14.
Gillon is no stranger to Charleston's local music circuit — she regularly plays the Tin Roof, Pour House, Tattooed Moose, and Royal American —but she's pretty dang excited to be the main bill at the Music Hall. "It's a beautiful venue and the sound is great," Gillon says.
As expected, Gillon is proud of her appropriately titled album. "Half of the songs are angry and half are about love," she says.
With Love and Hate was funded completely by donations received on Gillon's Kickstarter page. She surpassed her $9,000 goal. "I was relieved, surprised, and excited," Gillon says.
After wrapping up a month-long tour, Gillon, who is also in the Local Honeys, played her hometown of Nashville, Tenn. "It was interesting to play a show in Nashville because everyone is a musician. We had some time before our show, so we just played on Broad Street where all the honky tonks are," she says.
The doors to Gillon's Music Hall show open at 8 p.m., and the music begins at 9 p.m. At the show, be sure to check out her merch table. The songstress makes wallets from oil cloth and hand-crafted collage concert posters made from old Life magazines. "I have a craft addiction," she says.
For more information, visit charlestonmusichall.com or call (800) 514-3849.