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Margo Cilker

Americana musician and songwriter based in Oregon

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Margo Cilker

Today on Ecléctico you're listening to Margo Cilker, a California-born, Oregon-based musician and songwriter. Her music has country and blues tones throughout, and recommended if you dig Lucinda Williams, Gillian Welch, and Emmylou Harris. That's good company. Today's song has a New Orleans brass band bounce that carries the tune along in a fun way.

You'll go deeper with an excerpt from and a link to a review by Stephen M. Deusner on Pitchfork.


"Tehachapi" by Margo Cilker
2021 | Americana musician and songwriter based in Oregon

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There’s...a little humor in [Margo] Cilker’s voice, and she delivers some lines with an arched eyebrow—like she knows some secret that lies just beyond the lyrics. “Will you think of me on your way back to Tehachapi?,” she asks a departing lover, turning a simple goodbye into a kiss-off. She delivers the question like a taunt because she’s happy where she is: struggling but struggling toward something.

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