Emily Isakson
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Jillian Rae returns with new single “Barely Breathing”

Jillian Rae is a Minneapolis musician who was born on the Iron Range, and is known for her work with the bands Corpse Reviver and the Okee Dokee Brothers, along with a solo career filled with original tunes. Initially a classical violinist turned multi-disciplined fiddler, she recently released a new single entitled “Barely Breathing”, her first new song since 2019. She talks with Will Moore about her musical background, overcoming writer’s block and the pandemic, and what makes this new song so important as she journeys forth with new music on the horizon.