Jillian Kerr was born and raised on the outskirts of Ottawa, in a small community called Kinburn. Growing up, there was always music playing in Jillian’s house. She could hear it from the speakers or watch her dad practicing a new tune to play at the family bonfires.
Cottage campfires were and still are a huge part of Jillian’s life – a time when everyone gathers on warm summer nights to play and sing together. From the moment she was born, Jillian has been heavily influenced by the sound of acoustic guitars and simple country melodies.
Jillian writes lyrics that listeners can relate to yet there remains a hint of mystery in each song. Her most intriguing quality stems from her unique and soothing voice. When Jillian sings it leaves audiences wanting more. She has been described as sounding “like a cross between Sarah McLachlan and Alanis Morissette” and yet still has a touch of something all her own.