Margo Cilker's sophomore album, Valley of Heart’s Delight, refers to a place she can't return: California’s Santa Clara Valley, as it was known before the orchards were paved over and became more famous for Silicon than apricots. In this 11-song follow-up to 2021's critically acclaimed Pohorylle, family and nature intertwine as guiding motifs, at once precious and endangered, beautiful and exhausting. Cilker and Pohorylle producer Sera Cahoone brought most of that record's highly-acclaimed crew (studio players for The Decemberists, Band Of Horses, and Beirut) back to the studio with additional contributions from acclaimed Northwest traditionalist Caleb Klauder. Valley of Heart's Delight, Cilker's second record on follows a year busily reaping the fruits of Pohorylle's success, with festival appearances at Pickathon, Treefort, and End Of The Road, and tours supporting American Aquarium, Hayes Carll, Drive-By Truckers, and Joshua Ray Walker. 
Margo Cilker lives near the Columbia River in Goldendale, Washington with her husband, songwriter and working cowboy Forrest VanTuyl, as well as their dog and some horses.


“country rock’s new star delivers superlative second album” 9/10 UNCUT 


“with these songs Cilker is building a beautiful place of her own” ★ ★ ★ ★ MOJO


“nostalgia-imbued, authentic americana”★ ★ ★ ★ THE OBSERVER


“'With The Middle' is everything we’ve come to expect from Margo Cilker, one of the most distinctive and self-assured voices to have stepped out of the world of American country-folk in the last few years” HOLLER


“‘Lowland Trail’ is a highly contagious blast of classic country” GOD IS IN THE TV

“With her 2021 debut, Pohorylle, Margo Cilker set herself a high benchmark, but with ‘Valley of Heart’s Delight’, she’s cleared that with ease and guaranteed another set of Album of the Year votes”  FOLK RADIO

“Margo Cilker’s new album just gives and gives with songs drip-fed as singles that are so perfect in every way” AMERICANA UK

Pohorylle (2021)

“Imagine Gillian Welch at The Band’s sessions with Allen Toussaint, and you’re close to the charm of this new Americana voice”




"Pohorylle is one of the most auspicious debuts of recent times, full of wit, rich insight and poetic candour”

Americana Album Of The Month




“her expertly honed country-rock is as frank and fresh as it is warm and familiar”

One To Watch



“One of the year’s finest debuts, that stage is hers for the taking.”