Eliza Gilkyson

with special guest Melissa Crabtree

at The KTAOS Solar Center

August 1, 2014 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Time: 8:00pm     Day: Friday     Doors: 4:00pm     Ages: 21+ without parent or guardian     Price: $15

 

Eliza Gilkyson is a Grammy-nominated singer, songwriter and activist who has become one of 

the most respected musicians in Folk, Roots and Americana circles.  The daughter of legendary 

songwriter Terry Gilkyson, Eliza entered the music world as a teenager, recording demos for 

her father.  Since then she has released 20 recordings of her own, and her songs have been 

covered by Joan Baez, Bob Geldof, Tom Rush and Rosanne Cash and have been used in films, 

PBS specials and on prime-time TV.

 

Eliza has appeared on NPR, Austin City Limits, Mountain Stage, etown, XM Radio, Air America 

Radio and has toured worldwide as a solo artist and in support of Richard Thompson, Patty 

Griffin, Mary Chapin Carpenter, Dan Fogelberg, as well as with the  Woody Guthrie review, 

Ribbon of Highway-Endless Skyway, alongside the Guthrie Family, Jimmy Lafave, Slaid Cleaves, 

and special guests Pete Seeger, Jackson Browne and Kris Kristofferson.  She has been 

inducted into the Austin Music Hall of Fame in the company such legends as Willie Nelson, 

Townes Van Zandt and Nanci Griffith and is an ongoing winner of the Austin Chronicle’s various 

music awards, as well as Folk Alliance awards for Best Artist, Best Songwriter and Record of 

the Year.  

Her CD Land of Milk and Honey was nominated for a Grammy for Best Contemporary Folk 

Album.  Eliza’s meditative “Requiem,” written as a prayer for those who lost their lives in the 

devastating tsunami in Southeast Asia, was recorded by the internationally recognized choral 

group Conspirare, whose version was nominated for a Grammy and won the prestigious Edison 

Award in Europe.  The song has become a standard in choir repertory the world over.  Two of 

her songs appeared on Joan Baez’ Grammy-nominated CD, Day After Tomorrow. In addition to 

touring in support of her previous release, Roses at the End of Time, in 2011 and 2012 Eliza and 

label-mates John Gorka and Lucy Kaplansky performed as “Folk Super Trio” Red Horse, a side 

project whose CD stayed for months at the top of the Folk Music Charts.  Eliza recently was 

invited to contribute a track on the Jackson Browne tribute, Looking Into You (due to be released 

in early 2014), along with Bruce Springsteen, Don Henley, Sara Watkins, Shawn Colvin, Bonnie 

Raitt and others. Her latest release on Red House Records, The Nocturne Diaries, produced by 

her son Cisco Ryder, is a restless contemplative work inspired by the converging forces of her 

highest hopes and darkest fears.

Eliza is an active member of the Austin music and political community, including the 

environmental organization Save Our Springs (www.sosalliance.org), and she is a co-founder 

of  www.5604manor.org , an Austin-based resource center that promotes political activism and 

community involvement around issues of race, patriarchy and global injustice.

 

$15 in advance/$19 day of show

 

 

 

AWARDS & RECOGNITIONS

Grammy Award Nomination – Best Contemporary Folk Album (Land of Milk and Honey)

Austin Music Award – Best Folk Artist (Roses at the End of Time)

Austin Music Award – Best Songwriter 

Austin Music Award – Best Female Vocalist 

Austin Music Award – Best Folk Band 

Austin Music Hall of Fame Induction - 2003

Folk Alliance Music Award – Album of the Year (Paradise Hotel)

Folk Alliance Music Award – Song of the Year (“Man of God” - Paradise Hotel)

Folk Alliance Music Award – Best Solo Artist

Folk Alliance Music Award – Best Contemporary Artist