Eliza Gilkyson

at Devils Backbone

March 22, 2020 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Time: 7:00pm     Day: Sunday     Doors: 6:00pm     Ages: All Ages     Price: $20

Eliza Gilkyson is a twice Grammy-nominated (2006/2015) singer songwriter and activist who is one of the most respected musicians in Folk, Roots and Americana circles. Eliza Gilkyson is a politically minded, poetically gifted singer-songwriter who has become one of the most respected musicians in folk and Americana music 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 such notables as Joan Baez, Bob
Geldof, Tom Rush and Rosanne Cash.

Eliza has appeared on NPR , Austin City Limits, Mountain Stage 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 Kristofferso n. She has been inducted into the Austin Music Hall of Fame alongside 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.

Eliza's 2018 release is SECULARIA, a collection of spiritually charged songs that do not fit within the parameters of traditional religious beliefs but challenge us to respect all life and be accountable for our actions in such perilous times. The new collection features a stunning performance with the acclaimed Tosca String Quartet, cameos with Shawn Colvin, gospel singer Sam Butler, and a duet with her friend the late Jimmy LaFave, as well as several songs adapted from poetry by her grandmother Phoebe Hunter Gilkyson, who co-wrote with Eliza's father, folksinger Terry Gilkyson.