Eliza Gilkyson

Eliza Gilkyson

  • March 24, 2019 at 7:00pm
  • CSPS Hall
  • $20 advance | $25 door

Eliza Gilkyson is a Grammy-nominated singer, songwriter and activist who’s become one of the most respected musicians in folk, roots and Americana circles. A recent inductee into the Austin Songwriter Hall of Fame, she has won countless Folk Alliance and Austin Music awards, including Songwriter of the Year. Her songs have been covered by Joan Baez, Bob Geldof, Tom Rush and Rosanne Cash.

Her 2018 Red House Records release, Secularia, is a collection of spiritually charged songs that may fall outside traditional religious frameworks, but that challenge the listener, living in perilous times, to respect life and take responsibility. The collection features stunning guest turns from the acclaimed Tosca String Quartet, Shawn Colvin and gospel singer Sam Butler, as well as a duet with her friend the late Jimmy LaFave, and several songs with lyrics by her grandmother, poet Phoebe Hunter Gilkyson.

Reviewing the new record, UK Americana raved “This might be the album that America needs to hear now more than any other … meditative, moving, uplifting, and deeply unifying. Hold it close. Let it enter your heart. It’s that good.”

On stage, Eliza presents a vibrant mix: self-effacing humor and tenderness, intimate love songs and political rants, storytelling that ranges wide over the whole spectrum of human experience. “Whether looking into the darkness or the light, Eliza Gilkyson’s vision is impressive” (All Music Guide).