Eliza Gilkyson at Swallow Hill in Denver on Friday, 10/13/06


Eliza Gilkyson

A friend of mine said this Texas artist is great, so I’m going to try and make the drive down to Denver and see her this week.  The Swallow Hill shows are always good.  You can learn more about their good works and shows at their web site at
www.swallowhill.com   Here’s what they say about her on their site:  

Eliza Gilkyson, called “An exquisite weaver of story-songs that strike at the heart of personal experience…” (No Depression) and “One of the most original and influential folk artist of our time” by This is Texas Music, returns to Swallow Hill to perform songs from her recently released CD, Paradise Hotel, praised as “simply stunning” and a “poetic, honest album.” The Austin Chronicle proclaims, “This new offering in her contemporarily flawless oeuvre is tender and cathartic to the point of jubilation, brimming with radio-polished tunes and exquisite traditional folk…. (4 Stars).” A 2003 inductee into the Austin Music Hall of Fame alongside the likes of Townes Van Zant, Nancy Griffith and Willie Nelson, Eliza is the daughter of songwriter Terry Gilkyson and has been a performer since she was a teenager. The Philadelphia City Paper has called her “a musical ‘cousin’ to Lucinda Williams.” Her previously released CD, Land of Milk and Honey earned her a Grammy nomination and much critical acclaim. “Gilkyson’s signature as an artist is her courage. She lays it all bare, in song and on stage.”- Austin American Statesman.

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