Credit: Scott Newton

Credit: Scott Newton

“Like the master writer she is, Gilkyson cuts through the jungle of posturing leftist verbiage and conservative spin… She packs a political punch that is as entertaining and blue-collar as the work of Woody Guthrie” – Houston Press


Eliza Gilkyson Eliza Gilkyson is a twice Grammy-nominated (2006/2014) singer-songwriter and activist who is one of the most respected musicians in Folk, Roots and Americana circles. Her songs have been covered by Joan Baez, Bob Geldof, The Conspirare Choir, Tom Rush and Rosanne Cash and have appeared in films, PBS specials and on primetime TV. A member of the Austin Music Hall of Fame, and an inductee into the Austin Songwriter Hall of Fame, she has won countless Folk Alliance and Austin Music awards, including 2014’s Songwriter of the Year and the “Song of the Year” Award at the Folk Alliance International Conference in 2021. Eliza is known for her compassionate take on the human condition and her story-songs that celebrate and grieve for the natural world and the critical times to which her music bears witness.

Eliza’s last release, Songs From the River Wind, (January 2022), was produced by Colorado multi- instrumentalist/producer Don Richmond, and features songs written about characters from her past, and the lives and loves lost and found, as she roamed the highways of the West “from the Brazos to the Badlands,” inspired by her recent relocation to the mountains of northern New Mexico.

Eliza’s upcoming release Home, is a collection of songs written during the pandemic that reflect her appreciation for her new found home in Taos, New Mexico, as well as her expanded view of what home can be for so many of us: “a sanctuary where our love abides within us and without us.” Featuring duets with friends Mary Chapin Carpenter and Robert Earl Keen as well as the intimate, challenging and insightful songs for which she is known, Home offers another glimpse into Gilkyson’s unique perspective on the times and the world we live in.