Sycamore Creek House Concerts
Dripping Springs, Texas
Saturday, December 7th, 2013
$20/person suggested minimum donation @ the door
Gail and I have to pinch ourselves to believe December is finally upon us and the Eliza Gilkyson concert is less than a month away. We doubt that we need to introduce you to this wonderful artist. Those of you who regularly attend Kerrville have enjoyed her stunning performances for many years. When she walks onto a stage, it is a very special event. She is a consummate songwriter, and incredible musician, and one of our very favorite performers. When we embarked on this journey of hosting house concerts five years ago, we had a very short list of "must invites". Eliza was prominent on that list. We are so excited that she has agreed to play Sycamore Creek.
...“one of the most influential artists on the American folk music scene”– Maverick
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 songwriter Terry Gilkyson, whose songs were recorded by artists as diverse as Johnny Cash, the White Stripes, and Dean Martin, Eliza was headed for a career in music at an early age.
She has appeared on NPR, Austin City Limits, Mountain Stage, Etown, Sirius/XM, Air America Radio and has toured with Richard Thompson, Patty Griffin and Mary Chapin Carpenter. She has been inducted into the Austin Music Hall of Fame alongside legends Willie Nelson, Townes Van Zandt, and Nanci Griffith, received a Grammy nomination for her 2006 CD "Paradise Hotel", and is an ongoing winner of the Austin Chronicle's various music awards, as well as the Folk Alliance Best Artist, Best Songwriter and Record of the Year.
Eliza’s music has always reflected her vivid vision of the world around her, full of joys and sorrows, each song a window into a life of struggle and triumph in a world she feels is “poised on the edge of moral, economic and environmental bankruptcy.” Her latest release on Red House Records, "Roses at the End of Time" illuminates the issues, the inspirations and the agonies of our time, and the struggle to remain human in the midst of multi-dimensional crises.
“...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
You can learn more about Eliza and her music on her website http://www.elizagilkyson.com