I've been following Eliza Gilkyson since I first saw her at the Vancouver Folk Music Festival about 10 years ago. She's a talented singer songwriter from Austin, Texas and last night she gave a concert here in Victoria. If you don't know her music, here's a nice introduction, a song called "Beautiful World" that is very sweet.
Here's another one that's a little more gritty. She actually has an amazing range.
Eliza comes from a very musical family. Her father was Terry Gilkyson who wrote and sang a lot of songs in the 1950s and 60s including this one, Green Fields, which Eliza sang for us last night. I remember the haunting words to this song so well. Her brother is also a singer and songwriter. Their songs are often commentaries on our world.
If you don't know her music, I recommend taking a listen.