Friday, July 20, 2012

Eliza Gilkyson and family

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.


  1. Hi Joanna, Back in the mid 70's when I lived in Northern New Mexico I would go to Santa Fe to see Eliza play in a converted gas station across from the La Fonda Hotel. Of course she was terrific, and we were all pretty young. Now we are all older and she is still terrific. Thanks for bringing that memory up.

  2. Lovely voice that I would probably never have known. Thanks. I remember that song of her father's. Took me back aways.


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