When:August 11, 2022
Time:7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Where:eTOWN HALL / 1535 Spruce Street, Boulder, CO 80302
Cost:$24GA + taxes and fees
Show:7:00 pmBuy Tickets
“A combination of gravity and grace… Her writing is poetry, something that most songwriters strive for but not so many actually achieve. The strength of her lyrics and music help set the work apart.” ~ Buddy Magazine
Eliza Gilkyson is a twice Grammy-nominated (2006/2015) 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 prime-time 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.
Her release in 2020, and of the same name, is a collection of songs that illuminate the emotional roller coaster ride of the year 2020, looking into the future to a world that is hopefully more just and sustainable. Named the #1 Album of the Year on the 2020 FAl Folk Radio Music chart, the album features the political anthem “Peace in Our Hearts” which was written as a rallying cry to be sung at gatherings and marches, and is the winner of the “Song of the Year” Award at the Folk Alliance International Conference in 2021.
In her latest release, out January of 2022, Eliza celebrates a change in regime, and takes a temporary break from politics. This new work, an ode to her beloved West, is entitled Songs from the River Wind. Produced by Colorado multi-instrumentalist Don Richmond, Songs from the River Wind 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 says, “This homecoming to New Mexico has filled me with joy, connecting me to my past and my deep abiding love of the Old West, as well as highlighting my desire to see those remnants of natural beauty and history preserved and honored. This recording is my love letter to the West.”
Listen to some of her music here: