Next Up: Eliza Gilkyson Sun. May 5 at 4:00 p.m.
Gilkyson is a twice Grammy-nominated, singer songwriter and activist
who is one of the most respected musicians in Folk, Roots, and Americana
circles. On stage, Eliza presents a vibrant spontaneous mix of
storytelling with humor and tenderness within a wide spectrum of human
experience, from intimate love songs to political diatribe. Eliza’s new
release is SECULARIA, a collection of spiritually charged songs that do
not fit within the parameters of traditional religious beliefs but
challenge us to respect all life and be accountable for our actions in
such perilous times. The new collection features a stunning performance
with the acclaimed Tosca String Quartet, cameos with Shawn Colvin,
gospel singer Sam Butler, her friend the late Jimmy LaFave, as well as
several songs adapted from poetry by her grandmother Phoebe Hunter
Gilkyson, who co-wrote with Eliza’s father, folksinger Terry Gilkyson.