…”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.
“Stunning from start to finish! Each song drips with vivid details, which her voice brings to life.” — John Platt, WFUV, New York City
“Lean and poetic, unafraid to tackle the deep, poignant stuff, yet strongly melodic too… an affecting, beautifully
measured, very grown-up affair.” — Q Magazine
“Elegant, touching and articulate.” — Bob Harris, BBC Radio 2
“Peters faces down her fears with strength and eloquence.” — USA Today
“Has mastered (the craft) so completely, she can do anything she likes.” — London Times
“Expertly and sincerely free of cliches or false romantic notions about any subject it addresses, its large spiritual truths
are revealed in the only way they matter: small, intimate experiences. This album comes to the listener as a gift wrapped in tattered paper, making it all the more precious to receive.” — Thom Jurek, AllMusic.com