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Eliza Gilkyson

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Eliza GilkysonEliza Gilkyson's music is a personal quest of self-discovery: unique, yet drawing on universal themes. Eliza Gilkyson is the daughter of successful folksinger Terry Gilkyson, Eliza is a third-generation poet/musician who, growing up in Los Angeles, knew that her life would revolve around music. "I got into it for all the wrong reasons, more as a survival tool then anything else, but it proved to serve me more than I dared to imagine it ever could." As a young teenager she recorded demos for her dad (who wrote folk/pop music hits "Greenfields", Marianne", and "Memories are Made of This", among others) and started writing and recording her own material as well.

In her late teens Eliza moved to New Mexico to pursue an alternative lifestyle and eventually raised a family, while continuing to perform, write and record. Over the years she developed a loyal fan base in the Southwest and Texas, as well as a uniquely intimate style shaped by her personal experiences and her need to stay true to her muse. She cut numerous records, including her most well known work on Gold Castle Records, 1987's Pilgrims, which charted and gave her a questionable reputation as a new age artist due to its introspective and atmospheric nature.

Eliza Gilkyson has lived in Taos. Now she is living in Austin, Texas and telling her story as truthfully, melodically and lyrically as she can.

"Sometimes I wish I could unplug this cord and my soul or my money I could save but every time I say I'm gonna quit the beauty way I hear my bones just turning in their grave little darling bones turning in their grave" -- "Beauty Way"

Eliza Gilkyson Discography