Eliza Gilkyson Returns to Susanna's Kitchen in Wimberley, Texas: Engaging, Funny, Articulate and an Ultimate Musician

"Gilkyson's voice is a plain wonder!"
Boston Globe
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"The breathy, lingual folk-poetry of Suzanne Vega, the humanistic personal-politic of Joni Mitchell, and the emotive torch of Billie Holliday."
Dallas Observer

Eliza Gilkyson returns to Wimberley audiences with a concert at Susanna's Kitchen on Thursday, December 15th, 2016. The concert begins at 7:30 PM.

Eliza Gilkyson was born in Hollywood, California and spent her teen years in the more spiritual environs of Santa Fe, New Mexico. 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.

From Austin, Texas and to Los Angeles, California and back to Texas again, she is a fourth generation artist. Her brother, Tony Gilkyson, is a guitarist, producer and member of the seminal alternative band "X".

Eliza's most recent work is titled, The Nocturne Diaries, 'with the help of her co-producer and son Cisco Ryder, Gilkyson offers musical moments as bright as sunlight, the stomping "Eliza Jane" and hopeful closer "All Right Here" foremost among them. Ryder colors his parent's unrepentant singer-songwriter M.O. such that the disc borders at times on the edgy Americana of Lucinda Williams'...jim caliguiri, Austin Chronicle.

In 2011, she came out with Roses at the End of Time. Recorded at her home with the help of her son and co-producer Cisco Ryder. Eliza took a longer time in the studio and came out with a more eclectic and personal album. She continues to tour about 150 dates per year in the United States and overseas.

Eliza has toured and recorded with a number of notable artists including: Ladysmith Black Mambazo, Eric Johnson, Bonnie Raitt, Mary Chapin Carpenter, Dan Fogelberg and Andreas Vollenweider, with whom she collaborated (co-writer and lead vocalist) on his release "Eolian Minstrel."
Eliza Gilkyson is part of the Ribbon of Highway Tour that celebrates Woody Guthrie's music, has toured with Patty Griffin and Mary Chapin Carpenter, and performed internationally at festivals and theaters throughout 2003. When not on the road she makes her home in Austin where she is telling her story as "truthfully, melodically and lyrically as she can."


    1969 – Eliza '69, Mont Clare Records (out of print)
    1979 – Love from the Heart', as Lisa Gilkyson, Helios Records (out of print))
    1987 – Pilgrims, Gold Castle Records
    1988 – Legends of Rainmaker, Gold Castle Records (out of print)
    1992 – Through the Looking Glass, Private Music (out of print but may be reissued in the future)
    1993 – Eolian Minstrel by Andreas Vollenweider, vocals, acoustic guitar, and lyrical co-author, although Gilkyson's credit only appears in the liner notes, Capitol Records
    1994 – Undressed, Realiza Records (out of print)
    1997 – Redemption Road, Silverwave Records
    1999 – Misfits, Realiza Records
    2000 – Hard Times in Babylon, Red House Records
    2001 – More Than a Song, with Ad Vanderveen and Iain Matthews, Perfect Pitch Productions
    2002 – Lost and Found, Red House Records
    2004 – Land of Milk and Honey, Red House Records
    2005 – RetroSpecto, Realiza Records
    2005 – Paradise Hotel, Red House Records
    2007 – Your Town Tonight, Red House Records
    2008 – Beautiful World, Red House Records
    2010 – Red Horse with John Gorka and Lucy Kaplansky, Red House Records
    2011 – Roses At The End Of Time, Red House Records
    2014 – The Nocturne Diaries, Red House Records

Susanna’s Kitchen is a monthly coffeehouse hosted by the Wimberley United Methodist Church on the third Thursday of the month in the WUMC fellowship hall and is open to the public. Tickets are available at the door, $20 for adults, $5 for students, childcare is available (ticket prices vary per show). Pie, coffee, tamales, nachos, pizza, desserts and sodas are always on site! Doors open at 7:00 pm, with music starting at 7:30. This is a smoke-free, alcohol-free venue.