Tickets Folksinger Eliza Gilkyson announces the release of her 20th album, Secularia. The long-awaited follow-up to Eliza’s 2015 Grammy-nominated Nocturne Diaries, Seculara is a collection of songs old and new that reflect Eliza’s ongoing search for meaningful spirituality without the constraints of traditional religious beliefs and outmoded ideology, a more inclusive perspective that encourages accountability and respect for all life in a culture that is struggling to find its way.
Produced by her son, Cisco Ryder (Nocturne Diaries, Red Horse, Roses at the End of Time), with a spare urban folk approach, the recording features songs of grief, gratitude and wonder that fit these uncertain times. Included are several songs adapted from poems by her grandmother, Phoebe Hunter Gilkyson, who co-wrote with Eliza’s father, folksinger Terry Gilkyson, in the 50s, a duet with the late Jimmy LaFave, along with cameos by Shawn Colvin and gospel singer Sam Butler (Keith Richards, Donald Fagan, Clarence Fountain).
Supporting musicians include Austin hometown favorites Chris Maresh (Eric Johnson), Warren Hood, Kym Warner (The Green Cards), the internationally-acclaimed Tosca String Quartet (David Byrne, Bob Schneider), Andre Moran, Mike Hardwick (Jon Dee Graham, Charlie Sexton), Betty Soo and more.”
Gilkyson is joined by special guest Nina Gerber. Nina is the LeBron James of guitar players – everyone who plays with her gets better when she plays. She’s added her talents to the work of a wealth of wonderful artists, including Karla Bonoff, Peter Rowan, Nanci Griffith, Lucy Kaplansky, and Kate Wolf, with whom Nina started her musical career. Her album Good Music with Good People features outstanding performances with Jackson Browne, Eliza Gilkyson, and Bruce Cockburn, among others, all taken from the Kate Wolf Festival.
Presented in association with Humboldt Folklife Society, this promises to be a very special evening of music. Get your tickets early as it will sell out. Tickets are $26 general, $30 day of the show and $24 Humboldt Folklife and Playhouse members. Proof of membership required at the door. Tickets at Wildberries Marketplace or brownpapertickets.com.