Eliza Gilkyson: Songs that Touch History

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Listen: Eliza Gilkyson in Studio on World Cafe - 10/10/2005

Set List

Songs Eliza Gilkyson plays for 'World Cafe':

  • "Borderline"
  • "Paradise Hotel"
  • "Beauty Way"
  • "Jedidiah 1777"

Eliza Gilkyson's latest studio album, Paradise Hotel, touches on faith, politics, and a little bit of family history.

Eliza Gilkyson's music has been credited with putting a more modern spin on the folk tradition.

hide captionEliza Gilkyson's music has been credited with putting a more modern spin on the folk tradition.

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The record even includes "Jedidiah 1777" — a tune based on letters written by her ancestor, Brig. Gen. Jedidiah Huntington, who fought in the Revolutionary War with George Washington.

Coming from a long line of gifted musicians, Gilkyson’s lyrical intelligence and deceptively plain approach have led to her being compared to singers from Bob Dylan to Lucinda Williams.

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