Listen: Eliza Gilkyson in Studio on World Cafe - 10/10/2005
Songs Eliza Gilkyson plays for 'World Cafe':
- "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.
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, Gilkysons lyrical intelligence and deceptively plain approach have led to her being compared to singers from Bob Dylan to Lucinda Williams.