|Genres:||Country & Bluegrass Folk|
|Tags:||folk female vocalists singer-songwriter alt-country country|
|Decades:||1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s|
|Links:||BBC Music Official Homepage Wikipedia|
1950, Hollywood, California, USA. Singer-songwriter Eliza Gilkyson has enjoyed a long if not always fruitful career, although by the start of the new millennium she had begun to reap some much deserved critical and commercial acclaim.
Gilkyson is from a musical family, with her late father, the noted performer and songwriter Terry Gilkyson enjoying a US Top 5 hit in 1957 with an adaptation of the Bahamian folk song Marianne, in addition to writing the classic Greenfields and Disneys The Jungle Book favourite The Bare Necessities. Her brother Tony, meanwhile, appeared with the mid-80s line-up of rock band X. After singing on film soundtracks in her early years the budding singer-songwriter relocated to New Mexico in her late teens, a base from which she continued to operate until the late 70s. She made her debut in 1969 with the singer-songwriter album Eliza but her recording career struggled to take...