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Eliza Gilkyson & Nina Gerber

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Join us in a week from this Thursday for an intimate evening here at the house with Eliza Gilkyson & Nina Gerber.  We're so behind bringing Eliza here that she has brought out 2 CDs since her concert here in 2005.   The most recent, Beautiful world,
has garnered some great reviews:

New York Times
"lush and passionate...edgy lyrics with piercing imagery"

Austin Chronicle
"cathartic to the point of jubilation, brimming with radio-polished tunes"

When the Great Correction Comes , the song that inspired the recent CD turned out (unfortunately) to be rather prophetic.  Graham Green provides a thoughtful review here.   You might also want to check out a recent concert review here. 

(
Whitney confesses that one of her all time favorite songs remains Gilkyson's Requiem written in the wake of the Katrina.)

Eliza will be joined by a true musician's musician, Nina Gerber.   Nina's mastery of the guitar is evidenced by her accompaniment of any of the following artists:  Kate Wolf, Nanci Griffith, Greg Brown, Lucy Kaplansky, Mollie O'Brien, Dave Alvin, Karla Bonoff, John Gorka, Cheryl Wheeler, Tom Paxton, and many others.


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Cheyenne Mountain Zoo

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Again, a big hats off to our new friends over at the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo.  Bif & Patti did a marvelous job bringing everything together at the last minute.  The zookeepers were super for bringing the beer & even letting Eliza feed the giraffes. 

We would love to hear your feedback on the evening.  Drop a quick line or log into the site with your comments & we'll try to see what we can come up with for the future...  We hope you all enjoyed the evening as much as we did.  Wasn't Eliza just super?  Did I NOT TELL YOU that this would be a great concert?!?!


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Speaking of Eliza...

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Though I cannot believe it, there are still tickets to Eliza on Sunday over at the Zoo.  She's coming with a couple of side players, and it's really going to be incredible.  If you're interested make sure to call here to get your name on the door list because they will only let in people who are on the list.  There's no running to find one of us to let you in...  Given the artist & the venue, I don't think that you want to miss this.

Check out her music if you still need to be convinced.  On Paradise Hotel, check out "Man of God" or the title cut... 



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Executive Decision Made

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Looking at the weather predictions going forward, it's clear that we are in for another unseasonably hot weekend.  As much as I desperately wanted to have Eliza here at the house, the predicted highs in the 90's would make for a rather uncomfortable concert here with a full band up front and a full house.  One of our fans has garnered us a cool spot at the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo and we're going to take him up on it.  Thank you Cheyenne Mountain Zoo & thank you Biff!!

CHANGE OF VENUE for Sunday's concert:  We WILL NOT be at the Luckett's, but over at the air-conditioned Safari Lodge at the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo.  We can't think of a more perfect spot to have the concerts.  Imagine a giraffe peering in the window at you as a full band plays up front...

We've managed to also be able to continue on bringing in our own food & drink - so I expect you to kick it up a notch for our fancy digs on Sunday night.

Here is a map to the Zoo and there will be signs posted guiding you to the Safari Lodge (down in the yellow zone).  It's over on the far side of the giraffe area.  


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We haven't written too much about the June concert because the artist sells herself so well.  BUT, there are still tickets left to what Whitney thinks may well be the best show of 2006, the Sunday June 11th concert here with Eliza Gilkyson.

The reviews of Eliza Gilkyson's
Grammy Nominated "Land of Milk and Honey" are more eloquent than any we can write... 

“Gilkyson's latest gives no quarter with songs as excellent as they are raw and brutal. Her gift is the ability to mask razor-sharp words in deceptively easy melodies and make the expression of personal longing just as devastating.” (4 stars) - Austin Chronicle 2004

“Gilkyson doesn't pull any punches. She graces the music with her lush and passionate voice; a dark and lonely sound, hope and satisfaction, and edgy lyrics with piercing imagery round out the whole.” - NY Times

“[Milk and Honey ]is a must-have album for anyone turned on by intimate, seductive vocals, killer melodies and lyrics that hit the heart and refuse to leave. Cue the repeat button” – BBC Radio

“There can be something almost holy in Eliza Gilkyson’s words, arrangements, and delivery. Her best music aches with passion and compassion which she delivers on the socially and politically conscious Land of Milk and Honey.” - Buddy Music

Check out her music if you still need to be convinced.  On Paradise Hotel, check out "Man of God" or the title cut...  Get your checks in for those last spots...



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Thomas Jefferson From Eliza's Site

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Who was it that said - those who do not learn from history are doomed to repeat it?  We were even more excited to have Eliza here after we found this gem on her website.    It's really quite startling to see how the government has come full circle...

"A little patience, and we shall see the reign of witches pass over, their
spells dissolve, and the people, recovering their true sight, restore their government to its true principles. It is true that in the meantime we are suffering deeply in spirit, and incurring the horrors of a war and long oppressions of enormous public debt....If the game runs sometimes against us at home we must have patience till luck turns, and then we shall have an opportunity of winning back the principles we have lost, for this is a game where principles are at stake."
- written by Thomas Jefferson in response to the Sedition Act of 1798.

How can you go wrong with an artist that quotes Thomas Jefferson on her website?


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Grammy Award Nominated Folk Singer...

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We are truly excited that Eliza Gilkyson will be here at the house in June.  Two of our FHC junkies invited Marc & I to dinner last summer and I was so distracted by the music that I could hardly follow conversations - the artist was Eliza Gilkyson.  Amazon had this insightful  statement in their review of Eliza's latest "Paradise Hotel":   "Her most personal album to date, it features songs that artfully reveal the roots of her progressive patriotism, comment on the direction our world is headed and peel back the thin layers obscuring the heart of what matters in these complex times."

Reviews of Grammy Nominated Land of Milk and Honey:

“Gilkyson's latest gives no quarter with songs as excellent as they are raw and brutal. Her gift is the ability to mask razor-sharp words in deceptively easy melodies and make the expression of personal longing just as devastating.” (4 stars) - Austin Chronicle 2004

“Gilkyson doesn't pull any punches. She graces the music with her lush and passionate voice; a dark and lonely sound, hope and satisfaction, and edgy lyrics with piercing imagery round out the whole.” - NY Times

The music that so distracted me was from Paradise Hotel, her latest.  Check it out here and pay special attention to "Man of God", "Jedidiah 1777" and "Requiem".  The last song was written for the victims of the Tsunami, but is applicable (even more?) to Hurrican Katrina's vicitims.  Enjoy...


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