Two-time GRAMMY™-nominated folk singer, songwriter and activist Eliza Gilkyson celebrates the release of her new album 2020.
The album, a collection of politically charged anthems designed to motivate, reflect and inspire action during these partisan times, seems especially prescient with our current situation and was a response to what she believes will be “the most important USA election of our lifetime.”
Produced by Eliza’s son, Cisco Ryder, 2020 features songs that are designed to be audience sing-a-longs in the Pete Seeger tradition of motivational political anthems, from the call for unity of “Peace in Our Hearts,” to blistering condemnations of the current regime’s policies with “Sooner or Later” and “My Heart Aches.” Along with these new songs (including two co-writes with students from her summer songwriter workshops in Taos, NM), she has recorded two folk favorites: Bob Dylan’s “A Hard Rain’s A-Gonna Fall” and Pete Seeger’s “Where Have All the Flowers Gone.”
“One More Day” finds Gilkyson reflecting on the sobering realities of climate catastrophe while celebrating her commitment to life, love, community and Planet Earth with the songs “Beautiful World of Mine,” “We Are Not Alone” and “Promises to Keep.”
Gilkyson, daughter of folk artist Terry Gilkyson and sister of LA-based artist Tony Gilkyson, is held in high regard by critics and her fellow songwriters alike; she recently supported Richard Thompson on his fall 2019 U.S. and had her song “The Great Correction” covered in 2018 by Joan Baez.
Gilkyson says: “2020 was born out of a visceral impulse to promote unity, commitment and action during this epic and critical showdown of power versus people in the USA and our world today. “May human decency prevail.”