Eliza Gilkyson / Slaid Cleaves - Friday, August 31 7:30 PM
Friday, August 31, 7:30 PM
Snazzy Productions Presents:
Eliza Gilkyson / Slaid Cleaves
General Admission $25.00 (advance) Gold Circle $40.00 (advance)
Doors: 7:00 PM
A leading light of the vigorous Austin, Texas, songwriting scene in the early and middle 2000s, Eliza Gilkyson did a lot of living to reach that point. Gilkyson earned her first Grammy Award nomination at age 55, as a grandmother. The nomination recognized a remarkable burst of creative songwriting from Gilkyson that began around the time her father died in 1999, some of it personal in nature and some of it immersed in the political issues of the day. For Gilkyson, it was clear that her new renown had come from self-knowledge. “In a way, it’s almost better that [success] didn’t happen for me years ago, because I didn’t know who I was,” she mused to Brad Buchholz of the Austin American-Statesman.”
Slaid Cleaves actually did write his own bio once.It reads, ”Slaid Cleaves. Grew up in Maine. Lives in Texas. Writes songs. Makes records. Travels around. Tries to be good.” Just like his songs, it speaks volumes with just a few well-chosen words. And sounds so much like verse, you almost want to hear it set to music.