Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Career folk musician still loves songwriting 40 years later

Folk songwriter Eliza Gilkyson will headline the 63rd annual Ozark Folk Festival in Eureka Springs. The festival begins Thursday, and Gilkyson’s performance takes place Nov. 6.By Kevin Kinder
*Folk songwriter Eliza Gilkyson will headline the 63rd annual Ozark Folk Festival in Eureka Springs. The festival begins Thursday, and Gilkyson’s performance takes place Nov. 6.
Folk songwriter Eliza Gilkyson will headline the 63rd annual Ozark Folk Festival in Eureka Springs. The festival begins Thursday, and Gilkyson’s performance takes place Nov. 6.
Sure, there have been a few moments over the course of her 40-plusyear music career when Eliza Gilkyson doubted that she could continue as a songwriter.
“Every artist goes through that process, I think,” Gilkyson says.
"Every time, as she looked for another career path, she wound up rededicating herself to the music instead.
Besides, what else would someone who began her career singing backup for her folksinger father do?
I was probably neurotically driven,” she says with a laugh while enjoying a day off in upstate New York. “It’s important to me in terms of my sense of self.”
Gilkyson got her start with her father, noted folk composer and vocalist Terry Gilkyson. When she was just 14 ..To read the entire story visit .http://www.nwaonline.com/news/2010/oct/29/eureka-springs-back-red-horse-20101029/

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