Lost & Found (2002)
|Artist: Eliza Gilkyson|
|Eliza Gilkyson's newest release on Red House Records, Lost And Found, is a natural evolution from her critically acclaimed previous recording, Hard Times In Babylon. Utilizing co-producer Mark Hallman and the same team of top-notch Austin musicians, as well as her brother Tony Gilkyson (of "X" fame) on guitar, this CD is a collection of stories of lives and loves lost and found. The production is sparse, the lyrics convey Eliza's depth of experience, and her voice is, as always, commanding and assured, conveying a tough vulnerability as she weaves tales both personal and archetypical. "I feel the human story is that of losing and finding ourselves again and again, as individuals and as a collective, hopefully figuring out a few things along the way." Eliza has lived to tell the tale in her own unique way, of a soul that has been "lost and found" in its myriad forms.|
Album Notes and Credits
Notes & Personnel Info
|Personnel includes: Eliza Gilkyson (vocals, acoustic guitar); Gurt Morlix (slide guitar); Andrew Hardin (electric guitar); Lloyd Maines (dobro); Rich Brotherton (mandolin, background vocals); Michael Ramos (Hammond B3 organ); Glenn Fukunga (bass); Cisco Ryder (drums, cajon); Wally Dogget (drums, percussion); Mark Hallman (percussion, background vocals); Johnny Goudie, Jeff Klein (background vocals).|
|Personnel: Eliza Gilkyson (acoustic guitar, electric guitar, National guitar, piano); Rich Brotherton (acoustic guitar, mandolin, background vocals); Mike Hardwick (electric guitar, dobro); Andrew Hardin, Tony Gilkyson (electric guitar); Lloyd Maines (lap steel guitar, dobro); Jeff Plankenhorn (dobro); David Webb (pump organ, melodion); Cisco Ryder (drums); Jeff D. Klein, Johnny Goudie, Mark Hallman, Patty Griffin, Slaid Cleaves (background vocals).|
|Recording information: Congress House Studios.|
|Folk audiences were overjoyed when Texan singer/songwriter Lucinda Williams gained well-deserved national attention with her albums Car Wheels on a Gravel Road and Essence. If there is any justice in the music industry, Eliza Gilkyson's 2002 Red House Records release, Lost and Found, will give her the same exposure. Both women have paid their dues not only as performers, but also as daughters, lovers, and human beings, and these elements are reflected in the honesty of their songs. Gilkyson's beautifully rough voice seeps emotion on the sensual love song "Fall into the Night" and effectively recounts hard livin' on the road song "Easy Rider." She is joined on the album by Patty Griffin, Slaid Cleaves, and her brother Tony Gilkyson (formerly of the band X), who each add subtle and unobtrusive textures to Gilkyson's darkly melodic poems. Co-producer Mark Hallman performed a great service by keeping the songs stripped down and a little bare, making each note important and every word stand alone. ~ Zac Johnson|
Producer: Marl Hallman; Eliza Gilkyson; Mark Hallman
Engineer: Ned Stewart; Mark Hallman
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Associated Artists and Works
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|Release Date : 04/08/2002|
|Original Release Date : 2002|
|Catalog ID : RHRCD 162|
|Label : Red House Records|
|Number of Discs : 1|
|Studio/Live : Studio|
|Mono/Stereo : Stereo|
|SPAR Code : n/a|
|UPC : 00033651016229|
- "...Sweet country rockers and edgy atmospheric blues....resoundingly affirmative..."
BioThe daughter of successful folksinger Terry Gilkyson, Eliza Gilkyson is a third generation poet/musician who, growing up in Los Angeles, knew that her life would revolve around music. "I got into it for all the wrong reasons, more as a survival tool than anything else, but it proved to serve me more than I dared to imagine it ever could." As a young teenager she recorded demos for her dad (who wrote folk/pop music hits "Greenfields," "Marianne" and "Memories Are Made Of This," among others) and started writing and recording her own material as well.
In her late teens, Eliza moved to New Mexico to pursue an alternative lifestyle and eventually raised a family, while continuing to perform, write and record. Over the years she developed a loyal fan base in the Southwest and Texas, as well as a uniquely intimate style shaped by her personal experiences and her need to stay true to her muse. She cut numerous records, including her most well known work, on Gold Castle Records, 1987's Pilgrims, which charted and gave her a questionable reputation as a new age artist due to its introspective and atmospheric nature.
Pilgrims was a departure form her folk-driven roots, but it helped expand her popularity and gave her the opportunity to write, record and tour with Swiss harpist Andreas Vollenweider in the early '90's. "Living and touring in Europe and working with Andreas opened me up to a much more spontaneous approach to music" she says, "and in a way gave me a chance to rediscover myself as a vocalist and a songwriter."
Eliza returned to the United States in 1994 to release Through The Looking Glass for Private Music and, in 1997, Redemption Road. in 1999 after creating her own label, Realiza Records, she released Misfits, a collection of previously unreleased recordings, which was received readily by radio and press as a homecoming to a sound that connected all the dots between her roots, her personal story and her passionate voice.
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