Hello music lovers & Live Wire friends,
Hopefully you already have your seats for the first Live Wire show of the new season. If not, get to Brian’s Record Option or Tara Foods soon as Eliza has built a large and enthusiastic following in Kingston.
I’m very happy to have become an official volunteer of the Live Wire Music Series, in charge of social media marketing. This season’s line-up is stellar so you won’t want to miss a single show!
Live Wire Music Series begins the new season with one of our favourites – the magnificent, poetically gifted singer Eliza Gilkyson, from Austin, Texas. This is Eliza’s fourth visit to Kingston in the last decade and she always puts on a dynamic, politically charged concert that demonstrates why she is one of the most respected roots musicians in North America. She has appeared on Austin City Limits and Mountain Stage, been inducted into the Austin Music Hall of Fame and received a Grammy nomination for her superb 2006 release Paradise Hotel. Her latest CD Roses at the End of Time “continues to express her vivid vision of the world, full of both beauty and anger, inspiration and struggle, and wrapped in melodies so hauntingly beautiful that they seem to float.”
Opening the concert will be Ariana Gillis from Vineland, Ontario, one of the most powerful new voices in Canadian music today. Chosen as Young Performer of the Year at the 2009 Canadian Folk Music Awards, she is fulfilling the promise many people have seen since she put out her first EP when she was 17.
Live Wire Music Series presents:
Eliza Gilkyson with special guest Ariana Gillis
Friday, Sept. 21st ~ 7:30 pm
Octave Theatre, 711 Dalton Ave., Kingston
Tickets: $20 in advance and $25 at the door available at Brian’s Record Option (613 542-2452) and at Tara Foods.
Eliza Gilkyson Quotes:
Few folk singers, even those from the original folk revival, have been able to combine social consciousness with musicality as well as Eliza Gilkyson. She merges strong songwriting talent with commanding vocals to create music that has immediate appeal as well as lasting intellectual impact. – Vintage Guitar
Like the master writer she is, Gilkyson cuts through the jungle of posturing leftist verbiage and conservative spin…She packs a political punch that is as entertaining and blue-collar as the work of Woody Guthrie” – Houston Press
Intimate, delicate-voiced and given to musical introspection . . . her honest voice and understated, life affirming lyrics remain the core of her songs. – People Magazine
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. – New York Times
Raw, harrowing tales of shattered lives and immoral wars. She continues to make big statements… – Penguin Eggs
Her work is too good to be ignored. She sings with plaintive power and writes with soulful strength. – Dallas Morning News
Up and coming shows
Guest, Ariana Gillis
Friday, Sept. 21, 2012
Sat., Oct. 20, 2012
The Kruger Brothers
Guest, Jeremy Fisher
Fri., Nov. 30, 2012
Chalmers United Church