Mary Gauthier, Eliza Gilkyson, and Gretchen Peters

Mary Gauthier, Eliza Gilkyson, and Gretchen Peters

Wednesday, February 18th

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

$17-$36

Mary Gauthier
Mary Gauthier
Self described “country noir” singer-songwriter Mary Gauthier has never shied away from painful and profoundly personal subject matter. Her songs tell emotionally complex stories and demonstrate her ability to deliver a gut punch that leaves audiences with eyes opened to new perspectives.
Eliza Gilkyson
Eliza Gilkyson
Eliza Gilkyson is singer, songwriter, and activist whose music provides a window into the struggle and triumph of a world she feels is “poised on the edge of moral, economic and environmental bankruptcy.”

The daughter of successful songwriter Terry Gilkyson, Eliza is a third generation musician who grew up in Los Angeles knowing 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." As a teenager, she recorded demos for her dad, who wrote folk music hits "Greenfields," "Marianne," and "Memories Are Made of This," among others. Soon after, she was writing and recording her own material as well.

At the end of the sixties, she moved to New Mexico with likeminded souls, eventually raising a family, all the while developing a loyal fan base in the Southwest and Texas. After a period in Europe working with Swiss composer/harpist Andreas Vollenweider, Eliza returned to the United States releasing Through the Looking Glass in '96 (Private Music), and 1997's Redemption Road (Silverwave/ MTI), which she has recently reissued. Eliza started her own label, Realiza Records and put out Misfits in 1999, a collection of outtakes that received favorable press as a sound that connected the worlds of folk and modern storytelling.

In 2000, Eliza released Hard Times in Babylon, her first album on the Red House Records label. The album was a critical success, followed by her second recording with Red House, Lost and Found. She has also been on several compilations issued by Red House, including a Bob Dylan tribute album, Nod to Bob, and a Greg Brown tribute called Going Driftless, benefiting a breast cancer research group. In 2003 she was inducted into the Austin Music Hall of Fame, alongside such luminaries as Willie Nelson, Townes Van Zandt, Nancy Griffith, and others. Eliza released Land of Milk and Honey in 2004, a decidedly more sociopolitical record that was nominated for a Grammy. Her most recent CD is Paradise Hotel which has already made DJ Top Ten lists all over the US and Europe.
Gretchen Peters
Gretchen Peters
“…songs that manage, with deft use of language, to cram a whole epic into three minutes. Astonishingly good writing.” – Pop Matters

For two decades, Gretchen Peters has been one of Nashville's most beloved and respected artists. Inducted into the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame in October 2014 by singer-songwriter Rodney Crowell, who called her "a songwriter and a poet (who) sings as beautifully as she writes” Peters has accumulated accolades as a songwriter for artists as diverse as Etta James, Bonnie Raitt, The Neville Brothers, Patty Loveless, George Strait, Bryan Adams and Faith Hill. In 2015, The Telegraph (UK) named her one of the greatest 60 female singer-songwriters of all time.