Winters, CA 95964
Eliza Gilkyson is an Americana superstar with a rough-edged but emotional voice and a gift for songwriting. Her latest solo album, Beautiful World, has some pretty serious jeremiads: “The Party’s Over” and “The Great Correction” both address human destruction of the planet we inhabit, while “Dream Lover” uses a deceptively snappy pop tune to tell the story of a street kid turned porn star.
But she’s also a member of Americana’s latest supergroup—WTF? Can folk singers even have a supergroup? Yes, they can, if it’s made up of Gilkyson, John Gorka and Lucy Kaplansky, called Red Horse, and tops off original songs with a wonderful rendition of “Wayfaring Stranger.” Gilkyson will be through these parts with the other two-thirds of Red Horse in November, but feed your excitement by catching her solo show at the Palms in Winters tonight.
Eliza Gilkyson plays Thursday, September 9, 8 p.m. at the Palms Playhouse, 13 Main Street in Winters; $22; (530) 795-1825; www.palmsplayhouse.com.