This week on Donald Glenn’s Songs for Sunday, I’m featuring two songs by American Folk Artist Eliza Gilkyson, who began in the music business as a teenager singing demos for her famous dad Terry Gilkyson, and went on to a decades-long career with 20 albums to her name and covers of her tunes by industry heavyweights like Joan Baez, Bob Gledof and Tom Rush.
It’s easy to get distracted by Gilkyson’s musical pedigree and formidable songwriting skills, but it’s her voice that always gets me. It seems so strong to me, and it’s taken me a while to put my finger on the reason why. I finally figured out it’s because it just rings true to me. I believe every word she sings. Check out the two Gilkyson selections on the list this week and see if you agree.