Grammy-nominated Eliza Gilkyson, a politically minded, poetically gifted singer-songwriter, has become one of the most respected musicians in roots, folk and Americana circles.
Beautiful World, her 2008 release is a radio-friendly collection of songs, celebrating the beauty that shines amidst these dark days of war and corruption.
Sadly, the American landscape has not changed in the past eight years.
These eleven songs serve to document Gilkyson’s mettle as a singer-songwriter extraordinaire, and with arrangements less folky than her previous work, the album has more of an Americana or alt-country feel.
The lyrics often lean towards political reflection, but a little less from one ideology than another and a little more from the writer’s emotional reaction to the state of the world.