RHR238 - Roses At The End Of Time - Eliza Gilkyson
"fragrant and evocative" - Austin Chronicle
"fresh, confident and full of passion" - All Music
Eliza Gilkyson delivers the album of her career with Roses at the End of Time. Once again pushing the boundaries of folk music, Eliza cleverly disguises her sly social commentaries within catchy acoustic ballads, edgy folk rockers and fresh electronic atmospheres that paint a vivid image of life's struggles and triumphs in a world that she feels is "poised on the edge of moral, economic and environmental bankruptcy."
The ten songs of Roses at the End of Time run the full spectrum of emotions and issues. Whether it's in socio-political anthems like the soulful, slithering "Slouching Towards Bethlehem" or moody ballads like "Blue Moon Night" and "Belle of the Ball," a collection of fragmented memories of her mother, Eliza intermingles the political with the personal, with stinging edge and heart-aching elegance.
Not straying too far from her folk roots, Eliza delivers a down-home banjo-driven Americana cover of her brother Tony Gilkyson's song "Death in Arkansas" which also features vocals by fellow Red House artists John Gorka and Lucy Kaplansky. The driving rocker "Looking for a Place" and the reflective "Once I had a Home" proves she is a powerful songwriter whose rich, poetic lyrics reveal her as a songwriter at the height of her storytelling powers.
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