Hard Times In Babylon
Eliza Gilkyson writes songs for the soul.
Hard Times in Babylon is Eliza Gilkyson's Red House debut! The collection of songs, which she describes as "a diary of a season of love and loss," is stripped down and presented with a hard-earned confidence. Opening with "Beauty Way," a semi-autobiographical homage to the plight of being a guitar slinger by trade, which as she says "is a little about me, a little about my brother (guitarist Tony Gilkyson of 'X' and 'Lone Justice' notoriety) and a whole lot about most guitar players trying to keep the balance between making a living and keeping their creative fires burning." The title track, "Hard Times in Babylon," (written after the suicide of a close friend) sets the tone for the rest of the recording.