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Grammy Nominee Eliza Gilkyson at the Odeon Theater
Wednesday, June 3, 2009 • Posted June 3, 2009

Straight from her European tour by way of Los Angeles, California, Grammy nominated singer/songwriter Eliza Gilkyson will perform for one night at the Odeon Theater in Mason, Texas June 20. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and the show begins at 7:00.

Eliza Gilkyson is a politically minded, poetically gifted singer-songwriter, who has become one of the most respected musicians in roots, folk and Americana circles. Of Gilkyson, Vintage Guitar magazine writes that “Few folksingers, even those from the original folk revival, have been able to combine social consciousness with musicality as well as Eliza Gilkyson. She merges strong songwriting talent with commanding vocals to create music that has immediate appeal as well as lasting intellectual impact.”

The Grammy-nominated artist has appeared on NPR, Austin City Limits, Kerrville Folk Festival, Mountain Stage, etown, XM, Air America Radio and has toured with Richard Thompson, Patty Griffin and Mary Chapin Carpenter. In February of 2003, she was inducted into the Austin Music Hall of Fame. The induction placed Eliza alongside an exclusive list of Austin Music Hall of Fame greats, including Willie Nelson, Townes Van Zandt, Nanci Griffith, Billy Joe Shaver, Butch Hancock, Joe Ely and others. In 2006, she was recognized with 3 Austin Music Awards and 4 Folk Alliance Music Awards, one of which was for “Song of the Year” for her tune “Man of God.” Recently, Eliza’s meditative tune “Requiem,” written as a prayer for those who lost lives in the devastating tsunami in Southeast Asia, was recorded by the nationally recognized choral group Conspirare and was nominated for a Grammy. It was also featured on NPR’s All Things Considered.

Make advance reservations for this fantastic show by sending your $15 per person donation to Concert, P.O. Box 1599 Mason, Texas 76856. Make checks payable to the Odeon Preservation Association. For more information or reservations please call Dennis or Kay Evans at 325 347 6781 or email at concerts@theodeontheater.com.

Also check the Odeon Theater website www.theodeontheater.com. Reservations are not confirmed until they have been paid in advance. Concessions will also be open and you may bring your favorite beverage. The Odeon Theater Concert Series is a fund raising event to renovate the oldest continually operated single screen movie theater in Texas and to make it into a multipurpose facility for movies and performing arts. The OPA is a 501c3 non-profit organization. Please join us for an exciting evening of musical entertainment.

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