From: Martin Snodin [martin_dot_snodin_at_homecall_dot_co_dot_uk]
Sent: 01 October 2008 20:55
Subject: Acoustic Sussex Newsletter 2008-10-01 Reminder

Newsletter        1 October 2008


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REMINDER - This Friday, 3rd October at Chequer Mead, East Grinstead

ELIZA GILKYSON with Robert McEntee

Pre-show meals available in the Cuisine Studio by reservation - 01342 324860


Listen to Eliza on our MySpace jukebox – click here

Friday 3 October
with Robert McEntee
at Chequer Mead
East Grinstead
£13 (£ 11 conc)    8pm
Box Office 01342 302000
Tickets are also available at Hobgoblin in Crawley and Bullfrog in East Grinstead


Click here for News Release with biography (PDF)



What they say…
Eliza Gilkyson is a politically minded, poetically gifted singer-songwriter from Texas, who has become one of the most respected musicians in roots, folk and Americana circles. In February 2003, she was inducted into the Austin Music Hall of Fame. In 2006, she was recognised 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.” 

Daughter of singer and songwriter Terry Gilkyson (who hit with 'Marianne' in 1957), Eliza Gilkyson is on her 6th UK tour and has seen her popularity rocket following performances and appearances on Bob Harris and Johnny Walker's BBC radio shows. She has toured and recorded with Slaid Cleaves, Bonnie Raitt, Mary Chapin Carpenter and her family are steeped in musical heritage. As a teenager, she recorded demos for her dad, who also had hits such 'The Bare Necessities' from the Disney classic Jungle Book and 'Memories Are Made of This', a big smash for Dean Martin. "He would use me in the studio because I had a mature voice at an early age and would work for free," laughs Eliza. Soon after, she was writing and recording her own material as well. In addition to her own albums, she has also been on several compilations, including the Bob Dylan tribute album, 'A Nod to Bob'. 

Eliza’s new album Beautiful World (her 7th) is her first studio album in 3 years. Smart, sensual lyrics combine with upbeat Americana, folk and pop sounds to create her most radio-friendly CD to date. 

“One of the most influential artists on the American folk music scene”

"Her songwriting has a Dylan-esque quality as her tunes burst with edgy lyrics and poetic imagination. With a knowing eye on the past, Eliza Gilkyson is making folk music for the 21st Century, and it's a delightful thing to hear"  Austin Chronicle

“Beautiful World is Gilkyson’s masterpieceAll Music Guide

“Direct, down to earth and honest, her songs and her vocals are as naked as they come…pure magic.” Dirty Linen

What we say…
Americana at its very, very best. And the reviewers are right – Beautiful World is the most accessible and immediately enjoyable albums Eliza has made.  With Robert McEntee as sideman, this show is a must-see.


Eliza Gilkyson

Beautiful World


Robert McEntee


Don’t forget that as well as our own shows, the Acoustic Sussex website has a Regional Gig Guide and links to venues and clubs in the South East that offer folk, roots and acoustic music – and our MySpace site contains over 500 links to a variety of other MySpace ‘friends’ sites, including musicians, venues, magazines and lots more.


Regional Gig Guide

For your future diaries...


Other dates in the Acoustic Sussex programme include:

Ø    11 October – Richie Havens (special promotion with The Hawth)

Ø    22 October – Bob Fox & Stu Luckley + support Cathy Burton

Ø    3 November – John Tams & Barry Coope + support (Michael Chapman)

Ø    17 November – Kreg Viesselman + support (Sharon Lewis)

Ø    9 December – Dougie MacLean + support (Jane Taylor)

Ø    26 January – Ben Glover & The Earls

Ø    23 February – Martin Harley Band (tbc)

Ø    23 March – Mark Erelli

Ø    1 April – Eliza Carthy

Ø    21 May – Cara Dillon

Ø    19 June – Show of Hands (tbc)


More information on all up-and-coming artists can be found on our website: You can also find us on MySpace (with samples from some of the artists appearing) at: If you know anyone who you think may enjoy our events, please forward this email to them.


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