Eliza Gilkyson is a folk singer, an unexpectedly good guitar player, and a wit. For years she's been writing about nuclear war, environmental and economic collapse, and has had the nerve to issue whole records on these themes (notably the excellent song "The Party's Over").
But she also writes songs about herself, of course, and on her latest tour she's been in an unexpectedly sunny mood, kidding herself with the tagline:
I'm so worried about everything
Here she is singing the song ("Eliza Jane") earlier this year at a house concert. It's great to see an artist you love find a way to accept herself, doubts and fears and all. It's often said environmentalists have no sense of humor, but in my experience — reading Muir and Abbey and Thoreau — it's just not true. Not at all.
Add Eliza Jane Gilkyson to the list.