Singer/songwriter Eliza Gilkyson has free NMSU concert Nov. 3

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Singer/Songwriter Eliza Gilkyson will perform a free concert at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 3, in the NMSU Music Building’s Atkinson Recital Hall, 1075 N. Horseshoe St. on the NMSU campus.

Gilkyson will be joined in performance by multi-instrumentalist and fellow singer/songwriter Don Richmond.

The performance is part of NMSU’s annual Research and Creativity Week, an extensive week of lectures, poster sessions, workshops, concerts and other events. No tickets or reservations for the concert are required. Doors will open at 7:00 pm.

“Gilkyson has enjoyed worldwide success in the music industry for many years,” said NMSU Regents Professor and tubist Jim Shearer. “Her songs cover a broad range of topics, with widely varied emotional content from simple songs of love and loss to complex protest songs that address some of the most current issues with which the world is dealing. She is a two-time Grammy nominee, and in 2003 she was inducted into the Texas Music Hall of Fame.

“In addition to a string of her own successful recordings, Gilkyson has collaborated with Bonnie Raitt, Mary Chapin Carpenter, Patty Griffin, Iris DeMent, John Gorka, Lucy Kaplansky and Andreas Vollenweider,” Shearer said. “Her songs have been covered by Joan Baez, Bob Geldof, Tom Rush, Ray Wylie Hubbard and Rosanne Cash, among many others, and her music has been featured in various films, PBS specials and on primetime TV.”

Along with the concert, Gilkyson will lead a masterclass and perform at 3:30 p.m. Nov. 3, during the standard weekly recital class for all NMSU music majors, also in the Atkinson Recital Hall, Shearer said.

Other musical events taking place during the week include composer and jazz pianist Chris Reyman giving a 3 p.m. lecture and performance Thursday, Nov. 4. On Friday, Nov. 5, Shearer will be joined by Reyman, bass player Erik Unsworth and drummer Andy Smith to offer the world premiere of Reyman’s “Cloud Bowling” suite.

For more information, contact Shearer at 575-646-2601 and jshearer@nmsu.edu.

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