Songs From the River Wind News and Reviews

February 17, 2022

We've been so thrilled, and almost overwhelmed by the wonderful positive response this new Howlin' Dog Records release from Eliza Gilkyson has been getting. Check out some of these quotes, and reviews! And as I write this, the record is #2 on the national weekly NACC folk music chart – still hoping for #1!

And as for some reviews - 

"...With “Songs From the River Wind”, Gilkyson once again demonstrates that she is one of our most insightful lyricists, telling stories with such an emotional intensity that we cry every tear, feel every heartbreak, mourn every loss, and exult in every joy about which she sings from her heart. “Songs From the River Wind” is sheer perfection from first note to last…"

—No Depression

 “A heartfelt homage in its entirety,”Songs from the River Wind”, is, in fact, one of the most evocative offerings imaginable. It is, to sum up, a most exquisite collection.”

—American Songwriter

"… a pastoral ode to simpler times, a life shaped by the love of the land, it’s a truly wonderful evocation of the foundations of her heart and hearth, perhaps best listened to at twilight and letting it carry you away to the rivers and hills it so beautifully celebrates...." 

—Folk Radio UK

“…masterfully written and performed folk music that spans 40 years.” 


"...Every track on “Songs From the River Wind” sparkles and shines in the light of Gilkyson’s evocative songwriting..." 

—No Depression  

"… Indeed, the dreamy pedal steel guitar and warm, easygoing vocals make this a perfect ode to the sweeping beauty of the American West. Gilkyson swoons with plenty of imagery that transports you to this sparse and dramatic landscape..."


It's in Italian, but a 4-star review and featured album of the month, plus a front cover of the magazine, is pretty cool. "...Among the most beautiful things this year.”

––Buscadero Magazine

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