Tonight, reflective folk singer Lucy Kaplansky shines with tender ballads at The Barns at Wolf Trap.
Hailing from the Windy City, Kaplansky began performing as a teenager in Chicago bars. At 18, she moved to New York City to experience the 1970s folk scene.
Kaplansky was a member of folk super group Cry Cry Cry, along with Dar Williams and Richard Shindell, which released a popular eponymous album in 1999 that The New Yorker hailed as “a collection of lovely harmonizing and pure emotion.”
Before becoming a full-time folk musician, Kaplansky was a clinical psychologist who worked in a New York hospital and later established her own practice.
In addition to her six solo albums, Kaplansky contributed to the film soundtracks for Pretty in Pink and The Firm, and was commissioned to write the song “Life Threads” by cosmetic company La Prairie in 2009.
“Fusing alternative country, roots rock, and folk music with rare style and intelligence— not to mention a truly charming stage presence—Lucy presents her thoughtful songs about the human condition with warmth and power.”— Freight & Salvage
Lucy Kaplansky takes the stage at 8 pm on Friday, October 26, 2012 at The Barns.