The Long Island Museum, WUSB-FM’s Sunday Street Concert Series and the Greater Port Jefferson-Northern Brookhaven Arts Council present Lucy Kaplansky live on stage in the Carriage Museum’s Gillespie Room.
According to The Boston Globe, “Lucy Kaplansky is becoming the troubadour laureate of modern folk.” Her late 2018 release Everyday Street, an acoustic-based, intimate album reflecting her live shows, brought us a collection of Lucy’s new songs often referencing her long-time home, Manhattan’s Greenwich Village.
Lucy’s performing career had its roots in Greenwich Village as she played historic venues like The Cornelia Street Café and The Bottom Line and was well-represented on Jack Hardy’s “Fast Folk” recordings. After close to a decade working as a psychologist she returned to music full time, releasing her debut album, The Tide (produced by Shawn Colvin) in 1994. Other acclaimed albums followed and her song, “Land Of The Living”, was often played on folk radio as it took a nuanced look at the reaction to the events of 9/11.
Along with Dar Williams and Richard Shindell, Lucy recorded an acclaimed album of cover songs as the group Cry Cry Cry. She also released a duo album with Shindellas The Pine Hill Project. Another collaboration saw Lucy joining with Eliza Gilkyson and John Gorka in Red Horse.
Lucy accompanies herself on guitar and on piano.
Advance sale at $25 through Friday, May 3 at sundaystreet.org. If available, tickets may be purchased at the door $30 (cash only). Please call the museum at (631) 751-0066 the day of the show to confirm ticket availability. Concert tickets do not include museum admission.