Lucy Kaplansky has been doing the independent singer-songwriter thing since well before being an independent singer-songwriter was cool. She started out in the same New York City songwriting world which produced folk-pop crossover artists like Shawn Colvin and Suzanne Vega, and hugely beloved lyrics-focused folksingers like John Gorka. She collaborated with Richard Shindell and Dar Williams in the trio Cry Cry Cry (a favorite of other singer-songwriters everywhere, which never got its due in the media) as well as a 2010 collaborative album with Gorka and Eliza Gilkyson.
And now she's preparing to release her sixth solo album, Reunion, on Red House Records on Sep. 25, 2012. She enlisted the help of her incredibly gifted friends - Buddy Miller, Richard Shindell, Jonatha Brooke, Gorka, Gilkyson, and more - to deliver a disc which pays tribute at least in part to her grandmother (a Poland-to-Toronto immigrant who founded a bakery chain). The disc promises to be packed with all the moving, remarkable songwriting which has made Kaplansky a favorite of fellow songwriters and music fans throughout the American folk circuit. Mark your calendars.
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