Lucy Kaplansky released a new album this fall, titled Reunion and featuring a number of her old friends from the Fast Folk days and beyond. As the folk world digests that disc - a stirring and intensely personal record which places a number of originals next to cover songs by folks as variant as Eliza Gilkyson and Woody Guthrie - I thought now might be a good time to dive a little further into Kaplansky's biography.
After all, she has been a favorite of budding singer-songwriters for decades now. Granted, she briefly left the music world behind to open her own psychology practice, she has been back in the saddle for more than eight albums - not to mention two collaborative discs (Cry Cry Cry with Richard Shindell and Dar Williams, and Red Horse with Gilkyson and John Gorka).
Learn more about one of folk music's best kept secrets, with this introductory bio and profile of Lucy Kaplansky.
photo courtesy Red House Records