- Lucy Kaplansky
Infobox Musical artist
Name = Lucy Kaplansky
Background = solo_singer
Birth_name = Lucy Kaplansky
Born = 1960
Chicago, Illinois, United States
Instrument = Vocals,
Genre = Folk
Years_active = 1978 – present
Associated_acts = Cry Cry Cry
URL = [http://www.lucykaplansky.com/ www.lucykaplansky.com]
Kaplansky was originally from
Chicago, and at the age of 18, decided not to go to college, and moved to New York City. She became involved in the city's folk music scene, particularly around Greenwich Village, where she played with, among others, Suzanne Vega, Shawn Colvinand Richard Shindell.
In 1983, she decided to become a psychologist, enrolling in Yeshiva University. She continued playing music while doing her PhD, and began to have some success as part of a duo with Colvin. However, when they began to attract record company interest, Kaplansky declined, choosing instead to set up a private practice and become a staff psychologist at a New York hospital. For several years, she concentrated largely on her work, and played little in the way of concerts. However, she still did some session work, such as singing backing vocals in the studio for
By the early 1990s she found herself increasingly drawn back to music. Colvin, who by this time had experienced some commercial success, offered to produce an album for her. The result, "The Tide", a mixture of her own songs and several covers, was released by Red House Records (Greg Brown's label) in 1994. At this time, she decided to give up her psychology practice, and return to music full-time. She released four more albums before her latest, "Over The Hills," was released in 2007.
In 1998 Kaplansky joined with
Dar Williamsand Richard Shindellto form the folk group Cry Cry Cry, which made an album and toured at length before going their separate ways. Her "Ten Year Night" album in 1999 won rave reviews and boosted her popularity, leading to performances on CBS-TV. Her album, "The Red Thread" has a hauntingly beautiful song about her experience of being a New Yorker on 9-11. Ironically, in August 2001, she played a memorable concert outside the World Trade Center.
She is in high demand as a backing vocalist on the records of others, being a semi-regular collaborator with
John Gorkaand Nanci Griffith.
Her father was the noted mathematician
Irving Kaplansky. Lucy Kaplansky sometimes performs songs composed by her father (who was also an accomplished pianist) on mathematics-related themes.
* "The Tide" (1994, re-released 2005)
* "Flesh and Bone" (1996)
* "Ten Year Night" (1999)
* "Every Single Day" (2001)
* "The Red Thread" (2004)
Over the Hills" (2007)
* [http://www.lucykaplansky.com/ Official site]
* [http://www.myspace.com/lucykaplansky Lucy Kaplansky on myspace]
* [http://www.archive.org/details/LucyKaplansky Lucy Kaplansky collection] at the
Internet Archive's live music archive
* [http://members.cox.net/ronsfolkchords Lucy Kaplansky Guitar Chords]
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