Outpost in the Burbs Presents Lucy Kaplansky 

Friday, December 9th, 8pm, Montclair, NJ


MONTCLAIR, N. J. November 10, 2016 -- Outpost in the Burbs presents singer- songwriter Lucy Kaplansky on Friday, December 9th at 8 p.m.  This concert will take place at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation, 67 Church Street.

Opening the show will be Goodbye Blue, an Americana duo featuring Charlotte Kendrick and Dan Rowe.  This show is sponsored by The Arnold and Joy Gottlieb Family Foundation. Donations for Toys 4 Tots will be collected at this concert. 

About Lucy Kaplansky: 

Lucy Kaplansky is a rare vocal talent, “a truly gifted performer... full of enchanting songs” (New York Times).  Blending country, folk and pop styles, she has the unique ability to make every song sound fresh, whether singing her own sweet originals, covering country classics by June Carter Cash and Gram Parsons or singing pop favorites by Lennon/McCartney and Nick Lowe.  Lucy’s iconic voice has has been featured in film and on television, including commercials like Chevrolet’s iconic “Heartbeat of America” jingle.  A Billboard-charting singer and one of the top-selling artists on Red House Records, she has topped the folk and Americana radio charts and has been featured on shows throughout the world from NPR’s Weekend and Morning Editions to BBC Radio to CBS Sunday Morning.  One of the most in-demand harmony singers, Lucy has sung on countless records, performing with Suzanne Vega, Bryan Ferry, Nanci Griffith and Shawn Colvin. 

Raised by a piano-playing mathematician and a homemaker in Chicago, Lucy began singing in bars when she was still a teenager, even traveling to Norway to perform as a country singer.  When she was just out of high school, she took off for New York City, where she became part of the renaissance of the Greenwich Village folk scene centered around Folk City and the Fast Folk recordings.  Her compatriots included Suzanne Vega, The Roches, Steve Forbert and John Gorka as well as her frequent duo partner Shawn Colvin.  The New York Times said it was “easy to predict stardom for her,” but instead, Lucy got a doctorate in psychology and started a private practice. 

Eventually Shawn Colvin lured Lucy back to music, producing her debut album The Tide (1994).  Red House founder Bob Feldman was blown away by the release and signed her right away.  Since then, she has released six solo albums with Red House and released radio-charting albums with the folk supergroups Red Horse (with Eliza Gilkyson and John Gorka) and Cry Cry Cry (with Dar Williams and Richard Shindell). 

Lucy continues to perform all over the world.  When not performing, she lives in New York City, where she enjoys spending time with her husband and daughter. 

About Goodbye Blue: 

Goodbye Blue is an Americana duo featuring Charlotte Kendrick and Dan Rowe.  The duo performs melodic and personal Americana-Folk, reminiscent of story- telling artists such as Patty Griffin, John Prine, and the Weepies.  Their newest album, Worth the Wait, was released in March of 2016 on Wondermore Records.

How to Get Tickets:  Tickets: $30 in advance/$35 at the door, available at Keil’s Pharmacy, 732 Valley Rd., Upper Montclair, 973-744-2113; Studio042 – Super Business Printer, 423 Bloomfield Ave., Montclair, 973-509-7591; online at https://outpost.ticketleap.com/lucy-kaplansky-2016/dates/Dec-09-2016_at_0800PM

About The Outpost:  The all-volunteer Outpost is a nonprofit outreach organization in Montclair dedicated to building community through music, community service, and cultural events.  The Outpost has presented more than 350 concerts by internationally known artists such as Judy Collins, Roger McGuinn, Dave Mason, Jorma Kaukonen, Jimmy Webb, Richie Havens, J.D. Souther, and Dar Williams.  In addition to promoting and staffing concerts, Outpost volunteers have donated many hours of their time through programs affiliated with Habitat for Humanity, Toys for Tots, the Human Needs Food Pantry of Montclair, MESH (Montclair Emergency Services for the Homeless), the Community Food Bank of N.J., Dress for Success, and a soup kitchen run by Outpost volunteers in Orange, NJ. 

For more information, visit www.outpostintheburbs.org or call 973-744-6560. 

Contact: Gail Prusslin Outpost in the Burbs 

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