New York songwriter Lucy Kaplansky is becoming the troubadour laureate of modern folk.” THE BOSTON GLOBE
I’m thrilled to announce the release of my first solo album in six years, EverydayStreet. It’s the most acoustically based, intimate album I’ve ever made: just me and multi-instrumentalist Duke Levine (J. Geils Band, Mary Chapin Carpenter), and features harmonies by my old friends Shawn Colvin and Richard Shindell.
My fans have been asking me for awhile to make a record that’s reflective of my live shows, stripped down, spontaneous, acoustic, with the feel of one of my concerts. The songs were recorded over four days with my long-time collaborator Duke Levine on acoustic guitar, electric guitar, mandola, National guitar, and octave mandolin, and me on acoustic guitar, mandolin and piano. These are genuine performances, many were captured in one take. As a result, the sound and feel of the album is more acoustic, even bluegrassy at times, with all the intimacy of a live show.
Originally from New York, now dividing his time between Buenos Aires, Argentina and New York's Hudson Valley, Richard Shindell is a writer whose songs paint pictures, tell stories, juxtapose ideas and images, inhabit characters, vividly evoking entire worlds along the way and expanding our sense of just what it is a song may be. From his first record, Sparrow's Point (1992) to his most recent release, Careless (2016), Shindell has explored the possibilities offered by this most elastic and variable of cultural confections: the song. Shindell continues to tour nationally in the United States, with forays into Canada, the UK, and Europe. In 2015 he collaborated with Lucy Kaplansky as "The Pine Hill Project," releasing the album Tomorrow You’re Going with the generous support of many fans contributing to a Kickstarter campaign.
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