AMERICAN singer songwriter Lucy Kaplansky will be in concert at Theatre Severn, Shrewsbury, next Thursday night May 12.
Working in alt-country and contemporary folk, her last British CD release “Over The Hills” includes Loudon Wainwright III’s “Swimming Song”, June Carter and Johnny Cash’s “Ring of Fire”, Ian Tyson’s “Someday Soon”, Julie Miller’s “Somewhere Trouble Don’t Go”, and even a version of Brian Ferry’s “More Than This”, as well as Lucy’s own songs with her husband and co-writer Rick Larvin.
She started out singing in bars in Chicago before moving to New York city where she became part of its community of songwriters and performers including singing in a female duo with Shawn Colvin.
She took time out to gain a degree in Psychology and worked in a New York hospital with chronically mentally ill adults, and started a private practice.
She returned to music in 1994, signing to Red House Records with “The Tide” album. Lucy appeared on the soundtracks of the movies “Pretty in Pink” and “The Firm”, and on albums by the likes of Brian Ferry and Nanci Griffith.
Her own albums “Ten Year Night” and “Every Single Day” both won Association for Independent Music awards for best pop album of the year. She also teamed up with Dar Williams and Richard Shindell as the supergroup Cry Cry Cry for a national tour of sold-out concerts.
Tomorrow she is playing in Philadelphia and Lucy’s return to solo work and concerts makes her appearance in Shrewsbury a rare treat – as it is one of only four dates this side of the Atlantic..