LIVE: The Pine Hill Project: Lucy Kaplansky & Richard Shindell @ The Egg, 11/7/14

November 10th, 2014, 4:00 pm by Greg
Richard Shindell and Lucy Kaplansky

Richard Shindell and Lucy Kaplansky

Review by Greg Haymes
Photographs by Andrzej Pilarczyk

Take two A-list solo singer-songwriters in the folk tradition. Pair them up with a master multi-instrumentalist/producer. Back them up with a crack rhythm section. And have them serve up an evening of their favorite songs, both originals and a wide swath of cover tunes.

It sounds like the recipe for a best-concerts-of-the-year-list contender, doesn’t it? Unfortunately, last weekend’s Albany debut of the new Pine Hill Project – featuring folk stars Richard Shindell and Lucy Kaplansky – rarely caught fire. Their performance at The Egg was simply too tentative. Considering that it was only their third tour-stop, maybe that was to be expected.

Kaplansky and Shindell have been friends for 25 years, and for nearly all of that time, they’ve talked about making an album of duets. Earlier this year, after a successful fan-funded Kickstarter campaign, they finally made the album, Tomorrow You’re Going, a collection of songs by other songwriters who they admire. And although the album isn’t slated for release for another four months, they’ve hit the road to offer fans a preview.

Read the rest of this entry »

Advertisement

Five Firsts: Lucy Kaplansky

August 30th, 2012, 11:00 am by Greg
Lucy Kaplansky

Lucy Kaplansky

NAME: Lucy Kaplansky
BAND AFFILIATION: Red Horse
INSTRUMENT: Guitar, vocals

1. THE FIRST ALBUM I EVER BOUGHT WAS … I think it was Joni Mitchell’s “Blue.”

2. THE FIRST CONCERT THAT I EVER SAW WAS … Chicago and the Beach Boys, in 1975, I think, at the Chicago Stadium

3. THE FIRST MUSICAL INSTRUMENT I EVER OWNED OR PLAYED WAS … first instrument I played was piano at about age 5, then my older brother’s acoustic guitar at age 10 or so. Then I got my first guitar at age 13, a Yamaha steel string.

Read the rest of this entry »

LIVE: Patty Larkin & Lucy Kaplansky @ the Eighth Step, 10/2/09

October 5th, 2009, 3:45 pm by Greg

Lucy Kaplansky and Patty Larkin

Lucy Kaplansky and Patty Larkin



It was quite the double-bill at the Eighth Step at Proctors’ GE Theatre on Friday night.

Certainly Patty Larkin and Lucy Kaplansky are both headliners in their own right. Put them together on the same show, and you’ve got your own little mini folk fest.

Both performers delivered fine solo sets in Schenectady on Friday evening. But you know what happens when you get two singer-songwriters together on stage, don’t you? That’s right – they head straight for the Rolling Stones songbook. In this case, a duet on “Ruby Tuesday.”

Photographs by Andrzej Pilarczyk

Patty Larkin and Lucy Kaplansky

Patty Larkin and Lucy Kaplansky


Holly & EvanThe Cock'N'Bull RestaurantCaffe LenaCartoonist John CaldwellJim Gaudet and the Railroad BoysAdvertise on Nippertown!Albany PoetsBerkshire On StageLeave Regular Radio BehindMohawk Hudson Humane Society