Lucy Kaplansky

Celebrated folk musician

Lucy Kaplansky is an acclaimed singer-songwriter of rare talent, “a truly gifted performer with a bag full of enchanting songs” (The New Yorker) and “the troubadour laureate of modern-city folk” (The Boston Globe). She has released nine critically acclaimed CDs, two of which were awarded Best Pop Album of the Year by the Association for Independent Music. NPR described her 2012 album, Reunion, as “a master class in making the personal universal,” and NPR’s Scott Simon called her album, Last Days of Summer, released in June 2022, “Absolutely wonderful… utterly beautiful and affecting… Lucy sings songs from her life with resonance in ours.”

Lucy was part of the folk supergroup Cry Cry Cry with Dar Williams and Richard Shindell (which The New Yorker dubbed “a collection of lovely harmonizing and pure emotion”). Their album was an astonishing success in stores and on radio, resulting in a national tour of sold-out concerts as well as a national sold-out reunion tour in 2018.

Her recording of Roxy Music’s “More than This” has over 12 million streams on Spotify, and she has been featured on NPR’s All Things Considered, Weekend Edition and Morning Edition, as well as BBC Radio 2 and 4, and CBS Sunday Morning, and she has sung harmony on albums by Suzanne Vega, Bryan Ferry, Nanci Griffith and Shawn Colvin. Her song “Guilty as Sin” was featured in the NBC television show Ed, and her vocals were featured in the Tom Cruise film The Firm.

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