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earth concert lucy kaplansky beowulf sheehanAt next Earth Room Concert on Saturday, March 9 at 7:30 PM

PHOTO: Lucy Kaplansky is featured performer.

LINCROFT, NJ - The Earth Room Concerts music series at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Monmouth County (UUCMC) in Lincroft, NJ presents its next concert on Saturday, March 9 at 7:30 PM, featuring Lucy Kaplansky.  The UUCMC series, named for the attractive stained glass in the sanctuary where concerts are held, brings excellent contemporary folk and singer-songwriter artists to Monmouth County.

Blending country, folk and pop styles, Lucy Kaplansky 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. A Billboard-charting singer, 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.

Lucy began singing in bars when she was still a teenager. 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 in 1994.

Lucy has now released 8 solo albums, and released radio-charting albums and toured in the folk super-group trios Cry Cry Cry (with Dar Williams and Richard Shindell) and Red Horse (with Eliza Gilkyson and John Gorka).

Lucy's September 2018 release, “Everyday Street”, is a stunning collection of songs weaving stories of joy, friendship, family, loss and discovery. It is somewhat of a departure sonically: stripped down, spontaneous, acoustic, with the feel of one of her concerts. The songs were recorded over four days with her long-time collaborator Duke Levine. These are genuine performances, many captured in one take.

Earth Room Concerts at UUCMC schedules 6-8 concerts each year.  For more information and tickets, see web site http://earthroomconcerts.org.  Tickets in advance are $20, and $25 at the door.  The venue address is 1475 West Front Street, Lincroft.