Thursday, December 1, 2022 - 7:30 pm
With special guest Jesse Ruben
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 eight critically acclaimed CDs, two of which were awarded Best Pop Album of the year by the Association for Independent Music. National Public Radio described her 2012 album “Reunion” as “a master class in making the personal universal,” and her most recent album “Everyday Street” has been dubbed “spare and luminous” and “remarkable.”
Lucy was part of 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 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.” She has just released her latest album, “Last Days of Summer,” written and recorded during the pandemic and will be touring in support of the album.
Jesse Ruben is a singer/songwriter currently living in Brooklyn. His songs have gotten more than a dozen placements in the US and abroad, and have been featured on shows like One Tree Hill, Teen Mom, The Bachelor (Germany), and the Disney+ series Diary of a Future President. His last 3 albums have all reached the top 10 of the US iTunes Singer/Songwriter chart.