UVM Lane Series Presents Folk Group Red Horse
The UVM Lane Series presents the folk trio Red Horse on Friday, November 2, at 7:30 pm in the UVM Recital Hall. Red Horse is comprised of veteran songwriters Lucy Kaplansky, John Gorka, and Eliza Gilkyson, who have teamed up to cover each other’s songs and to breathe new life into old favorites.
Eliza Gilkyson is a politically minded, poetically gifted singer-songwriter, who has become one of the most respected musicians in roots, folk and Americana circles. The Grammy-nominated artist has appeared on NPR, Austin City Limits, Mountain Stage, etown, XM, and Air America Radio. In February of 2003, she was inducted into the Austin Music Hall of Fame.
John Gorka is a world-renowned singer-songwriter who came out of the New York City Greenwich Village folk scene that produced such songwriters as Suzanne Vega and Shawn Colvin. His award-winning songs have been recorded and performed by such notable artists as Mary Chapin Carpenter, Nanci Griffith and Mary Black. John has recorded eleven solo albums, the latest of which, So Dark You See, features the song "Ignorance & Privilege," which was highlighted as one of the top folk songs of 2009 by NPR Music.
Lucy Kaplansky is an acclaimed singer-songwriter, as well as a former clinical psychologist, whom the New Yorker has described as "a truly gifted performer with a bag full of enchanting songs." She has recorded seven albums, two of which (Ten Year Night and Every Single Day) were awarded Best Pop Album of the Year by the Association for Independent Music. Lucy has appeared on the CBS Morning Show, NPR's Weekend and Morning Editions, Mountain Stage, and West Coast Live.
Red Horse will perform an evening of intimate and expressive music featuring guitar, piano, and vocals, showing the very best that the American songwriting tradition has to offer. The concert is generously sponsored by Wetherby Design and by Farm Fresh Radio, 102.9FM. Tickets are $27 adult/$15 student. For more information, please contact the UVM Lane Series at (802) 656-4455. To purchase tickets, visit the Lane Series website.
The trio released their debut album, entitled "Red Horse," in July, 2010. The album is a patchwork of new and old songs, mixing traditional folk and contemporary Americana. Their current tour is a celebration of their album.
"Like Johnny Cash or Pete Seeger, the very timbre of Gilkyson’s voice convinces the listener that she understands the deep lessons of life."
“Sophisticated yet never over-complicated, Gorka’s a veteran with miles to go before he’s complete.”
“Bold, vibrant...Kaplansky’s vocals seem to glide into the heavens.”