Billboard-Charting artist Lucy Kaplansy tells us in her own words why she's excited for her solo performance in the Stoltz Listening Room this Sunday evening, April 12th. Doors are at 6:30 and show time at 7:00pm. You can read more about Lucy and purchase tickets HERE.
I love playing at the Avalon, and I have been there a few times, most recently with Eliza Gilkyson and John Gorka with our trio “Red Horse.” I hope I get to keep coming back. This time I’ll be playing the Stoltz Listening Room, and while haven’t played there before, I understand it’s very intimate. I actually love the intimate shows where I’m physically close to the audience, especially when I’m playing solo, which I will be on Sunday. Those kinds of shows are just more fun, partly because there’s more interaction between me and the audience. I’m really looking forward to it.
I'm also looking forward to playing first solo show in quite a while. For the last few weeks I've been doing shows with "The Pine Hill Project", which is a duo project consisting of me and my old friend Richard Shindell. We acctually played a bunch of shows in March with an entire band, which was fun in entirely different ways. We just released our album "Tomorrow You're Going", a collection of cover songs we love. It was produced by Grammy winner, multi-instrumentalist and old friend Larry Campbell, and we funded it through a (very successful!!) Kickstarter campaign. I'm planning to do at least a couple of songs from the new album at my solo show on Sunday, and of course I'll have the album for sale as well.
Playing with a band is great, it's so much about collaboration. Playing solo is also great fun, and it's very different. It's all about me and I'm making all the choices - which songs to sing and when, what vocal parts to play around with and which instruments to play a particular tune on. So I'm totally in control and I love that aspect of it. and I LOVE getting requests from the audience!
Hope to see you there, I'll be out after the show to say hi. I always love to chat with audience members...I have the nicest audiences!