"Red Horse" coming to Arrowhead Center for the Arts
The North Shore Music Association presents Red Horse in concert at 7:30 p.m. April 27 at the Arrowhead Center for the Arts.
Red Horse is folk’s newest supergroup, featuring Eliza Gilkyson, John Gorka and Lucy Kaplansky. Together these three veteran songwriters team up to cover each other’s songs and breathe new life into old favorites. Displaying their impressive talents as writers, singers and musicians, Red Horse shows why Eliza Gilkyson, John Gorka and Lucy Kaplansky are three of folk music’s most popular artists and why their music speaks to fans of all generations.
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, and has toured with Richard Thompson, Patty Griffin and Mary Chapin Carpenter. In February 2003, she was inducted into the Austin Music Hall of Fame. Her most recent Red House release Beautiful World was hailed as masterpiece by All Music Guide and was called “one of the best folk albums of 2008” by the Utne Reader.
John Gorka is a world-renowned singer-songwriter who was raised in New Jersey and came out of New York City's Greenwich Village folk scene. 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 11 solo albums, six on Red House Records. His latest, So Dark You See, featured 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 for Red House, two of which 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. Her latest album, Over the Hills, received stellar reviews and was a return to her folk and country roots.
For more details, see http://www.northshoremusicassociation.com or call 218-387-2916.