6OTS to host folk singer/songwriter

Photo by Beowulf SheehanLucy Kaplansky 

Singer/songwriter Lucy Kaplansky will appear on the 6 on the Square stage at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, March 16.

Kaplansky started out singing in Chicago folk music clubs as a teenager, according to a media release. Then, barely out of high school, she moved to New York City and found a  community of songwriters and performers, including Suzanne Vega, Steve Forbert and The Roches.

After pulling back from music to become a clinical psychologist, the release said. Kaplansky got pulled back into the studio by former duo partner Shawn Colvin. Tapes of those sessions landed her a contract with Red House Records. Red House released “The Tide” in 1994, and within six months Kaplansky had returned to touring with her music.

In the 25 years since, she has released eight solo albums and been part of the folk “supergroups” Cry Cry Cry (with Dar Williams and Richard Shindell) and Red Horse (with John Gorka and Eliza Gilkyson), the release said.

In September 2018, Kaplansky released her latest album, “Everyday Street,” a collection of songs about joy, friendship, family, loss and discovery. Learn more online at lucykaplansky.com.

Tickets for the March 16 show at the venue at 6 Lafayette Park in Oxford are $25 in advance or $30 at the door; purchase online at www.6onthesquare.org or call 607-843-6876. to make a reservation. Doors open one hour before the start of the performance.

The photography of George Holdredge is on display through May 19. 

Upcoming at 6OTS in 2019: Matthew Byrne on March 22; Seth Glier on March 30; Brooks Williams on April 6; Ryanhood on April 13; and Chris Trapper on April 26.