Personnel: Lucy Kaplansky (vocals, acoustic guitar); Shawn Colvin (acoustic guitar, foot taps, background vocals); Drew Zingg (acoustic & electric guitars, background vocals); Larry Campbell (acoustic, pedal steel & lap steel guitars, dobro, cittern, fiddle); Anton Sanko (lap steel guitar, organ); Barry Mitterhoff (mandolin); Michael Kobetisch (penny whistle); Charles Giordano (accordion); Rick Palley (acoustic bass); Roly Salley (bass, background vocals); Michael Visceglia (bass); Kenneth Blevins (drums, percussion); Frank Velardi (percussion); Richard Shindell (background vocals).
Producers: Anton Sanko, Shawn Colvin.
Recorded at Manhattan Recording Company and Redrubber Recording, New York, New York.
Personnel: Lucy Kaplansky (vocals, acoustic guitar); Larry Campbell (acoustic guitar, lap steel guitar, fiddle); Drew Zingg (acoustic guitar); Anton Sanko (lap steel guitar); Barry Mitterhoff (mandolin); Charlie Giordano (accordion); Michael Visceglia, Roly Salley (bass guitar); Kenneth Blevins, Frank Velardi (percussion); Shawn Colvin (background vocals).
After over a decade off and on, Lucy Kaplansky, one of the primary support singer and interpreters of New York's Greenwich Village scene, has released her debut album. It contains three of her own songs and other classics from contemporary songwriters. Highlights are Tom Russell/Greg Trooper's "The Heart," and Bill Morrissey's "Texas Blues," and Robin Batteau's "Guinevere." She also makes classics her own with Sting's "Secret Journey" and Richard Thompson's "When I Get to the Border." Produced by Shawn Colvin, this is a warm, relaxed-sounding set that allows Kaplansky's individual and great singing to cut through. Kaplansky is a terrific interpreter blessed with a great voice, unlike anyone else. ~ Richard Meyer