Lucy Kaplansky and Richard Shindell together at Fairfield University's Quick Center for the Arts February 19


New York City singer-songwriter Lucy Kaplansky joins Richard Shindell, her former partner in the acoustic trio Cry Cry Cry, at Fairfield University's Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts on Friday, Feb. 19 at 8 p.m. This presentation is part of Fairfield University's Arts & Minds season.

Kaplansky's latest album, "Over the Hills" is her most personal recording to date, with a stunning range of material from stories about family, those that have gone before and follow after, of lives lived and roads traveled, to a compelling collection of classic songs by other writers.

Performed with Kaplansky's distinctive interpretive sensibility, "Over the Hills" is Lucy's story and her reflection upon her times. It is the story of how her family came to be in America and the struggles they have endured. The album connects to universal themes of love, joy, loss and dreams for the future. Kaplansky's concern for the world in which her daughter will live as she grows up is of primary importance to the singer-songwriter. She and her husband/co-writer Rick Litvin were inspired to write the title track through the loss of important figures in Kaplansky's life; her father and her mentor and friend, Red House Records president Bob Feldman. "Over the Hills" encompasses the themes of the album as it reflects upon the connections between generations and how we all journey beyond the world of our parents.

Image: Richard ShindellShindell's association with Kaplansky goes back to 1998 when they and Dar Williams formed the Cry Cry Cry trio in which they held audiences spellbound with their unique three-part harmonies. They toured until 2000 when Shindell moved with his family to Buenos Aires, Argentina. Shindell joined up with Puente Celeste, a distinctly Argentine group of virtuoso musicians. Since his move to and immersion in Argentinean culture and music, Shindell, who was called by Rob Weir, "The thinking man's folk singer," has recorded "South of Delia," a deeply personal choice of songs that he offers up as an expatriate looking back at the country he moved away from.

Shindell asked Kaplansky, among other friends, to make guest appearances on his album and now, the Quick Center concert brings the two together again onstage for what is sure to be a memorable concert.

Tickets are $40, $35, $30 and are available online at fairfield.edu/quick or by calling the Box Office at (203) 254-4010. The toll free number is 1-877-ARTS-396. Special offers and discounts are available through the Quick Center's e-mail list. Join, by contacting boxoffice@quickcenter.com. And become a fan of the Quick Center for the Arts on Facebook! Keep up-to-date with the latest performance news, plus special offers and discounts! Find the Quick Center at www.facebook.com/FairfieldQuickCenter.

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Media Contact: Joan Grant, (203) 254-4000, ext. 2950, jgrant@fairfield.edu

Posted on February 5, 2010

Vol. 42, No. 186