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Lucy Kaplansky & Richard Shindell: The Pine Hill Project

Infinity Norfolk


Sat, June 20, 2015
Norfolk, CT
Show at 8 PM

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Lucy Kaplansky & Richard Shindell: The Pine Hill Project

Richard and Lucy, two of the most respected singer/songwriters of the modern Americana/Roots/Folk music movement, are coming to premier their new album……and the band? Forget it!! Larry Campbell on multiple string instruments (everybody’s first call on many instruments and the record’s producer), Byron Isaacs on bass (Levon Helm Band), Justin Guip on drums (another monster player), Teresa Williams on backing vocals (a STAR in her own right) and of course, Lucy and Richard on vocals and guitars. This is more than a special show folks and we’re more than proud to bring this one to you.

Lucy Kaplansky

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Artist Bio

Lucy Kaplansky, hailed by the Boston Globe as the “troubadour laureate of modern city folk” is a rare vocal talent. Blending country, folk and pop styles, she has the unique ability to make every song sound fresh, whether singing her own sweet originals, covering country classics by June Carter Cash and Gram Parsons or singing pop favorites by Lennon/McCartney and Nick Lowe. Lucy’s iconic voice has been featured in film and on television, including commercials like Chevrolet’s iconic “Heartbeat of America” jingle. A Billboard-charting singer and one of the top-selling artists on Red House Records, she has topped the folk and Americana radio charts and has been featured on shows throughout the world from NPR’s Weekend and Morning Editions to BBC Radio to CBS Sunday Morning. One of the most in-demand harmony singers, Lucy has sung on countless records, performing with Suzanne Vega, Bryan Ferry, Nanci Griffith and Shawn Colvin. Her most recent release Reunion, a collection of songs about family and friends includes collaborations with Buddy Miller, Jonathan Brooke, John Gorka and Richard Shindell among others.

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Richard Shindell

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An expatriate New Yorker now living in Argentina, Richard Shindell is a meticulous craftsman of song whose recordings have been revered by critics and fans alike. 

Shindell is currently on tour in support of Tomorrow You’re Going, a collection of cover songs under the band name The Pine Hill Project, with Lucy Kaplansky and produced by Larry Campbell.  Shindell will release a solo collection of original songs in 2016. Meanwhile, he’s launched a YouTube channel where from an apartment in Buenos Aires, he is recording his entire repertoire of compositions, revisiting his earliest works with a bold intimacy.

Shindell is increasingly playing his electric ’53 Fender Esquire, moving into a more complex and open sound, while maintaining his focus on smart, passionate storytelling. Innovative, original and occasionally spiritual, Shindell’s songs weave tales that interchangeably champion the downtrodden, exalt the disaffected or wax empathetic to those lost to society's fringes.  As a feminist, he often compass from, and is inspired by, a woman’s point of view.

Shindell's songwriting ranges from lighthearted ballads and adulterous love songs, to dirges and diatribes that skillfully skewer politics, prejudice, war and religion, to the comic point-­‐of-­‐view of a cow stuck in a barbed wire fence. He has a unique ability to morph into the soul of the many and varied personalities he casts as narrators in certain songs—songs that are veritable novellas framed in haunting acoustic melodies. 

Shindell has lived in a Zen Buddhist monastery, busked in the streets of Paris, opened for Joan Baez (who continues to cover his songs), and collaborated with Grammy-­‐winner Larry Campbell (Bob Dylan, Levon Helm, Elvis Costello).

The Pine Hill Project’s album “Tomorrow You’re Going” was crowdfunded by an extraordinarily successful campaign that met its goal within 24 hours and ultimately raised over $85,000.

Occasionally an artist has a night that makes even skeptics think, “O.K., maybe he is the best.” Richard Shindell achieved this. — Ann Powers, NY Times

Compassionate intelligence that gleams through his songs. — John Pareles, NY Times

Shindell is a master of subtle narrative. — James Ring Adams, Wall Street Journal


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