Johnson Hall Performing Arts Center on Water Street in Gardiner will be hosting a performance by Lucy Kaplansky at 7: 30 p. m. Saturday, Feb. 21. Tickets are $28 for all seats.

Kaplansky has collaborated with a number of artists inluding John Gorka, Dar Williams, Eliza Gilkyson, Richard Shindell and Shawn Colvin, among many others. Vintage Guitar magazine wrote, “ Kaplansky beautifully augments her soulful vocals and stunning songwriting with stylish guitar playing. Moody, mysterious and majestic.”

Originally from Chicago, Lucy Kaplansky moved to New York City as an eighteen year- old and found early success as a singer. However, she earned a PhD in psychology and, for a time, left music behind to pursue a career as a psychologist. Music called her back in the early nineties and she’s been making music ever since.

Her hit albums include “ Flesh and Bone” ( 1996), “ Over The Hills” ( 2007), “ The Red Thread” ( 2004) and her latest, “Reunion” ( 2012), which features Buddy Miller, Richard Shindell, Jonathan Brooke, John Gorka, and Eliza Gilkyson. Also with Gorka and Gilkyson, Lucy Kaplansky formed the folk super- group Red Horse with a 2010 album of the same name. Red Horse received rave reviews and was the number one album on Folk Radio for several months in 2010.

Lucy Kaplansky writes about family and family origins, about loss and discovery, about social connections, love and joy, which inspired The Boston Globe to name her “ the songwriter laureate of modern city folk.” Her unique and luminous voice and stellar interpretative skills put her in high demand by both her musicmaking peers as a collaborator and as a captivating solo performer.

For tickets and information visit the Johnson Hall website at, or contact the box office at 582-7144. Johnson Hall Performing Arts Center is located on Water Street in Gardiner.

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