Red Horse is folk’s newest supergroup featuring John Gorka, Eliza Gilkyson, and Lucy Kaplansky.
In 2010, these three veteran songwriters teamed up to create the Red Horse album. Awash in gorgeous harmonies and simple acoustic production, the album features the singers performing each other's songs. Red Horse has received rave reviews and was the number one album on Folk Radio for several months in 2010. Since the album's release, the trio were interviewed on NPR's Weekend Edition with Liane Hansen and appeared on NPR's Mountain Stage.
This performance is being presented as part of a Members-Only Evening.
More about John Gorka:
John Gorka is a world-renowned singer-songwriter who was raised in New Jersey and came out of New York City's Greenwich Village folk scene that produced such songwriters as Suzanne Vega and Shawn Colvin. His award-winning songs have been recorded and performed by such notable artists as Mary Chapin Carpenter, Nanci Griffith and Mary Black. John has recorded eleven solo albums, six on Red House Records. His latest, So Dark You See, featured the song Ignorance & Privilege, which was highlighted as one of the top folk songs of 2009 by NPR Music.
More about Eliza Gilkyson:
Eliza Gilkyson is a politically minded, poetically gifted singer-songwriter, who has become one of the most respected musicians in roots, folk and Americana circles. The Grammy-nominated artist has appeared on NPR, Austin City Limits, Mountain Stage, etown, XM, Air America Radio and has toured with Richard Thompson, Patty Griffin and Mary Chapin Carpenter. In February of 2003, she was inducted into the Austin Music Hall of Fame. In 2006, she was recognized with 3 Austin Music Awards and 4 Folk Alliance Music Awards, one of which was for "Song of the Year" for her tune Man of God.
More about Lucy Kaplansky:
Lucy Kaplansky is an acclaimed singer-songwriter, as well as a former clinical psychologist, whom the New Yorker has described as "a truly gifted performer with a bag full of enchanting songs." She has recorded seven albums for Red House, two of which (Ten Year Night and Every Single Day) were awarded Best Pop Album of the Year by the Association for Independent Music. Lucy has appeared on the CBS Morning Show, NPR's Weekend and Morning Editions, Mountain Stage, and West Coast Live, and has sung harmony on albums by Bryan Ferry, Nanci Griffith and Shawn Colvin.