Lucy Kaplansky To Perform This Weekend At Princeton Coffeehouse

Singer/songwriter Lucy Kaplansky will perform at the Princeton Coffeehouse this Saturday, February 22 at 7:30 p.m.  Doors open at 7.  Admission is $20 at the door.


Born and raised in Chicago, Kaplansky was drawn at the age of 18 to the folk music scene in New York’s Greenwich Village.  There she played with, among others, Suzanne Vega and in a successful duo with Shawn Colvin.


Kaplansky gave up her career as a psychologist in 1994 to follow her musical heart full time.  Her debut album, “Tide,” was released that same year. Since then, Kaplansky has released eight other solo albums and four albums with other musical collaborators.


Kaplansky describes her most recent album, “Everyday Street”, as a “collection of songs weaving stories of joy, friendship, loss and discovery.”  Joined by Shawn Colvin in the opening song, “Old Friends,” Kaplansky reflects on their friendship, begun 40 years before.


The Princeton Coffeehouse is located at the Open Prairie UCC Church, 25 E. Marion, in downtown Princeton. The venue is completely accessible and there is free parking nearby. Fair trade coffee, tea and homemade desserts will be available.


For a calendar of upcoming Prince­ton Coffeehouse shows, visit or call 815-878-4805.

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