August 26, 2010

Red Horse (Eliza Gilkyson, John Gorka, Lucy Kaplansky): Red Horse

Red Horse (l. to r.): Eliza Gilkyson, John Gorka, Lucy Kaplansky
Red Horse: Eliza Gilkyson, John Gorka, Lucy Kaplansky - photo: Dan Corrigan

Folk artists Eliza Gilkyson, John Gorka and Lucy Kaplansky teamed to record each other songs and a couple of choice covers, including Neil Young's I Am A Child. Operating under the Red Horse banner the resulting self-titled album is a dead ringer for Best of 2011 lists.

It's a rare treat to assemble three fiercely independent buys artist in the same room. There are no song that feature all three singers on the same track, but each of them has captured the feel of the songs like they had written it themselves. They sing four songs each, one of their own, a cover and two written by one of the other two.

Highlights are Lucy Kaplansky with Gorka's Blue Chalk, John Gorka with Gilkyson's Wild Horse and Gylkison singing Kaplansky's Promise Me. All of them have an extensive back catalog. Let's hope they find the time to do it again,

Red Horse: Red Horse

Red Horse is released on Red House Records.

  1. I Am A Child
  2. Scorpion
  3. Wild Horse
  4. Promise Me
  5. Don't Mind Me
  6. Sanctuary
  7. Coshieville
  8. Blue Chalk
  9. Forget To Breathe
  10. If These Walls Could Talk
  11. Walk Away From Love
  12. Wayfaring Stranger

All three artists are on the road in the USA pretty much all of the time. A few dates with all three on stage have been secured.

Red Horse live dates:

  • 11/19 Northern Californian Center For The Arts, Grass Valley, CA
  • 11/20 Sebastopol Community Center, Sebastopol, CA
  • 11/21 Freight and Salvage, Berkeley, CA
  • 11/22 Sierra Nevada Brewing Company, Chico, CA
  • 12/03 The Ridgefield Playhouse, Ridgefield, CT
  • 12/04 Landmark on Main Street, Port Washington, NY
  • 12/05 South Orange Performing Arts Center, South Orange, NJ
  • 02/25 Kent Stage at Kent State, Kent, OH
  • 02/26 Calliope Acoustic Masters Series, Carnegie Lecture Hall, Pittsburgh, PA
  • 04/15 Washington Center for the Performing Arts, Olympia, WA
  • 04/17 St. James Hall, 3214 W. 10th Ave, Vancouver, BC Canada

John Gorka plays three shows in The Netherlands:

  • 09/03 Q-bus, Leiden, The Netherlands
  • 09/06 Meneer Frits/Philips Muziekcentrum, Eindhoven, The Netherlands
  • 09/07 Paradiso, Amsterdam, The Netherlands


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