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Lucy Kaplansky to grace stage March 7 in Nisswa

Lucy Kaplansky returns to the Grassroots Concerts stage after almost 15 years Friday, March 7, at 7:30 p.m. at the Live Well Nightclub and Coffee Bar in Nisswa.

Kaplansky blends country, folk and pop styles, singing originals and covers. 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, including NPR’s Weekend and Morning Editions to BBC Radio to CBS Sunday Morning. Her voice has been featured in film and on TV.

A harmony singer, Kaplansky has sung on records, performing with Suzanne Vega, Bryan Ferry, Nanci Griffith and Shawn Colvin. Kaplansky attained a doctorate in psychology and started a private practice. Eventually Colvin lured her back to music, producing her debut album “The Tide” (1994).

Since then, she has released six solo albums with Red House and released radio-charting albums with the folk supergroups Red Horse (with Eliza Gilkyson and Gorka) and Cry Cry Cry (with Dar Williams and Richard Shindell).

Her latest recording is “Reunion” (2012).

Kaplansky visited the Nisswa concert series for solo concerts in April 1997 and October 1999.

For more about Kaplansky go to

The rest of the 2014 spring season:

• Friday, March 21: The Pines,

• Friday, April 11: Jonathan Rundman,

• Friday, May 2: Barbara Jean,

Admission for general seating at all concerts is $10 at the door for adults and $5 for children under 12 with listening attention, when accompanied by an adult. At all shows, seating is first-come, first-served. Showtime is 7:30 p.m. (doors open at 6:30 p.m.).

The Live Well Nightclub and Coffee Bar, 5459 County Road 18, is located in the Journey Church across from the A&W Restaurant and next to the school in Nisswa.

Grassroots performances are made possible in part by a grant from the Five Wings Arts Council with funding through the Minnesota state Legislature. The series is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization under the Internal Revenue Code.

The concert series welcomes nonperishable food or cash donation to a local food shelf.

For information, go to or call 218-829-4092.

Denton (Denny) Newman Jr.
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