Every Single Day

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This Chicago native made a splash in the Greenwich Village folk scene singing luscious backup harmonies with Suzanne Vega, John Gorka, Nanci Griffith, Bill Morrissey, Cliff Eberhardt, and Shawn Colvin before she stepped out as a singer-songwriter on three acclaimed Red House CDs. Her fourth, the irresistibly listenable Every Single Day, will surely reel in a wide audience with its instantly memorable sing-along melodies and catchy country-pop hooks. Kaplansky’s expressive voice lilts, shines, and charms as it dips with a breathy, bittersweet twang into keenly drawn struggles of life, love, and longing on seven original tracks (cowritten with husband Rick Litvin and Duke Levine) and four covers (by the Louvin ...
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This Chicago native made a splash in the Greenwich Village folk scene singing luscious backup harmonies with Suzanne Vega, John Gorka, Nanci Griffith, Bill Morrissey, Cliff Eberhardt, and Shawn Colvin before she stepped out as a singer-songwriter on three acclaimed Red House CDs. Her fourth, the irresistibly listenable Every Single Day, will surely reel in a wide audience with its instantly memorable sing-along melodies and catchy country-pop hooks. Kaplansky’s expressive voice lilts, shines, and charms as it dips with a breathy, bittersweet twang into keenly drawn struggles of life, love, and longing on seven original tracks (cowritten with husband Rick Litvin and Duke Levine) and four covers (by the Louvin Brothers, Julie Miller, Paul Brady, and Steve Earle). The stellar players, including guitarists Larry Campbell (Bob Dylan, k. d. lang), Duke Levine (Mary Chapin Carpenter),and percussionist/producer Ben Wittman (the Story) fluidly fuse alt-country, pop-rock, and folk into a sensuously bubbling soundscape rich with harmony vocals by Richard Shindell, John Gorka, Buddy Miller, and Jennifer Kimball (the Story). The Shenandoah-roll-of- life’s-mysteries in “Written on the Back of His Hand,” the tom-tom dance of following other people’s “Crazy Dreams,” and the mournful, ominous “Every Single Day (Takes a Piece of You)" lead off superbly, followed by other standout tracks like the upbeat girl-pop of “Don’t Mind Me,” the plaintive broken-heart-and-tears “Broken Things,” the relentlessly regretful I-know-where-you’ve-been “Guilty as Sin,” the George Harrison/Roy Orbison-infused “No More Excuses,” and the wistful it’s-a-dirty-trick-this-growing-old “Song for Molly.” From beginning to end, Every Single Day reverberates with the emotional truths of many an Everywoman/man’s world. -- Janie Matthews
All Music Guide - Rick Anderson
Lucy Kaplansky is a talented songwriter and a delightful singer who suffers somewhat from one or two of the afflictions that are endemic to modern folk-rock singer/songwriters -- chief among them Irritating Vowel Syndrome, which can cause one to pronounce "sky" as "skeh-ee" and "heart" as if one had grown up in Maine. Kaplansky seems to have caught this disease from Dar Williams, with whom she sometimes collaborates and who is in its advanced stages. Those tendencies are easy to ignore on this gorgeous album, though, which floats deliriously on a bed of lush chord progressions, gently powerful guitar work courtesy of an all-star cast of backing musicians that includes Larry Campbell and Jon Herington, and Kaplansky's own sweet, unassumingly lovely voice. Her own compositions are consistently very good, but she also exhibits fine taste in others' work as well, delivering covers of Steve Earle's excellent "You're Still Standing There," Julie Miller's "Broken Things," and, most surprisingly, an old Louvin Brothers gospel tune. John Gorka and Richard Shindell pitch in low harmonies at perfect moments. Very, very nice.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 9/11/2001
  • Label: Red House
  • UPC: 033651015628
  • Catalog Number: 156
  • Sales rank: 258,438

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Lucy Kaplansky Primary Artist, Acoustic Guitar, Background Vocals
John Gorka Background Vocals
Richard Shindell Background Vocals
Duke Levine Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar, Mandola, Soloist
Larry Campbell Acoustic Guitar, Fiddle, Mandolin, Pedal Steel Guitar, Electric Guitar, Steel Guitar, Cittern, Slide Guitar
Jon Herington Electric Guitar, Slide Guitar
Zev Katz Bass
Jennifer Kimball Background Vocals
Ben Wittman Percussion, Drums, Keyboards
Technical Credits
Duke Levine Arranger
Larry Campbell Arranger
David Glasser Mastering
Zev Katz Arranger
Ben Wittman Arranger, Producer, Engineer
Carla Leighton Art Direction
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