$21 in advance / $25 day of concertRED HORSE IS...ELIZA GILKYSON (Austin, TX)
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. The induction placed Eliza alongside an exclusive list of Austin Music Hall of Fame greats, including Willie Nelson, Townes Van Zandt, Nanci Griffith, Billy Joe Shaver, Butch Hancock, and Joe Ely. In 2006, she was recognized with three Austin Music Awards and four Folk Alliance Music Awards, one of which was for "Song of the Year" for her tune "Man of God." Eliza's meditative tune "Requiem," written as a prayer for those who lost lives in the devastating tsunami in Southeast Asia, was recorded by the nationally recognized choral group Conspirare and was nominated for a Grammy. It was also featured on NPR's All Things Considered
. Her most recent Red House
release Beautiful World
was hailed as masterpiece by All Music Guide
and was called "one of the best folk albums of 2008" by the Utne Reader.JOHN GORKA (Stillwater, MN)
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. 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. The album also includes unique musical takes on some of his favorite songs and poems, including Robert Burns' "A Fond Kiss" and Utah Phillips' "I Think of You." It also includes "Where No Monuments Stand," his musical version of the poem "At the Unnational Monument by the Canadian Border" by Oregon Poet Laureate William Stafford, which was written for the documentary on Stafford's life called Every War Has Two Losers
.LUCY KAPLANSKY (New York, NY)
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. In 1998 Lucy teamed up with Dar Williams and Richard Shindell to form the supergroup Cry Cry Cry. The resulting album was an astonishing commercial and critical success, resulting in a national tour of sold-out concerts. Since then, Lucy has appeared on the CBS Morning Show,
and Morning Editions
, Mountain Stage
, and West Coast Live
, and has sung harmony on albums by Bryan Ferry, Nanci Griffith and Shawn Colvin. Lucy's latest album, Over the Hills,
received stellar reviews and was a return to her folk and country roots with luminous personal songs about love and loss and fresh covers of Johnny Cash and Ian Tyson songs.
Displaying their impressive talents as writers, singers and musicians, Red Horse
shows why Eliza Gilkyson, John Gorka and Lucy Kaplansky are three of folk music's most popular artists and why their music speaks to fans of all generations. Celebrating the release of their new album, Red Horse
will be touring at select venues and festivals throughout 2010 and 2011.
Find more info at: www.www.myspace.com/redhorsefolk Dala opens the show
"Dala seem bound for a loftier place where substance stands equal to style."
- The Irish TimesJuno nominees and winners of the 2010 Canadian Folk Music Award for Vocal Group of the Year, Amanda Walther and Sheila Carabine of Dala have come a long way in a short time. These two best friends met in their high school music class and wrote their first song together in 2002. Since then they have released five albums and toured extensively across North America. Darlings of the Canadian music scene, Dala are now poised to bring their fresh brand of acoustic pop music to the world.
Drawing upon influences like The Beatles, Joni Mitchell, Neil Young and Bob Dylan, Dala write songs that are both catchy and insightful. Amanda's ethereal soprano voice blends seamlessly with Sheila's velvety alto, creating the lush harmonies that have become their trademark.
"Dala can sing! What beautiful flights of melody and harmony, reminiscent of the Everly Brothers, the Louvin Brothers, Emmylou Harris and associates; though Dala can trade a melody line and leave one wondering who is taking the lead and simply leave one behind when the harmonies kick in." - Peterborough Examiner
The sheer joy with which they perform is infectious, turning first-time listeners into instant fans. Dala have opened for artists such as Tom Cochrane, Stuart McLean of the CBC's Vinyl Cafe, Richie Havens and Arlo Guthrie. No strangers to the festival scene, they have also performed at The New Orleans Jazz Festival, The Edmonton Folk Festival, California's Strawberry Festival and Mariposa. In 2009, they were the only Canadian act invited to play at the 50th Anniversary of the Newport Folk Festival.
Dala's album "Everyone Is Someone" was released in 2009 to critical acclaim. It earned them their fifth Canadian Folk Music Award nomination, a Toronto Independent Music Award for Best Folk Group, and it was touted by The Irish Post as the Album of the Year. The song "Horses" was nominated by National Public Radio in the US as one of the "Top Ten folk songs of 2009".
In the summer of 2010, Dala's PBS special "Girls From The North Country" was broadcast across North America. This concert features Dala's own songs weaved around classics by Joni Mitchell, Neil Young, Bob Dylan and Gordon Lightfoot. The live cd and dvd for "Girls From The North Country" earned Dala the 2010 Canadian Folk Music Award for "Vocal Group of the Year". The live album was nominated for a 2011 Juno Award in the category "Roots and Traditional Album of the Year: Group".
Dala have recently signed with US record company Compass Records.