Eliza Gilkyson, John Gorka and Lucy Kaplansky come together as Red Horse in a brand-new collaborative project from three of the most revered songwriters in folk music. Inspiring and paving the road for countless musicians and songwriters on the road today, having these three talents converge on one record is a folk fan's dream album.
Red Horse is the result of three veteran songwriters and good friends coming together to make music. The band's sparse instrumentation allows these three distinctive voices to carry the magic of the music that is awash in great harmonies and songwriting. Each of these legendary singer/songwriters solos on classics first made famous by the other two members. Red Horse showcases new material from all three, covers they have never before recorded as well as revisiting and rearranging a couple of early classics.
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 2006, she was recognized with 3 Austin Music Awards and 4 Folk Alliance Music Awards, one of which was for "Song of the Year" for her tune "Man of God."
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, six on Red House Records. 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.
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.
Recorded live in March 2011 at The Kent Stage in Kent, Ohio, by Craig Adams.