Peterborough Concert Series presents 25th anniversary concert of “On A Winter’s Night”

  • Patty Larkin —Courtesy photo

  • John Gorka BRIAN BLAUSER brianphoto@yahoo—Courtesy photo

  • Lucy Kaplansky —Courtesy photo

Published: 1/11/2022 11:13:41 AM
Modified: 1/11/2022 11:13:18 AM

Folk singer-songwriters Lucy Kaplansky, John Gorka, Patty Larkin and Cliff Eberhardt will perform when Peterborough Concert Series presents the 25th anniversary concert of “On A Winter’s Night” at the Peterborough Townhouse Sunday, Jan. 23, at 7 p.m.

In 1994 Christine Lavin gathered Kaplansky, Gorka, Larkin and Eberhardt, along with folk and Americana artists, to showcase music of the winter season on the “On A Winter’s Night” CD, followed by several years of touring collaborations.

Kaplansky blends country, folk and pop styles whether singing her own originals, covering country classics by June Carter Cash and Gram Parsons or singing pop favorites by Lennon/McCartney and Nick Lowe. Her voice has been featured in film and on television, including commercials like Chevrolet’s “Heartbeat of America” jingle. 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 from NPR’s “Weekend Edition” and “Morning Edition” to BBC Radio to “CBS Sunday Morning.” She has also sang on records with Suzanne Vega, Bryan Ferry, Nanci Griffith and Shawn Colvin.

Originally from New Jersey, Gorka served an apprenticeship at Godfrey Daniels coffeehouse in Bethlehem, Pa., then the Greenwich Village Fast Folk scene. After winning the New Folk award at the Kerrville Folk Festival in 1984, he was then signed to Red House Records, where he released his first recording, “I Know.” Recent accolades include 2016’s Indie Acoustic Project’s Best Singer/Songwriter CD of the Year for “Before Beginning.” His latest release, “True In Time,” came in 2018.

Larkin was recently an artist-in-residence at Berklee College of Music, and is now on the faculty at Fine Arts Work Center. 

“I have been energized by the poets, writers and artists I have met while teaching, and find myself on a journey to break down some of the predictable pathways that songs can travel,” she stated.

Eberhardt is originally from Philadelphia. Like John Hammond and Richie Havens, he continues to carry the torch for traditional and contemporary folk music through his live shows.

Tickets for “On a Winter’s Night” range from $39 to $49. For information on upcoming shows or to purchase tickets, visit the Peterborough Concert Series website or the Peterborough Toadstool music department.


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