The current leg of her never-ending tour takes her to the U.K., where she plays clubs and halls December 5-20.
Kaplansky spends the coldest months playing around the East Coast, Great Lake states and Midwest, then moves to the South and Southwest. Spring finds her crisscrossing the country and she doesn’t take a real break until July.
Well known in folk circles for her crystal-clear voice and pristine harmonies, Kaplansky is anything but a ‘60s throwback. Her story starts out in a familiar way – leaving home at age 18 with a boyfriend and heading for New York City to become a folk singer – but her path took an interesting turn.
Once she got established in NYC, Kaplansky became part of a community of songwriters that included Suzanne Vega, Shawn Colvin, Gorka, Bill Morrissey, and Eberhardt, among others. Colvin and Kaplansky caught the eye of record companies that wooed the two songwriters. Colvin chose to sign a contract, while Kaplansky left her promising career to hit the books.
After earning her doctorate in clinical psychology and opening a private practice, the road once again beckoned and in 1994, Kaplansky left it all to pursue a full-time career in music.
She has spent most of the years since her decision gigging around coffeehouses, festivals, clubs and the like.
Since the 1994 release of her debut, Tide, Kaplansky has released four albums. The most recent, Every Single Day, came out in September.