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Red Horse – Gorka, Gilkyson, and Kaplansky

So I finally got a chance to listen to the new project of three artists whose music I enjoy. Red Horse the self titled album that combines the talents of three great songwriters John Gorka, Eliza Gilkyson, and Lucy Kapansky. I’ve been a Gorka fan since I first heard “I Saw a Stranger with Your Hair” on a compilation album put out by Windham Hill in 1989 titled Legacy: A Collection of New Folk Music. That CD also introduced me to Pierce Pettis, Cliff Eberhardt, David Massengill, Sara Hickman and Bill Morrissey. Of the six artist Gorka and Morrissey are my favorites. The Morrissey song on that album “Handsome Molly” is an all time favorite. As for  Gilkyson and Kaplansky I have one Gilkyson album in my collection but no Kaplansky, but on the radio and Rhapsody I’ve enjoyed their music.

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Folk Monday – Red Horse – Patrick Bloom

So today has been another of those days that has slipped by quickly. I started early 7 am got off about 4 pm came home took a nap, ate, puttered around ran five miles checked out the Roots Music Report Folk Charts saw lots of new names and now it’s time to go to bed, so I can start all over tomorrow at 7 am! Anyway I listened briefly to the new folk trio Red Horse featuring Eliza Gilkyson, John Gorka and Lucy Kaplansky three artists whose music I enjoy! What I heard I liked so I will try and listen tomorrow and maybe write more tomorrow night, oh that’s when I’m supposed to be writing about Twangy. So maybe I’ll listen to Tim O’Brien’s Chicken and Egg CD again, too!

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