Lucy Kaplonsky – Greystones – 17th January

lucy_kThey say it’s the age of the singer/songwriter, and this has certainly reigned true with Greystones’ line up over the past couple of months, talents from all over the world have come to grace the stage and entertain the masses.

American entry Lucy Kaplonsky played her 4th gig at Greystones on this night, she played heaps of original material as part of her two-set performance to a sold out audience. The set dipped and weaved through quirky songs, to more serious anecdotes – including a song about Pi, which was actually written by her dad. Among her originals, she threw a few covers in there including classic tracks from both Leonard Cohen and Bruce Springsteen.

A whirlwind of talent whose sheer capability came across effortlessly and she strummed her way into our hearts after minutes of being stood in front of us.

The Greystones provided a wonderfully basic set up to not take from her performance, a set of keyboards and a range of microphones simply added to her performance – a stage as stripped back as her playing. Other than calling the audience scousers, she went down well, a slight geographical confusion wasn’t enough to ruin such a superb night.

Review & pic by Duncan Stafford

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