Wednesday, November 17, 2010

November 20: Red Horse at Sebastopol Community Center

Posted By on Wed, Nov 17, 2010 at 2:03 PM

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All recurring headliners in their own right, the folk songwriters Lucy Kaplansky, John Gorka and Eliza Gilkyson team together in Sebastopol this weekend under the banner of their supergroup trio Red Horse. A self-titled album released this year is testament to the three performers’ camaraderie, as each takes turns singing lead on another’s song, sad as they may be. “As songwriters, it’s much easier to write songs when we’re working through grief,” says Eliza Gilkyson. “Whenever I write a happy song, I just want to drop down and do 10 pushups for Jesus.” Balancing out the set are a few covers, including Neil Young’s “I am a Child” and a stunning version of “Wayfaring Stranger,” which Red Horse had better play live when they appear on Saturday, Nov. 20, at the Sebastopol Community Center. 390 Morris St., Sebastopol. 8pm. $28–$33. 707.823.1511.
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