|Genres:||Country & Bluegrass Folk|
2 February 1960, Chicago, Illinois, USA. Kaplanskys father was a professor of mathematics as well as an accomplished pianist, which gave his young daughter an equal grounding in academia and music. She became involved in the Chicago folk scene, and then moved up to New York in 1978 to catch the current folk revival. Kaplansky worked with another young singer, Shawn Colvin, but when the duo was offered a recording contract Kaplansky elected to study psychology. After gaining her doctorate, Kaplansky worked at St. Lukes Hospital in Manhattan with the mentally ill and homeless. She still found the time to appear on albums by Colvin (1989s Steady On), Nanci Griffith (1987s Lone Star State Of Mind and the following years Little Love Affairs) and John Gorka, and worked with Suzanne Vega on the soundtrack to Pretty In Pink.
Colvin returned the favour by producing Kaplanskys debut album, The Tide, which eventually...