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True Enough

by Larry Kaplan

A new collection of original songs by an award winning singer-songwriter whose work continues to bring traditional themes and poignant story telling to modern folk music.
Genre: Folk: Singer/Songwriter
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1. Don't Forget to Play Your Fiddle
5:17 album only
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2. River Up, River Down
4:50 album only
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3. Old Stuff
5:36 album only
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4. God Bless America
4:06 album only
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5. The Flying Horses
4:30 album only
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6. Muddy Old River
2:57 album only
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7. Auction at Enfield
5:03 album only
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8. John J. Harvey, Fire Boat
6:20 album only
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9. When I Ran the Webcor
4:18 album only
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10. The Good Old Days
3:48 album only
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11. Memorial Day Photograph
3:52 album only
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12. The Two Sisters
4:06 album only
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13. The Flowers of Littlepage St.
5:27 album only
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14. The Secret
4:42 album only
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15. Goodnight, Joe
4:20 album only
Downloads are available as MP3-320 files.

ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
"This is living, breathing folk music from the heart to the hearts of the listener, shared as it was meant to be shared. The songs here are thoughtfully crafted, performed skillfully and with honest feeling by Larry and his immensely talented friends. There is history and humanity and depth here just waiting to be heard".---Larry Looney, No Depression Magazine

Biography

Larry Kaplan is a New England based singer and songwriter. Born in Boston and raised in Maine and Massachusetts, Kaplan is best known for his songs of New England which have been recorded both by himself and by a number of folk music artists and filmmakers since the 1970s. As a performer, Kaplan first came to the attention of musicians and audiences in the mid-to-late 1970s after returning to Maine to work in a variety of jobs along the coast. It was during that time that he helped to sail then restore the historic schooner, The Bowdoin, and he worked on other vessels over the summer and fall.
Kaplan himself has a clear tenor voice a unique guitar style, and an engaging and interactive stage presence, but he is best known for his song writing. His songs are traditionally based and notable for their lyricism and rich melodies. Many would be classified as ‘ballads’ and in fact, a number of his songs such as ‘Old Zeb, The Wreck of The Bayrupert and Song For Gale' in particular are often mistaken for traditional ballads.

Kaplan signed with Folk Legacy records in 1993 and his first CD ‘Worth All the Telling’ was issued later that year to critical acclaim. A number of songs on this album including ‘Old Zeb,’‘Song for Gale’ and ‘Song for the Bowdoin’ have not only received significant air play on folk radio stations in the US, Canada, and Europe, but also have been recorded and sung by a number of other artists, including Cindy Kallett, Bob Zentz, Gordon Bok, Anne Dodson, Geoff Kaufman, and Cindy Mangsen. In England, over the recent years, many well-known artists are performing his music, some of which has been featured in major festivals across the UK, as well as in Poland and Italy, and throughout Canada.

His second Folk Legacy CD ‘Songs for an August Moon’ also on Folk Legacy, was released in April 2014 and like his first recording, has quickly gained considerable attention for its range of themes and its melodic and singable choruses including 'Too Late For The Breaking Yard’, ‘Selling The Isabel','Emma's Attic', 'John', and 'Get Her Into Shore'. A third CD is planned for May, 2016. A third CD with Folk Legacy Records, was released, in 2016, containing 12 original new songs plus unique arrangements of some traditional ballads and poems put to music. While his most popular songs involve themes related to the sea and rivers, many address other subjects including topical stories, known and little known historical events, ballads of rural life, and the humor inherent in daily life. He has been referred to by respected reviewers often as a consummate story teller in the truest folk tradition.

He has performed at major folk venues in the United States, including, Café Lena, Ramblin' Conrad’s, The Me and Thee, Trinity, Folkway, and U’N’I and Sounding Board coffee houses among others, and at a number of leading folk festivals including The Mystic Sea Music, Old Dominion, Eisteddfod, and Pinewoods Folk Music gatherings.
Kaplan’s songs have been used as soundtracks for short films, and fundraising efforts, and some have been sung in schools as far away as Labrador and Greenland. Kaplan has had a steady performance schedule, and his performances are generally sold out, as long time fans and folks new to folk music come to hear him perform his own work. His songs also continue to be recorded and sung by many other artists in the US and increasingly in the UK, Canada, and mainland Europe.
Discography

Captain Hawkins’ Choice, Winter Harbor Records, 1977
Further North—HLM-001, Hannah Lane Music, 1992
Worth All the Telling—CD-122, (Folk Legacy Records, Sharon Connecticut, 1993
Songs for an August Moon—CD-143, (Folk Legacy, Sharon Connecticut, 2014
From the Galley’s Soft Light—conversations with the captains of Arctic Schooner Bowdoin HLM-003
Furthermore—CD 148, (Folk Legacy Records, Sharon Connecticut, 2016

"Larry masterfully captures human emotion and detail in his writing unlike any folk song maker I know of. .
He draws the listener into his songs---they can actually know the people and places intimately
Larry has reverence for cherishes our traditions; Listening to Larry in concert is like sitting in a cosy living room by the fire listening to a great story teller."----Sara Grey


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