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Songs for an August Moon

by Larry Kaplan

A new collection of original songs written by the composer of "Old Zeb," "Song for Gale," "Selling the Isabel" and many other much loved contemporary folk songs, all written in the folk tradition.
Genre: Folk: Singer/Songwriter
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Feet on the Bluff
4:33 $0.99
2. Too Late for the Breaking Yard
3:43 $0.99
3. Selling the Isabel
4:24 $0.99
4. Dearest Lavinia
3:36 $0.99
5. Emma's Attic
4:46 $0.99
6. Get Her into Shore
3:42 $0.99
7. John
3:56 $0.99
8. Teaching My Son How to Sail
3:44 $0.99
9. Joshua's Rock
4:32 $0.99
10. Bushnell's Infernal Machine
4:11 $0.99
11. Liyanna
4:49 $0.99
12. Echo on the Mountain
4:45 $0.99
13. When We Danced at the Farewell Ball
7:31 $0.99
14. The 'Catherine Doyle'
5:33 $0.99
15. Cape Breton (Yes, I'm Coming Home)
3:14 $0.99
Downloads are available as MP3-320 files.


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Here's what folks are saying about this artist:

One of the best song-makers in the folk song revival."
-Sandy Paton, Folk Legacy Records

His songs are stories woven like my grandmother’s hand-made quilts…One of my favorite songwriters of all time.
--Wanda Fischer, Hudson River Sampler, National Public Radio, WAMC, Albany, NY

Some of the most finely-crafted songs in modern folk music….stunningly painted portraits of life in the North Atlantic seaboard states."This is ‘Folk Music’ in the truest sense of the term, ballads telling stories of real people, past and present, seemingly simple but truly profound observations of history and contemporary life and the people who live it. The fact that these songs are contemporarily written—and written so well—illustrates how the tradition can be taken into the hands of a skilled songsmith, with love, respect, and care, and passed along to the listener with the values and lessons they embody.
-Larry Looney, No Depression: The Roots Music Authority, Austin, Texas

With his masterful attention to detail, poetic turns of phrase, and lilting musical sensibility, Larry Kaplan transports us to lives and times, both far in the past and contemporary. Larry has the ability to peer insightfully into the past, making it current for all of us, distilling the struggles, yearning and mournings of life into tuneful nuggets of history, deeply personal, and therefore recognizable as our own.
-Cindy Kallet

"Writes so honestly about people, he makes you feel a part of their lives...Kaplan tells delightful stories. His music is a rare find."
-Stephen Ide, New England Folk Almanac Cambridge, Mass.

"[His] mastery of music, song and storytelling is the finest I have heard.
One of the best folk music artists I know….
-Gery Deugaw, Archivist GEST Songs Of Newfoundland And Labrador

Larry Kaplan is know best as a talented song maker…but as our audience discovered, in concert, Larry can weave those songs and tunes together with the stories behind them into a beautiful evening of music that will be long and fondly remembered by all.
--Ed Brown, The ‘U’N’I Coffeehouse, Springfield, Mass

"Strong voice, strong stories. His songs are New England through and through. His style is never cluttered or overwrought despite the difficult topics he explores. The charm of Kaplan is the beauty he sees in the ordinary. He gives a voice to those who are often not heard.
--Kelly Stimmell, Monadnock, Ledger, NH.

Lovely ballads and stories told in songs; real people, dealing with their good times and hard times.
--Faith Petric, San Francisco

Larry Kaplan's songwriting is what every songwriter should aspire to. He doesn't let himself get in the way. Just paints beautiful pictures of real landscapes, real people, real emotions in a way that always touches me deeply. What a gift!
--Kathy Westra , Rockland, Maine



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