The Hamilton College Acoustic Coffeehouse Series celebrated its 10th anniversary with a concert on Thursday, April 17.  Founded in 1993 by Gabriel Unger '97, the series is nationally recognized as one of the top college coffeehouses on the circuit today.

The anniversary concert  featured Richard Shindell and Lucy Kaplansky with Ellis Paul. Shindell, a native New Yorker now living in Argentina, has five albums to his credit.  The most recent, Courier, is a live recording of many of his most popular songs.  Shindell has toured with artists such as Joan Baez, Dar Williams and Lucy Kaplansky. 

Kaplansky, who shared the headlining bill on Thursday, joined Shindell and Dar Williams in the critically heralded group Cry Cry Cry from 1998 to 2000.  A former psychologist turned singer/songwriter, Kaplansky is known throughout folk circles for her vivid lyrics and powerful voice.

Rounding out the bill was Paul, whose live performances are intimate and emotional.  Paul, who has performed at Hamilton nearly every year since the Acoustic Coffeehouse Series began, revisits the Events Barn on the heels of releasing a new CD titled The Speed of Trees, a book, and a DVD.

Shindell, Kaplansky and Paul have supported the Acoustic Coffeehouse Series since its early years, and Hamilton welcomed them back to celebrate 10 years of acoustic excellence.

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