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April 9, 2018


music on monday: cry cry cry
posted by soe 1:07 am

As I mentioned on Friday, back in February Rudi gave me concert tickets for a reunion show of Cry Cry Cry today at the historic Sixth and I Synagogue here in D.C.

Cry Cry Cry, 2018

Cry Cry Cry was the name that folk singers Dar Williams, Richard Shindell, and Lucy Kaplansky went by when they performed together 20 years ago, covering a dozen songs or so on their eponymous album including James Keelaghan’s “Cold Missouri Water”, REM’s “Fall on Me,” and Buddy Mondlock’s “The Kid.”

We found seats in the front row of the side balcony, which was a pleasant surprise given we hadn’t arrived especially early for a show without assigned seats, and we had a great view for the whole show. They broke up the concert into roughly equal parts of songs off their original album (which I recommend), solo songs they’ve each written (including Dar’s “Iowa,” which is always great in a crowd), and new covers they liked.

Cry Cry Cry at Sixth & I

I decided to include here one of the new songs they’re performing on tour, “Cathedrals,” a Jay Clifford song written for Jump Little Children.

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