Red Horse (album)

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Red Horse
Studio album by
ReleasedJuly 13, 2010
LabelRed House
Eliza Gilkyson chronology
Beautiful World
Red Horse
John Gorka chronology
So Dark You See
Red Horse
Lucy Kaplansky chronology
Over the Hills
Red Horse
Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic3/5 stars[1]
American Songwriter3.5/5 stars[2]
Flying Shoes Review(favorable)[4]
Folk Alley(favorable)[5]
Sing Out!(favorable)[8]
Twin Cities Daily Planet(favorable)[9]

Red Horse is a collaboration by independent folk singer-songwriters Eliza Gilkyson, John Gorka, and Lucy Kaplansky. It is both the name of the studio album released by the trio on Red House Records in July 2010, and the name under which they have toured and performed in concert together as a supergroup.

Track listing[edit]

No.TitleWriter(s)Performed byLength
1."I Am a Child"Neil YoungEliza Gilkyson3:26
2."Scorpion"Lucy Kaplansky, Richard LitvinLucy Kaplansky3:48
3."Wild Horse"Eliza GilkysonJohn Gorka3:51
4."Promise Me"Lucy Kaplansky, Richard LitvinEliza Gilkyson4:30
5."Don't Mind Me"Lucy Kaplansky, Richard LitvinJohn Gorka4:07
6."Sanctuary"Eliza GilkysonLucy Kaplansky3:53
7."Coshieville"Stuart McGregorJohn Gorka3:25
8."Blue Chalk"John GorkaLucy Kaplansky4:11
9."Forget to Breathe"John GorkaEliza Gilkyson2:18
10."If These Walls Could Talk"John GorkaJohn Gorka2:26
11."Walk Away from Love"Eliza GilkysonEliza Gilkyson5:00
12."Wayfaring Stranger"traditionalLucy Kaplansky3:31

Chart performance[edit]

Sales charts:

Chart Peak
U.S. Billboard Top Heatseekers #38 August 21, 2010[10]
U.S. Billboard Folk albums #6 August 21, 2010[10]

Radio airplay charts:

Chart Peak
Folk Radio Top Albums #1 July & August 2010[11]
Folk Radio Top Artists #1 July & August 2010[11]
Americana Radio Albums #29 August 9, 2010[12]

Tour dates[edit]

Date Venue City
August 21, 2010 Summerfolk Music and Crafts Festival Owen Sound, ON, Canada
August 22, 2010 Summerfolk Music and Crafts Festival Owen Sound, ON, Canada
November 19, 2010 Northern California Center for the Arts Grass Valley, CA
November 20, 2010 Sebastopol Community Center Sebastopol, CA
November 21, 2010 The Freight and Salvage Berkeley, CA
November 22, 2010 Sierra Nevada Brewing Company Chico, CA
December 2, 2010 Smith Opera House Geneva, NY
December 3, 2010 The Ridgefield Playhouse Ridgefield, CT
December 4, 2010 Landmark on Main Street Port Washington, NY
April 14, 2011 Aladdin Theater Portland, OR
April 15, 2011 The Minnaert Center for the Arts
South Puget Sound Community College
Olympia, WA
April 17, 2011 St. James Hall Vancouver, BC, Canada
June 19, 2011 Clearwater's Great Hudson River Revival,Croton Point Park Croton-on-Hudson, NY
July 12, 2011 Great South Bay Music Festival Patchogue, NY


  1. ^ James Allen, Review: Red Horse,
  2. ^ April Matson-Johns, Red Horse: Red Horse, American Songwriter, July 13th, 2010
  3. ^ Schwartz, Roberta B. Schwartz, FAME review: Red Horse —Red Horse, Folk & Acoustic Music Exchange
  4. ^ Maurice Hope, Red Horse (Gilkyson, Gorka, Kaplansky) (Red House), FLying Shoes Review, February 11, 2011
  5. ^ Jim Blum, Review: Gilkyson, Gorka & Kaplansky - Red Horse, Folk Alley Blog, September 24, 2010
  6. ^ Steve Horowitz, Red Horse: Red Horse, PopMatters, October 17, 2010
  7. ^ Jerome Clark, Red Horse, Eliza Gilkyson, John Gorka, Lucy Kaplansky, Rambles.NET, August 21, 2010
  8. ^ Eric Thom, "Off the Beaten Track: Red Horse—Red Horse", Sing Out!, 54:1, (Nov./Dec. 2010/Jan. 2011), p.122-123
  9. ^ Dwight Hobbes, MUSIC: Red House supergroup Red Horse release a debut disc to enjoy over and over again, Twin Cities Daily Planet, November 24, 2010
  10. ^ a b Red Horse Music, News & Info, (accessed 3/21/2011)
  11. ^ a b Richard Gillmann, Top Folk Albums, Songs, Artists and Labels of July 2010, Top Folk Albums, Songs, Artists and Labels of August 2010, compiled from playlists submitted to Folk DJ-L
  12. ^ Archive Playlist for week of Monday, August 09, 2010, Americana Music Association

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