The New Bedford Fishing Heritage Center is pleased to welcome Larry Kaplan for a concert of folk songs on Friday, July 6 at 7 p.m.

Kaplan’s music is known widely in both the U.S. and abroad for its strong storytelling and for its simple and beautiful melody lines, and has been sung and recorded by many contemporary and traditional folk artists around the world. Accompanying himself on guitar and banjo, many of his works have deep roots in New England and respectfully capture the spirit that derives from small, often quiet events in history that have shaped the New England spirit--some serious, some funny, many eccentric.

“Old Zeb," “Song for Gale," "Song for The Bowdoin," John,” “Get Her Into Shore,” “Selling The Isabel,” and “Waiting for the Glue to Dry” are just a few examples of his extensive song bag---poignant stories in song, written in the truest folk tradition, honest, highly singable, always memorable.

Kaplan has just released a new CD, True Enough, through Folk Legacy Record introducing a new offering of music along with old favorites. Larry L. Looney of No Depression writes, "Some of the most finely-crafted songs in modern American folk music--- stunningly painted portraits of life in the North Atlantic seaboard states."

Tickets are $12 for members, $15 for non-members, and are on sale now at the Fishing Heritage Center or on line at The Center is located at 38 Bethel Street and is handicapped accessible with free off-street parking.

The New Bedford Fishing Heritage Center is dedicated to preserving and presenting the story of the commercial fishing industry past, present, and future through archives, exhibits, and programs. For more information, email or call the Center at (508) 993-8894.

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