The Red Thread


A truly gifted performer . . . strong flat-picking and a bag full of enchanting songs.

— The New Yorker

The Red Thread represents a turning point for Lucy as a writer and a recording artist in its depth and range of material. From the rootsy simplicity/minimalism of "Cowboy Singer" and "Brooklyn Train", to the sonic complexity of pop-rockers "Love Song New York" and "Line in the Sand" it will be apparent to all that Lucy has created a compelling and evocative album. The songs are informed by several significant events in their lives, most notably the adoption of her daughter, Molly, from China, as well as their close proximity to Ground Zero in New York City and having witnessed much of the tragedy of 9/11 first-hand. As Lucy writes in the album liner notes, there is an ancient belief in China that when a child is born, an invisible red thread reaches out from the child's spirit to all of the important people who will be a part of the child's life.

Release Date: 
Feb. 10th, 2004