“the show really belongs to the operatically scaled mezzo of Lucy Schaufer…” The Guardian
Lucy Schaufer is a vocal shape-shifter, and of an altogether tantalising, alluring and aurally enriching sort. A product of the small-town America that gives this solo CD its title (Carpentersville refers to the place of Lucy’s birth, just outside of Chicago).
The stirring eclectisim on this recording is cohesively pulled together by Lucy’s desire to wed the language of song and story-telling together thus reflecting a musical journey that casts one eye on Schaufer’s roots while keeping her artistry moving ever onward. The range of repertoire here – Bach to Bernstein and McBroom to Guettel - is as broad as her stage career to date.
“Schaufer offers a full-blooded mix of classy American show songs, plus Bach's 'Erbarme dich'. Words don't always come through clearly, but feelings do.” BBC Music Magazine