Great Blue (a/k/a Shirl Lawrence & Steve Kaplan) is a singing duo.
We perform (mostly acoustic) tunes: some of our own, and some we've collected from others.
We are happy to welcome you to our website, Where you can see some of our videos, and find our recorded music.
Listen to some tunes, and find out more about Great Blue!
Here you can find memories of where we've brought our music, and news of where we will bring it next.
Videos of Performances
We sometimes are fortunate enough to have folks record us, and we have some of those videos here on our site. →
The Music of Great Blue
We offer digital files of our tunes for sale here, or if you wish a taste of what we are about, you can play our songs on our on-site music player.
The Rock Inn, Estes Park CO
Friday, Dec. 11, 2015 -- 6:00PM to 9:00PM Great Blue has flown to its new nest in the Colorado Rockies!
We're playing at the most happening place in Estes Park, right at the gateway to the Rocky Mtn. National Park and just down the road from the famous Stanley Hotel (REDRUM! REDRUM!). Don't miss this spot if you're in Estes. The food is great, wood will be crackling in the woodstove, and the drinks are satisfying. We are happy to have been invited back, and are looking forward to an exciting night!
Starving Artist Café, City Island
June 21, 2013 -- 8:00PM to 10:00PM
Our first solo set at the place all our performing friends recommend. We had a memorable evening and are looking for our next gig there! location details →
BeanRunner Café, Peekskill NY
July 21, 2013 -- 4:00PM to 6:00PM
Our first solo outing at the BeanRunner Café was a great success -- we thank all who helped pack this warm venue. We are looking forward to booking a Friday or Saturday night show next time.location details →
Spring Crafts at Lindhurst
May 4, 2013 Steve and Shirl played at Lyndhurst for their craft fair on the 4th of May ... thanks to Di for asking, and Iris and Pete for clear sound; see latest pics on our Events page.
Run Against Hunger Concert
Oct '09-'10 Steve and Shirl played at Croton’s Asbury Church, in Croton, NY...
Friends of Clearwater Festival
Aug 07'-09' Played with a whole bunch of SloopSingers, including Guy Davis, Rik Palieri, and Vinnie Cerniglia. Who can complain about that company of pickers?
Sterling Forest Partnership, New Jersey – 1997
Hudson Clearwater Revival, Westchester, NY – June, 1996
Hudson Valley Folk Guild, Poughkeepsie, NY – November, 1995
Great Blue – Rough Cuts is a baker's half-dozen of our favorite tunes, some collected from other writers and some of Steve's. (Shirl has a few in the hopper at this time). You can play these tunes (at right), or proceed immediately to purchase them.