Grayson Capps


"Capps' Tennessee-Williams-meets-Charles-Bukowski lyrical style is equal parts Southern Gothic and Los Angeles noir. His songs are literate, imaginative, and sometimes magical, his storytelling skills matched by an uncanny sense of musical history that will grow on you like kudzu vine." - BLURT

 

"Take the poetry of Texas troubadour Townes Van Zandt, combine with Steve Earle’s edgy attitude and stir with a little cup of the bayou-blues (think Howlin’ Wolf) and you start to get a taste of Capps’s scrumptious gothic gumbo." - AMERICAN SONGWRITER

 

"Take the poetry of Texas troubadour Townes Van Zandt, combine with Steve Earle’s edgy attitude and then stir it up with a little cup of bayou blues, à la Howlin’ Wolf, and you get a taste of Capps’ scrumptious gothic gumbo." - EXCLAIM

"Although his distinctive sound is rootsy at its core, a Dixie-fried amalgam of twang-rock, Memphis soul, and roadhouse blues, Capps' Tennessee-Williams-meets-Charles-Bukowski lyrical style is equal parts Southern Gothic and Los Angeles noir. His songs are literate, imaginative, and sometimes magical, his storytelling skills matched by an uncanny sense of musical history that will grow on you like kudzu vine." - BLURT

 

"New Orleans' marvel Grayson Capps is alive and well and slowly building one of the most phenomenal songbooks in America today. If ever there were a cat primed to pick up where Lowell George and John Prine have left off, it's Capps." - JAMBASE

 

"I find myself drawn to the drunks, whores and vagabonds that haunt Grayson’s songs. They’re like old friends you keep up with via letters in the mail, and with a new album comes new updates." 

- NINE BULLETS

 

"Grayson Capps is part country singer, part bluesman, part preacher, part vagabond and part poet." - HEAR YA

 

"This fourth album by the Nashville-based native Alabaman and former New Orleanian plays out in the raw Southern milieu of his earlier work, and he again brings that world to vivid life. Supported by his band, the Stumpknockers, and singing in a gruff baritone, Capps spins out simmering backwoods story songs like "Arrowhead" and "Ike" that sound like a cross between Tony Joe White and Tom Waits. That's when he's not letting loose with the roadhouse-rocking fury of "Big Ole Woman" or "Big Black Buzzard." - Philadelphia Inquirer

"Take the poetry of Texas troubadour Townes Van Zandt, combine with Steve Earle’s edgy attitude and then stir it up with a little cup of bayou blues, à la Howlin’ Wolf, and you get a taste of Capps’ scrumptious gothic gumbo." - Exclaim

"Essential Listening" - NineBullets.net

"If you like your music, rough, raw and honest, accompanied by lyrics that are a mix of poetry, bourbon, humour, and empathy, than you need to listen to Grayson Capps. Rott 'N' Roll will make you realize that you've never actually heard Southern rock before - everything else was just a pale imitation of this - the real thing." - Blogcritics.com

"Grayson Capps is part country singer, part bluesman, part preacher, part vagabond and part poet." - Hear Ya Blog

"Grayson Capps & The Stumpknockers play knock-down-drag-out-whiskey-laced rock and roll as if it were the last call for their souls to be saved." - Swampland.com

Grayson short bio (new)

Articles

www.twangnation.com/2011/06/30/music-review-grayson-capps-the-lost-cause-minstrels-royal-potato-family/
http://www.twangnation.com/2011/06/30/music-review-grayson-capps-the-lost-cause-minstrels-royal-potato-family/
http://blog.al.com/entertainment-press-register/2011/06/post_65.html
http://www.jambands.com/reviews/cds/2011/06/14/grayson-capps-the-lost-cause-minstrels
http://swampland.com/reviews/view/title:the_lost_cause_minstrels

Images

Images - Press Kit


Grayson backstage
Grayson Capps at home
Grayson onstage
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lost cause minstrels
Lost Cause Minstrels onstage
the Lost Cause Minstrels
Grayson Capps & The Lost Cause Minstrel show poster for venue #2
Grayson Capps & The Lost Cause Minstrel show poster for venue #3
Grayson Capps & The Lost Cause Minstrel show poster for venue #4
Grayson Capps & The Lost Cause Minstrel show poster for venue #1

Audio

 "I Can't Hear You" MP3
Big Ol Woman - LIVE from Magfest 2010 MP3 6:50
Highway 42 MP3 3:58
John The Dagger MP3 3:26
Ol' Slac MP3 4:29