Grayson Capps

 

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“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.”

“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.”

“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.”

“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.”

“When you peel the layers of any song, ultimately it’s that individuals ability to connect with their audience through their words, and the way they play their instrument that makes a lasting impact. I’m often in awe of the process, as much as the performance. So it was a treat to connect with Grayson Capps a man who you will soon hear doesn’t take his craft too seriously, but is serious about what he does.”

“On his latest release, Scarlett Roses, Grayson Capps offers acoustic-based ballads, love tunes, and anthems replete with driving rhythms and distorted guitars.”

“Capps and his accompanists never overstay their welcome on such tracks, so the single time the ensemble stretches out, on the near eight and a half-minute “Taos,” the resulting mood is at once engrossing and disturbing. Which might well stand as a capsule description of Scarlett Roses, an album on which Grayson Capps offers credible solace, but prefers his listeners refrain from becoming too comfortable for their own good.”

“The medications listed in the refrain, pot, George Dickel, and a case of beer, aren’t for drowning sorrows, but for celebrating the survival of life’s trials.”

 

Biography

Grayson Capps is relaxed. You can hear it in the tone of his voice when he speaks, in the thoughtful, laconic way he reflects on the sometimes-tumultuous course of his life and work. It’s not the sound of complacency or comfort, but rather of personal growth and understanding. Capps is not without worry or darkness in his life, but he’s reached a kind of peace with it, an unhurried acceptance that enables him to write with unflinching honesty and remarkable humanity. His long-awaited new solo album, ‘Scarlett Roses,’ is his first in six years, and it showcases the kind of understated brilliance that can blossom when creativity is detached from expectation, when songs are truly given the space and time to find their writer. Grayson Capps is relaxed, but it wasn’t always this way.

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UNDER THE BRIDGE – “Chief Seattle”

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  • Grayson Capps Band feat Corky Hughes Russ Broussard and Rufus
  • Soundcheck in Brewton AL Showtime 79pm 215 Belleville FREE SHOW
  • Its TWO shows in Brewton Alabama this Saturday  Jan
  • Its that time again for 30A Songwriters Festival!!  Fri
  • 30afest happening next weekend!! Tix here httpswwwfreshtixcomevents201830asongwritersfestival wwwgraysoncappscom scarlettroses
  • Grayson Capps Band back at Fairhope Brewing Company this Friday
  • Grayson Capps Band this Friday night 1229 at Fairhope Brewing
  • Tonight 1223 at Murky Waters in Ocean Springs MS with

Contact

Media Requests:
Kevin Calabro
Calabro Music Media
info@calabromusicmedia.com
917.838.4613

Booking, Management & Photography:
Chad Edwards
MCE Photography
glassman75@comcast.net

European Booking:
Joanna Serraris
Musemix
joanna.serraris@musemix.com
+31 (0) 70 338 8708

Record Label:

The Royal Potato Family
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