Garrett T. Capps embarks on Benelux tour starting this weekend17-10-2018
Garrett T. Capps is a man on the rise. And he’s taking the San Antone Americana scene with him – hopefully. 2016's "Y Los Lonely Hipsters" slanted a wry, irreverent grin, flashes of Hayes Carll or Todd Snider in Capps' ballads of bitching and bad decisions. His latest release "In the Shadows (Again)" maintains the underlying absurdity, but bakes a new, weird, hipster honky-tonk that hearkens alt.country and cowpunk while then turning both sounds on their head.
Serving as a proper introduction, Born Into A Ballroom drifts somewhere between space walk and “cagey Texas folk song.” Capps’ twangy vocals get first dance with the out of this world steel guitar of B.J. Cole, a noted English player featured prominently on Elton John’s Tiny Dancer. Kicking into lift off, the album’s title track launches with shuffling drums and a sonic boost from local sound artist Justin Boyd, whose synth filters over lap steel make one question if two-stepping could be possible in zero gravity.
Here Right Now is the most progressive and possibly infectious track on the record, being described by Capps as "The War on Drugs meets Gram Parsons.” Running at six minutes and 22 seconds it is not the longest track on the album, but offers further proof of Capps’ ability to craft catchy epics. On Baby Please the more country elements of the album step forward, with guitar licks and fiddle solos accompanying heart-worn lyrics.
De Volkskrant called it "Psychedelic rocking country with a very sharp edge that will let a steakhouse full of rednecks dance" With In The Shadows (Again) Garrett T. Capps is touring the Benelux in October and November:
19 OCT: Sint Niklaas (BE) - De Casino Concertzaal
20 OCT: Utrecht (NL) - Ramblin` Roots
21 OCT: Apeldoorn (NL) - Roots In The Woods
23 OCT: Eindhoven (NL) - DDW Music
25 OCT: Den Bosch (NL) - W2
26 OCT: Amsterdam (NL) - Q Factory
28 OCT: Edam (NL) - A Walk About Music
29 OCT: Den Haag (NL) - Paard
31 OCT: Bloemendaal (NL) - Zocherlounge
01 NOV: Hengelo (NL) - Metropool
02 NOV: Nijmegen (NL) - Merleyn
03 NOV: Groningen (NL) - Take Root