× Garrett T. Capps & NASA Country over for Benelux shows in October and November

Garrett T. Capps & NASA Country over for Benelux shows in October and November


Garrett T. Capps is a bad mofo. He makes cowboy kraut with his band NASA Country & also lots of Tex-Mex rock n' roll. He is San Antonio’s resident cosmic country gonzo honky tonk weirdo freak. 

With NASA Country he has tapped into country music’s underutilized cosmic influences in a collaboration and created an immersive experience titled under the name "People are Beautiful". Don’t worry, bong rips and psychoactive substances aren’t entirely necessary to unlock the entertainment value of this work. If they nonetheless enhance it, that is for you to decide.

The country music of Garrett T. Capps has always been pretty far out, but the point of this project is to purposely trek towards the outer limits of country. Mixing psychedelia with country is nothing new. In fact, it’s a long-established influence in the genre. From The Byrds and The Grateful Dead early on, to more recent landmark releases like Sturgill Simpson’s "Metamodern Sounds in Country Music", and Marty Stuart’s "Way Out West", it’s a wonder why more artists don’t work in these modes, especially when the results are often quite positive.

If you get to over-analyzing this album though, you’re missing the point, which is to zone out, tune in, and let the waves of music and the messages born on the them shepherd you away from the cold hard mundanity of modern life to a more imaginative landscape full of the wisdom of inner consciousness. People Are Beautiful may employ more old-school sounding music, but it was written for today when it feels like the edges of society are beginning to fray, when you don’t know who or what to trust, and you’re not exactly confident on where this world is headed.

But the point of People Are Beautiful in cahoots with NASA Country is to blast off beyond the stratosphere of genre, and look back upon this ball of blue hurtling through space. Up above it all, everyday problems seem petty, and the differences that separate us seem marginal. It’s there where an equilibrium can be found when trying to sift through the noise of the moment, and put everything into perspective.

Go see Garrett T. Capps here:

26/10: Nijmegen, NL - Merleyn
27/10: Utrecht, NL - TivoliVredenburg
28/10: Amsterdam, NL - London Calling
29/10: Eindhoven, NL- Altstadt
30/10: Lint, BE - t Groot Verzet
31/10: Leiden, NL - Q-Bus
02/11: Gent, BE - Trefpunt
03/11: Groningen, NL - Vera
04/11: Hengelo, NL - Beerland

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