Grayson Capps

Grayson Capps

If Birds Could Fly

Sun, March 3, 2013

Doors: 6:00 pm / Show: 7:00 pm

The Pour House Music Hall

Raleigh, NC

$10 online / $12 at the door

Grayson Capps
Grayson Capps
Hailing from South Alabama and spending over a decade in New Orleans, revered singer-songwriter Grayson Capps has found listeners the world over enthralled by his stinging tales of the Southern Gothic. In his own words, he explains: "I write songs which have the voice of dead prophets masquerading as town drunks screaming 'look at us we're pretty, too!'" Over the course of five critically acclaimed studio albums and a cameo appearance in the Golden Globe Award-nominated film A Love Song For Bobby Long, one will find stunning depth to his discography, authenticating Grayson Capps as a rare American gem, equal parts country singer, bluesman, rock star, philosopher and poet. Jambase.com recently declared, "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." Grayson Capps is currently touring the world in support of his new album, The Lost Cause Minstrels, on Brooklyn-based indie label The Royal Potato Family. His band, also called The Lost Cause Minstrels, features Corky Hughes on lead guitar, Chris Spies on Hammond B-3, Christian Grizzard on bass and John Milham on drums.

"If you can imagine an old time Southern revival meeting where instead of singing prayers the music is about honky-tonks, hookers, drunks and bootleggers you'll be part way to picturing the music of Grayson Capps and The Lost Cause Minstrels.Rock and roll as well as country and blues sound like they've been stewed over an open fire under a full moon with lyrics woven out of the fabric of real people's lives. Part storyteller and part poet, Capps is one of the most spellbinding performers you'll hear in a long time…" - Blogcritics.com

"With 'The Lost Cause Minstrels,' Capps joins the Drive-By Truckers on the short list of artists who can tell a serious story while evoking the thrills of vintage Southern rock." - Sound & Vision Magazine

"With a voice recalling Steve Earle and Delbert McClinton, rolled together with a fifth of cheap scotch, Capps is a natural treasure in the making." - Maverick Magazine

"The Lost Cause Minstrels takes all of Capps' strengths, hones them to a razored point, and trains them on the listener in a wily collection of songs that reflect pathos, passion, and earned wisdom." - AllMusic.com

"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

"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

"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
If Birds Could Fly
If Birds Could Fly
A haunting mix of Appalachian folk, Americana, and retro country. If Birds Could Fly brings a powerful and soul absorbing blend of mountain music. If Birds Could Fly was founded in early 2010 by vocalist Brittany Ashley and guitarist Andrew Carter, now with the addition of bassist Joshua Harper and drummer/ percussionist Andrew Sergent the Americana quartet are ready to bring their sound to those who appreciate authentic and original music. The band has recently signed a recording agreement with Stillbrook Records of Nashville. The nationwide release of their new album "GHOSTS" is set for June 2012.
Venue Information:
The Pour House Music Hall
224 S. Blount
Raleigh, NC, 27601
http://www.the-pour-house.com/