European Tour Dates and New Single from Grayson Capps

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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 four critically acclaimed studio albums and cameo appearance in the Golden Globe Award-nominated film A Love Song For Bobby Long, one will find a stunning depth to his discography, authenticating Grayson Capps as a rare American gem, equal parts country singer, bluesman, rock star, philosopher and poet. As Jambase 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.”

Capps has announced the release of a new album, ‘Scarlett Roses,’ due December 1 via Royal Potato Family. The nine-track effort is the acclaimed Alabama-based songwriter’s sixth studio recording and his first new solo release in six years.

Below is the first single:  Hold Me Darlin

Throughout the collection, Capps 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.

“A lot of these songs came to me the way dreams do, where all these different bits and pieces from all these different parts of life come together,” Capps explains. “I would pick up the guitar and things would come to me naturally because I wasn’t actually trying to make a record.”

Capps wrote the album slowly and steadily after moving back to his home state with his partner, the Grammy Award-winning engineer/producer Trina Shoemaker. Recorded over the course of two whirlwind sessions and abetted by his longtime guitarist Corky Hughes, songs like “Taos,” “Bag Of Weed” and “Thankful” don’t shy away from tackling the heavy burdens of growing older: separation from loved ones, the weight of fatherhood, the mortality of our parents, self-medication. As serious as it may sound, Capps manages to write with an eye towards beauty and humor, extracting hard-won catharsis and even genuine joy from pain and loss.

PRE ORDER SCARLETT ROSES

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“The songs on ‘Scarlett Roses’ really chronicle me discovering my position in the world,” says Capps. “It was a process that felt like gaining something and losing something at the same time.”

 

Tour Dates

October 30 – Lauchhammer, Germany – Real Music Club
November 1 – Worms, Germany – Die Fünzel
November 2 – Eppstein, Germany – Wunderbar Weite Welt
November 3 – Nieuw- en St. Joosland, Netherlands – Theater de Wegwijzer
November 4 – Leusden, Netherlands – In The Woods
November 5 – Liempde, Netherlands – House concert/private event
November 7 – Westwoud, Netherlands – De Schalm
November 8 – The Hague, Netherlands – Musemix @ Engels
November 9 – Maassluis, Netherlands – De Waker
November 10 – Bakkeveen, Netherlands – Muziekpodium Bakkeveen
November 11 – Amen, Netherlands – Café de Amer
November 12 – Amsterdam, Netherlands – Paradiso
November 13 – Eindhoven, Netherlands – Meneer Frits
November 14 – Leiden, Netherlands – Q-bus
November 16 – Cantu, Italy – All’Una E Trentacinque Circa
November 17 – Milano, Italy – Spazio Teatro 89
November 18 – Ravenna, Italy – Marlin
November 19 – Verona, Italy – Le Cantine dell’Arena
November 22 – Correzzola, Italy – Cockney London Pub
November 24 – Dozza, Italy – Teatro Comunale
November 26 – Fiorenzuola, Italy – Teatro Verdi

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