Tickets are now available for Ben Caplan at The Grace.
Ben Caplan is a songwriter, singer, and performer based in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. Known for his energetic live shows, he has been touring around the world since 2011 and has played over 1600 concerts in 28 countries since that time. His last full length release, Old Stock, was both an album and a musical theatre production. Released and performed to great critical acclaim, the play toured around the world, including a seven week run Off Broadway where it was nominated for seven Drama Desk Awards. The play was awarded Nova Scotia’s top honour for artistic merit, the Lieutenant Governor of Nova Scotia Masterworks Arts Award.
The most recent project from Ben Caplan is a dark re-imaging of the classic Christmas carol, O Holy Night. Caplan’s work frequently draws on Eastern European folk traditions and those influences are clearly heard in this dynamic recording. It’s a klezmer inflected minor-key rendition of a holiday classic. Working with a big crew of musicians, including string quartet, soloists, woodwinds, and pipe organ, Ben Caplan’s new recording is a radical departure from other recordings of this well known song.
With all of his recent time off the road, Caplan has been taking the opportunity to work on new music and revisit old music. Alongside his time writing and playing live stream concerts, he’s been working on stripped back acoustic versions of songs from his previous albums. That project, entitled Recollection, is slated for release in March of 2021.
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Raised on the mud banks of the Avon River, Nova Scotian funeral director-turned-songwriter Terra Spencer weaves intimate stories with deft fingerstyle guitar, gospel piano, and her butterscotch voice. Marrying sly insight with 70s wood-panelled warmth, Terra is currently touring with internationally-renowned artist Ben Caplan to introduce their upcoming joint album, Old News. In a room of 5 or 500, every show is a knee-to-knee conversation with a natural storyteller. “The real deal.” – Ron Sexsmith
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