A charismatic charmer and a smasher of pianos. A madman and an earnest poet. A strummer of delicate chords and a lover of bent and broken melodies. Once he has your attention, Ben Caplan can croon smoother than a glass of single malt whisky, pouring beauty into a harsh world…
A deeply special evening awaits us on October 29th!
“From Satanic hoedowns to swaying country heartbreakers, this evening with the larger-than-life Caplan makes for rollicking fun” – The Guardian
Ben Caplan is both the roar of the hurricane and the eye of the storm. He has an uncanny ability to channel both wild abandon and quiet introspection. His song writing pulls from many diverse influences but both his music and his lyrics regularly draw from his Jewish heritage. Often mixing biblical imagery and klezmer inflected melodies, Caplan re-appropriates ancient sounds and themes with a decidedly contemporary twist.
Ben released his first studio album in 2011 and has spent the last ten years recording music and performing to ever growing audiences in music clubs and theatres around the world. For the ten-year anniversary of his first release, Caplan has recorded a retrospective collection of stripped back re-interpretations of songs from across his catalogue. The album, entitled Recollection, will be released in October of 2021 followed by an extensive European and Canadian tour.
“A force of nature” – Folk Radio
“For all the fierceness of his appearance, nothing quite prepares for his voice, both spoken and singing. It’s a deep, fiery bellow, at once commanding and possessed of quite unexpected tenderness” – The Independent
“Arguably the East coast’s most ambitious folk troubadour” – Exclaim