Garrett T. Capps with "In The Shadows (Again)" over for Benelux tour10-09-2018
On his first release Y Los Lonely Hipsters, Garrett T. Capps offered the world a hometown anthem in the form of “Born In San Antone” - a South Texas rock ’n soul epic and the most recent song about the Alamo City to reach a wider consciousness this side of Charley Pride or Bob Wills, thanks in no small part to opening the season premiere of Showtime’s Billions. Now looking beyond the terrestrial limits of Bexar County, Capps has designated himself “flight director” on a mission known as “NASA country,” with the findings of this spacey endeavor presented in full on In The Shadows (Again).
Serving as a proper introduction, “Born Into A Ballroom” drifts somewhere between space walk and “cagey Texas folk song.” Capps’ twangy vocals get first dance with the out of this world steel guitar of B.J. Cole, a noted English player featured prominently on Elton John’s “Tiny Dancer”. Kicking into lift off, the album’s title track launches with shuffling drums and a sonic boost from local sound artist Justin Boyd, whose synth filters over lap steel make one question if two-stepping could be possible in zero gravity.
“Here Right Now” is the most progressive and possibly infectious track on the record, being described by Capps as “The War on Drugs meets Gram Parsons.” Running at six minutes and 22 seconds it is not the longest track on the album, but offers further proof of Capps’ ability to craft catchy epics. On “Baby Please” the more country elements of the album step forward, with guitar licks and fiddle solos accompanying heart-worn lyrics.
With "In The Shadows (Again)" Garrett T. Capps is touring the Benelux in October and November:
19 OCT: Sint Niklaas (BE) @ De Casino Concertzaal
20 OCT: Utrecht (NL) @ Ramblin` Roots
21 OCT: Apeldoorn (NL) @ Roots In The Woods
23 OCT: Eindhoven (NL) @ DDW Music
24 OCT: Oldenzaal (NL) @ Cobblestone Club
25 OCT: Den Bosch (NL) @ W2
26 OCT: Amsterdam (NL) @ Q Factory
28 OCT: Edam (NL) @ A Walk About Music
29 OCT: Den Haag (NL) @ Paard
02 NOV: Nijmegen (NL) @ Merleyn
03 NOV: Groningen (NL) @ Take Root