TICKETS AVAILABLE AT THE DOOR $38 * Lachlan Bryan 8.30pm * Ben Caplan 9.45pm til 11.15pm
'Bluesfest Touring presents' BEN CAPLAN (Canada)
with Lachlan Bryan
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Introducing Canada’s Ben Caplan: This rugged, raspy and roaring gentleman is to folklore what smoke is to bourbon - perfectly coupled. Ben’s songwriting is as bold in range as it is in ferocity. Fuelled by a quality of melodrama and powerful lyricism, it’s the romance and the manhood crashing with his voice that gives Ben a truly innovative and experimental artistry, resulting in a sound that bridges the gap between controlled composition and unruly passion. Caplan has marked his place in the Canadian music landscape with a growling spirit similar to that of Tom Waits or Seasick Steve. His tours have extended throughout the Commonwealth, the rhapsodic energy in his live show an elegant cacophony gaining attention around the world. Touring since 2006, this rugged rogue has just been nominated for seven music Scotia Awards & performed at the rolodex of festivals. Now it’s our turn. Breaking between guitar, banjo, piano, and melodica, Caplan’s stage show is almost reminiscent of a burly and bearded Freddy Mercury; a raging, strong, and exploratory songwriter. It’s the blues in his soul, and the heart in your chest pounding as one that lead to Ben Caplan being named the "Buzz Band of the 2012 East Coast Music Awards" By CBC Music and makes him an act not to be missed when he comes by your town after his Bluesfest debut next Easter.