From the Promoter
Caplan is a genre bending songwriter and a performer with a captivating presence. From the moment he walks onto the stage, you are filled with his infectious spirit. You can feel Caplan's comfort and ease as he strides in front of the crowd and begins the controlled collective descent into chaos.
In his latest project, Caplan explores themes of immigration, loss, darkness, love, sex, and God. Caplan is touring with a fresh batch of songs which were originally composed for a new musical play called Old Stock: A Refugee Love Story. The award winning play, which had its international debut at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, has been a smash hit and is currently on a whopping seven-week run Off Broadway. Between performances of the play, Caplan is hitting the road to play concerts across Europe and North America with a new lineup of musicians.
The sound is rooted in Caplan's resonant baritone voice, at times sounding like a lamb's wool blanket, and in another moment like a steel wool scouring pad. Ben Caplan's voice is supported with the sounds of piano, accordion, organ, clarinet, saxophone, violin, drums, and the occasional acoustic guitar.
A songwriter, performer and entertainer in the most time-honoured sense of the word, Caplan released his debut, In The Time of Great Remembering, in 2011 and the follow up, Birds With Broken Wings, in 2015.