Ben Caplan Will Roar Into Fredericton This Spring

Halifax’s Ben Caplan is bringing his rugged, raspy and roaring charisma to Fredericton late April.

Not only seasoned in coast-to-coast Canadian travel, Caplan has seen stages in the UK, Europe, and Australia and has performed at a rolodex of International festivals. Currently penning a new album, he’s back in New Brunswick on April 25 at the Charlotte St Arts Centre.

Caplan has marked his place in the International music landscape with a growling spirit similar to that of Tom Waits. He is to folklore what smoke is to bourbon. Perfectly coupled. His sound bridges the gap between controlled composition and unruly passion, not to mention his songwriting is bold in both range and ferocity.

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 in sync that makes Ben Caplan an unmissable act.

Jessica Rhaye was recently announced as support for this show. Rhaye produces a deep sense of warmth and comfort on her latest album, Far Gone Lullabies, which was released in fall 2013.

The stunning collection showcases Rhaye’s soaring, winsome vocals, as well as her versatile songwriting, including co-writes with Canadian indie staples, Ron Sexsmith and Royal Wood.

APRIL 25 – Fredericton, NB – Charlotte St Arts Centre
IN PERSON: Cedar Tree Cafe, 418 Queen St, Fredericton, NB E3B 1B6
Ben Caplan performing Fredericton's Harvest Jazz & Blues 2013 (Photo: Cara Smith)

Ben Caplan performing Fredericton’s Harvest Jazz & Blues 2013 (Photo: Cara Smith)

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