Ben Caplan June 17th at Chester Playhouse

Chester VIC Blog

Ben Caplan June 17th at 7:30

Join us for one of the best Nova Scotian Musicians touring today

Ben Caplan on Saturday June 17th at 7:30

Inspired in part by Eastern European and Jewish folk traditions, Ben Caplan mixes older musical sensibilities with his own soul, straight from his hairy heart. Lyrically, you’ve not heard the like before. Often edgy and dark, Caplan holds a mirror up to show us our nasty bits, singing about the ugliness and showing us that this darkness is the root of the sublime. His latest album release, Birds with Broken Wings, explodes with sounds both ancient and modern, with more than 30 musicians and even more instruments, combining acoustic sounds from around the world. A charismatic charmer, a madman and an earnest poet,a  strummer of delicate chords and a lover of bent and broken melodies. Ben Caplan is not any one thing. As he releases his second album,  Caplan is simply unforgettable; with his huge beard and unruly mane, he is as visually striking as he is aurally compelling. His rough and textured tones cut through crowded halls; an enormous voice, roaring louder than raucous crowds. The microphone looks almost superfluous. But looks are deceiving; once he has your attention, Caplan can croon smoother than a glass of single malt whisky, pouring beauty into a harsh world.

You can visit Ben’s website here

Tickets are $28.00 Adult and $24.00 Youth. Call the Box Office at 902 275-3933