Tour Diary

Join us for the last two Capps concerts of 2015!

(West) Salt of the Earth (Nov 15) and (East) Mama’s Coffee House (Nov 21)

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This is a photo taken by Michael Hacala when we opened for Jill Jack a bunch of years ago (2008 maybe) at the Kensington Church concert series. Jason had only just started playing with us on a regular basis. “In This Town” was still new as were the few harmony parts we’d worked out. There were no big arrangements and that big ole Gibson guitar now belongs to Allison Downey. We’ve released two full-length CDs since then, “My Blue Garden” and “Searching for Neverland” along with the little interim EP “Take Me To The Fair” which are all three a culmination of the work we put into our songs and the contributions of the mega talented Jason Dennie. There are some new songs waiting in the wings and a few of them will be debuted at these two concerts. I never feel as though my songs are fully baked until Rod has filled in the missing ingredients and while I love a cake without any frosting, when Jason adds the icing, sprinkles and fancy decoration – that’s when they start to look and feel extra special. I hope you’ll join us and consider bringing a friend who is new to our music. We promise to give you our hearts! (DETAILS HERE)

We’re on our way back to Michigan full of gratitude for what has been an incredible trip full of memorable experiences.

First we set out for St. Louis where I was at the helm for one last Folk Alliance Region Midwest conference. With endless thanks to all the undaunted volunteers, it turned out to be a smashing success. Read more about that here: http://farmfolk.org. We left St. Louis (wondering for more than a few minutes why we weren’t heading home for some much needed rest) and hit the road for Mountain Home, AR to perform for a sweet crowd of music lovers at the UU gathering place – a concert set up by our super talented friend, Kim Richardson, and hosted by a sweet couple – Art & Pam. As we spent the next couple days driving further south to Austin where we visited with Rod’s daughter, son-in-law and grandson (no, that’s not a typo), we were finally able to unwind and recognize the unintended healing properties this trip was starting to reveal.

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After a couple of quiet nights in Austin we set off to Houston for our show at Songbird Sanctuary – a wonderful concert series hosted by Tom Yeager who Rod and I met at a number of Folk Alliance conferences. I had hoped to take a detour to Round Top where the Junk Gypsy Warehouse is located only to find out that they won’t be open till Christmas or later. So now, a little ahead of schedule, we spot some cars pulled over just outside of the city at a sparsely populated roadside park near a small bayou. We take a little walk to shake off the road rash and then pull out the banjo and viola to run through the trio of tunes we were planning to spring on the unsuspecting crowd. (Fortunately for us, we were to find that no one was of the traditional ilk so it turned out ok.) Continue reading

UPDATE – The Concert for Lost Voices was a gem! Three solid hours of music in the round with a fantastic line-up. We were so humbled and honored to be a part of it. There were so many magical and moving moments. Here’s hoping we raised some good money for this incredibly worthy cause. Continue reading

The throbbing in my head started last Thursday (right about the time I began sorting through receipts and papers for the tax accountant – hmmm… coincidence?) and didn’t stop for 6 days!  (Hey…this is my blog so I’ll cry if I want to) Anyway, thankfully that’s done because better late than never, I’m pleased to have made the long overdue acquaintance of my new best friend, Extra Strength Excedrin.

Another weekend is fast approaching and we’re all geared up for a couple of lovely intimate shows in Howell on Friday and Detroit on Saturday where we’d love to fill the seats. Here’s an incentive – 2 for 1 Annie & Rod Capps CDs – this weekend only!

Besides that, we’ll be taking a little break from trio shows in the area until the big concert at The Ark on June 25 – for which tickets are already on sale at http://theark.org. We have big plans and lots of surprises in store for this monumental occasion of my 5th decade (and Jason’s 4th) in this particular human form! The best birthday gift we could receive is your presence at this show!

It’s Friday morning, July 16, 2010. I’m in the back seat of our little Toyota Sienna minivan as we’re traveling down the Taconic Pkwy heading up to Lake Placid from Cold Spring, NY. The winding hills of New York State never cease to blow me away with their beauty.  However, anyone who’s ever been on the Taconic Parkway knows that if my attempt at typing while the car is winding round the curves will be one heck of a feat but I really want to do a brain dump about our tour so far. Continue reading

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