Riding the wave of excitement generated by a successfully funded Kickstarter campaign, Chelsea-based singer/songwriter/performer Annie Capps celebrates the release of her ninth recording and first solo album, “How Can I Say This”. The album features 12 original songs written by Annie representing what she calls “a love letter to my younger self” exploring topics of self-discovery, shame, learning, forgiveness, grief, and strength. Proudly featuring a supporting cast of over 40 women musicians spanning the U.S. and into Canada, “How Can I Say This” was recorded, produced, and performed by an impressive batch of A-listers, whose exceptional talents contributed to the sonically lush, emotionally charged arrangements. You can see that complete list and read more about the project at https://howcanisaythis.net In solidarity with the way it was created, for this concert, Annie has assembled an all-women band – some of whom performed on the album and others who are adding their own spin to the songs just for this show! The all-star band features Fay Burns on guitar, Suzie Vinnick on bass, Cheryl Prashker on drums/percussion, Judy Insley on Mandolin, Sara Gibson on cello, and a slew of background singers including Annie Bacon, Robin Lee Berry, Jennifer Buehrer, Kitty Donohoe, Jan Krist, Sharon Tse and more to be announced.
It’s official. I’ve launched my first ever Kickstarter campaign to help fund the album I’ve been laboring over for the past 8 months. Can’t begin to thank my beautiful husband for his support through it all and all my pals and the incredible musicians, not to mention the amazing engineer, Maggie Heeron at La Luna Recording and Sound. Not gonna babble too much here, but you can click through to the “How Can I Say This” area of our website for lots more info or just click the image to go right to the Kickstarter. Thanks in advance!!
“How Can I Say This”
A new solo album by Annie Capps
Coming Spring 2022
Just a quick little post to let you know about this exciting new project. A batch of songs that found me playing in a deeper sandbox thanks to a few great songwriting workshops presented by my very talented pal, Jan Krist, and a monthly songwriting group called The Songsmiths where we write to prompts. It’s safe to say I’ve had a lot more time to sit and think. A closer look at the subject matter gave me the idea to make this an all-women project where every musician, recording engineer, artist, consultant etc.. is a woman. Don’t get me wrong. I love men and it’s been really hard not to take full advantage of the very talented one who lives with me, but it feels right to try this on my own. The good news is a growing list of incredible women will be playing or singing on these songs.
I’ll be launching a Kickstarter campaign in January to help me fund the project and that’ll come with a whole lot of reveals. And you don’t have to be a woman to contribute. =)