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Ringing out the old year!

Ringing out the old year!

At the time of this writing, there are only a few hours left of 2016. A year that many are looking back on with a mixture of "good riddance" and "can we please have a do over?!" A year with far too many losses in the arts and entertainment world at a time when we turn...

Far Too Many Losses

Far Too Many Losses

David Bowie, Alan Rickman, Glenn Frey, Paul Kantner, Maurice White, Harper Lee, Sonny James, George Martin, Keith Emerson & Greg Lake, Patty Duke, Merle Haggard, Prince, Guy Clark, Muhammad Ali, Ralph Stanley, Gene Wilder, Leonard Cohen, Leon Russell, Gwen Ifill,...

Only Two More Shows in 2016

Only Two More Shows in 2016

What is Horns for the Holidays? Horns for the Holidays is a grass roots organization founded in 1996 by Ken Kozora that connects used instruments with children who might not otherwise be able to afford an instrument of their own. How do we do this? YOUR HELP!  Please...

Little Tommy Saunders

Little Tommy Saunders

Like most other musicians who adore him Rod and I first crossed paths with Tommy Saunders because of the music. He along with his sidekick and best friend “nearly Normal” Warren were co-hosts of the Folk-it! Show that aired on this wonderful independent internet radio...

One crazy beautiful road trip!

One crazy beautiful road trip!

Its so easy to get caught up in how many people show up, how many CDs you sell, how much money you make, how many Facebook Likes you get, how many photos get posted, how many comments on the photos and the list goes on… yep. I’m guilty. But as we make our way down the...

Northern Spirit Radio and (NPR) Michigan Radio

Northern Spirit Radio and (NPR) Michigan Radio

It was an extreme privilege to once again work with the young ladies at Vista Maria in Dearborn Heights along side Mike Ball and Kitty Donohoe. Thanks to this wonderful organization called Lost Voices founded and run by Mike Ball, we were able to spend a week helping...

New Video!!

New Video!!

Super jazzed to present this video Charlie Steen filmed of us on July 9, 2016! Stay tuned for more from the concert inside the Chelsea Depot, but this is the only one we shot outside by the tracks. Just for fun!! Featuring the amazing Jason Dennie on Mando and vocals...

Happy June!

Happy June!

Before I bring you news from our small part of the world I wanted to say that we sure hope you're all surrounding yourselves with, and devouring as much peace, love and friendship as you can. The world is littered with scary, mean, hateful people but there are a...

Happy Spring!!

Happy Spring!!

Just popping in to say Hi and tell you that while we aren't playing a ton of gigs over the next couple months we are busy little bees behind the scene. There's new video being produced, there are new songs being written and little tours being booked. This photo was...

18 Months Ago

18 Months Ago

This video (taken by Larry Wolfe) is from our last band show at Trinity House Theatre in September 2014! We're super happy to be returning with some new songs and special guest opener, Jon Shain.

Why We Love House Concerts, pt 2

The first time at any venue is a bit scary, filled with unknowns and potential regret. House concerts come with their own set of unknowns but when the hosts are as genuinely friendly and enthusiastic about music as Joanne & Joe Smiddie-Brush and Phil & Carla Slates...

Why We LOVE House Concerts!!

In May this past year we had the honor of performing at the Concerts at the Cabin's 100th House Concert. Being a part of this monumental event, which also happened to be the 10th anniversary of our first performance at Concerts at the Cabin, which was also our first...

another ending, another beginning…

another ending, another beginning…

Much as I LOVE this time of year for its promise of a fresh start and the hopefulness of accomplishing some of those things on my ever growing list, I also find it hard to fight the feelings of regret about all the things I DIDN'T accomplish last year. No matter... I...

West Side, East Side

West Side, East Side

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) The above photo was taken by Michael Hacala when we opened for Jill Jack a bunch of years ago (2008 maybe) at the Kensington Church concert...

Another one of the songs originally from our “Take Me To The Fair” EP, “Pretty Memories” is littered with metaphor and simile. It’s about moving on after the end of a seemingly brief relationship. It kicks off by likening the romance to a summer storm and a traveling...

another ending, another beginning…

another ending, another beginning…

Much as I LOVE this time of year for its promise of a fresh start and the hopefulness of accomplishing some of those things on my ever growing list, I also find it hard to fight the feelings of regret about all the things I DIDN'T accomplish last year. No matter... I...

Another one of the songs originally from our “Take Me To The Fair” EP, “Pretty Memories” is littered with metaphor and simile. It’s about moving on after the end of a seemingly brief relationship. It kicks off by likening the romance to a summer storm and a traveling...

West Side / East Side

West Side / East Side

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) 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....