Capital Road

Capital Road


Capital Road's music mixes elements of alternative rock, folk, and reggae, drawing comparisons to some of the greatest roots-rock bands of our time. The four piece band has created a name for themselves in the Pittsburgh area with their refreshingly new sound and unparalleled stage presence.


Capital Road is an alternative rock band (or roots-rock band, or folk rock band, or reggae-rock band, or just plain unclassifiable band) from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. They recently released their debut EP, It's All Gravy, and have been playing shows together since 2007, sharing the stage with national recording artists like The Honorary Title and Sister Hazel. The band is spearheaded by lead singer and rhythm guitarist Brad Hammer, his unstoppable front line of lead guitarist, Joe Franz, and bassist, Zach Reed, and drummer Jonah Toepfer holding it down and driving from the backseat.

Constantly creating new ways to change the musical landscape, the members of Capital Road mix influences from artists such as Of A Revolution, Dispatch, Dave Matthews Band, and John Mayer to create a brand new style of music, something that they can call their own. From the war-inspired story, Little Child, to the upbeat melodies of My Side, Capital Road is constantly evolving and building upon their musical style, giving any fan a new and refreshing listening experience.


It's All Gravy EP (2007)

Set List

Our opening sets usually last about 30-45 minutes and are around 5 to 8 songs in length, and our headlining sets last about 1 to 1.5 hours and are around 12 to 18 songs in length.

Cover Songs:
Mrs. Robinson by Simon & Garfunkel
Elias by Dispatch

Original Songs:
The Bongo Song
Just As Far
My Side
Dine With Kings
Little Child
Johnny (Didn't Say)
Just As Far
Make My Day
Danny's Song