Grayson Capps

Grayson Capps

 Brewton, Alabama, USA
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"If you like your music, rough, raw and honest, accompanied by lyrics that are a mix of poetry, bourbon, humour, and empathy, than you need to listen to Grayson Capps." -Blogcritics.com

Biography

Hailing from South Alabama and spending over a decade in New Orleans, revered singer-songwriter Grayson Capps has found listeners the world over enthralled by his stinging tales of the Southern Gothic. In his own words, he explains: "I write songs which have the voice of dead prophets masquerading as town drunks screaming 'look at us we're pretty, too!'"

Over the course of four critically acclaimed studio albums and cameo appearance in the Golden Globe Award-nominated film A Love Song For Bobby Long, one will find a stunning depth to his discography, authenticating Grayson Capps as a rare American gem, equal parts country singer, bluesman, rock star, philosopher and poet. As Jambase recently declared, "New Orleans' marvel Grayson Capps is alive and well and slowly building one of the most phenomenal songbooks in America today. If ever there were a cat primed to pick up where Lowell George and John Prine have left off, it's Capps."

Grayson Capps is currently touring the world in support of his new album, The Lost Cause Minstrels, on the Brooklyn record label Royal Potato Family. He will have two songs featured in the upcoming Screen Gems film Straw Dogs starring James Marsden, Kate Bosworth and Alexander SkarsgÄrd.

Lyrics

Back to the Country

Written By: Grayson Capps

Comin' into Paris, France, Cimetiere du Pere-Lachaise,
where Oscar Wilde lies sleepin'
Top the Cathedral de Sacre-Couer, all I know is oh mon dieu,
the town is breathin'
And the streets are dirty like New Orleans is
And the women smell good
Don't you know
Don't you know
Don't you know

Comin' back to Amsterdam, a long ol' way from Birmingham, Alabama
Coffee shops and red light whores, devil's always at your door,
knockin' atcha
And the shows never end
Tonight I'll do it all again

Don't you know, don't you know, don't you know
Don't you know, don't you know, don't you know

I'm going back to the country, cause country's what I am
Going back to the country, back to Alabama
Going to the country, eatin' cornbread and raisin' hell
Going back to the country, where my memory serves me well

Now it's time to catch a plane, to take a bus,
to catch a train to Salsamaggiore, Italy
Hangin' out with Romeo, the Prince and I know where to go, back to ol' Everett and Donnie

And no matter where I roam
I'll always miss my home
Don't you know, don't you know, don't you know

Now I'm going back to the country, cause country's what I am
Going back to the country, back to Alabama
Going to the country, eatin' cornbread and raisin' hell
Going back to the country, where my memory serves me well

Now I'm going back to the country, cause country's what I am
Going back to the country, back to Alabama
Going to the country, eatin' cornbread and raisin' hell
Going back to the country, where my memory serves me well

I See You

Written By: Grayson Capps

The sun slithered down behind a sycamore tree
The wind rolled in to cool me by degrees
It's been too hot mama it's been too warm
It'll be all right when the summer's gone
Fish ain't been biting, but my hook is wet
I ain't seen no rain since the day I left
Take a drink of water when your throat is dry
I'm gonna sit on the dam all through the night
Hear the bullfrogs croaking all around the pond
Sounds just like a concert
Down in Nouvelle Orleans
Streams through the forest just like the blood in my arms
I see you in everything

I love you now like I loved you then
I'm getting a little too old to try and pretend
That there'll be another to compare with you
I see you in everything
So I packed my bags, I hit the road
I own a stretch of land, I've got a fishing hole
I'm gonna sit right here till I clear my head
'cause I see you in everything
But there are no answers it's just the road you're on
If you don't open up your eyes soon it'll all be gone
Breeze through the forest just like the breath in my lungs
I see you in everything

Discography

Album releases:
The Lost Cause Minstrels
Rott-N-Roll
Wail & Ride
If You Knew My Mind
Songbones

Soundtrack releases:
A Love Song For Bobby Long
Straw Dogs

DVD releases:
Live at The Paradiso

Set List

The set list depends on the venue and the set time. The majority of the songs in the set are originals. However, occasional covers are included.