Grayson Capps – Songbones

I could quite possibly be the last person in the whole Americana circle to have heard of Grayson Capps. It’s funny, too, because some of the blogs I read on a daily basis have done pieces on him in the past, but for whatever reason I just didn’t listen to the songs. It took a little nudge by one of the fellas at Grayson’s record label to get me to cue up a little bit of his music. The rest, as they say, is history. So while I may be late to the bandwagon, I need someone to scoot over so I can hop on.

Songbones was released back in October on Hyena Records. It is, by all accounts, Grayson’s third release, but it was recorded prior to either of his previous efforts. It was recorded over the course of 5 hours in the ol’ 9th Ward Picking Parlor down in New Orleans. It features Grayson, an acoustic guitar, and his voice performing front porch, acoustic-blues music that drips with Southern soul. It reminds me of being a kid and sitting on my Great-Grandfather’s front porch during family functions and listening to the old men tell stories of varying truths. Subtle – Simple – Magical.

If these songs appeal to you and you wanna squeeze on the wagon with me, then you’d better jump. The album is being offered in a limited edition run of only 5000 copies, so snap it up while you can.

Grayson Capps – Mermaid
Grayson Capps – Junior & The Old African Queen
Grayson Capps – Psychic Channel Blues

Grayson Capps Official Site, Grayson Capps on myspace, Buy Songbones

11 thoughts on “Grayson Capps – Songbones”

  1. This is awesome! Thanks for another great music tip, Autopsy IV. I’ll be ordering “Songbones” and perhaps more from Grayson Capps.

    You should get a percentage of all the money I’ve spent on CDs by artists recommended on Nine Bullets this year, dude.

  2. Wow I really like the sound of this. There are so many great unknown artists (to me anyway) out there.

    I will have to add Grayson to my ‘Autopsy IV Playlist’ I have an ever growing playlist of about 10-15 artists with 3 songs each.

    So far my song of the year is “Blood On The Hardwood Floor”

  3. I’ve loved his music since seeing the film “A Love Song for Bobby Long”. Great voice.

  4. Yes. And his father wrote the novel upon which the film was based. I love love love this movie. I watch it about 4 times per year.

  5. Glad you’re on the bandwagon, it’s been rott’ n rollin’ around New Orleans for years and now is being shared extensively with the rest of the world. Whoever at Hyena gave you that little push deserves a very big thank you. Songbones is a wonderful cd, for me it harkens back to Thursday evenings at d.b.a when Grayson performed solo, acoustic from 6 to 9. Having seen him with his band the Stumpknockers many a smoke and liquor filled evening, this was a more contemplative, sweet, intimate portrait of the music and the stories. Definitely check out anything and everything by Grayson, he has two previous releases from his band Stavin’ Chain. And, if ever you have a chance to catch him live, either solo or with the band, please make it a priority, you won’t regret it.

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