Ben Caplan & the Casual Smokers
March 25 at 8:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Doors open 7:30 pm.
Music starts 8:30 pm.
Tickets: $35 at Pharmasave
A charismatic charmer and a smasher of pianos. A madman and an earnest poet. A strummer of delicate chords and a lover of bent, broken melodies. Ben Caplan is not any one thing. He is unforgettable; with his huge beard and unruly mane, he is as visually striking as he is aurally compelling. His rough and textured tones cut through with an enormous voice but he can croon smoother than a glass of single malt. Inspired in part by Eastern European and Jewish folk, Ben mixes older musical sensibilities with his own soul. Often edgy and dark, he sounds both ancient and modern, combining acoustic sounds from around the world. It’s all smoothly blended and it’s uncharted territory, and Caplan’s leading the way.