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Wail & Ride

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Wail & Ride
Wail & Ride


Grayson Capps returns with the follow-up to his acclaimed 2005 debut, If You Knew My Mind. Capps first broke into the national spotlight with four songs on the soundtrack to the film, A Love Song For Bobby Long (starring John Travolta and Scarlett Johansson). He built upon the heightened visibility created by the movie with non-stop touring and electrifying performances that would often comprise three-hour marathon sets of Southern rock debauchery and Americana soul-stirring epiphany. The buzz would ultimately lead to packed venues throughout the Southern United States, two European tours and an appearance at Bonnaroo. Tragedy also played its part. In August '05, Capps was driven from his home in New Orleans, where he'd lived for 20 years, when Hurricane Katrina hit. He responded by keeping a stiff upper lip and his eye on the road. He addresses the experience on his new album with the poignant song "New Orleans Waltz". Other stand-out tracks include the fulltilt boogie of "Give It To Me", the bayou-funk, second-line rumble of "Poison", the country & western gem "Jukebox" (which could have come straight from the pen of Hank Williams) and perhaps his most brilliant piece of songwriting yet, "Daddy's Eyes". Drawing comparisons to everyone from Lucinda Williams to The Drive-By Truckers, Grayson Capps finds his own niche by splitting the difference between the lineage of the road-wise, ever-seeking poet troubadour and the hell-raising, shit-kicker howl of America's great Southern rock tradition.


  1. Name
  2. Wail & Ride
  3. Jukebox
  4. New Orleans Waltz
  5. Daddy's Eyes
  6. Give It to Me
  7. Poison
  8. Mermaid
  9. Broomy
  10. Junkman
  11. Ed Lee
  12. Cry Me One Tear
  13. Waterhole Branch
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