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Upcoming Events: Monte Montgomery LIVE in Alexandria, Tonight 8PM, Spirits, tickets: $15 (if they're not already sold out) Wednesday, September 13, 2006 Grayson Capps, from New Orleans, LA Live @ the Frosty Factory 8PM Opening Act: Alexandria's own The Tim Turner Band with bass virtuoso Dale Le Boeuf www.myspace.com/thetimturnerband www.myspace.com/graysoncapps www.graysoncapps.com Media Releases on Grayson Capps: "He's f***ing awesome!" - Scarlett Johansson, Variety.com "This is stuff to stake the 'best bar band' claim on - slashing slide, crunching electric, a cooking rhythm section and soulful vocals..." - Keith Glass, Rhythms magazine (Australia) "His rough-hewn testimonial of a voice renders such a well-worn assertion, believable again." - Keith Spera, Times Picayune "Like a whiskey-soaked, back alley poet sired by Tom Waits and Robert Johnson, Capps' stripped-down sound is rooted in the dark side of the Delta." - Razor Magazine With a name that could only belong to a musician and a coarse, beer-besotted voice straight out of the backstreets of New Orleans , Grayson Capps evokes the swamp folk-soul made popular by Tony Joe White. He looks the part, too: One glance at his solo debut's cover conveys its lazy, creaky, homespun sound. Half relaxed blues-rock, half boozy, folksy introspection, Capps' rustic voice -- it sounds more like a relaxed version of Delbert McClinton's -- is front and center, leaving his words and sturdy but near faceless musicians to convey the soulful atmosphere with chipped, faded-paint backing. Anyone who's seen the movie A Love Song For Bobby Long -- based on a book written by Capps' father, with its alcoholic haze of good people falling on hard times and looking for redemption -- has pretty much heard this album. Capps performed four songs on the soundtrack, but each track from this graphic collection could be its own feature film. Echoes of J.J. Cale, the North Mississippi Allstars, old Ry Cooder, and the great Texas songwriter, Townes Van Zandt permeate these low-key but occasionally spirited blues-rockers. Songs such as "Mercy" and "I Can't Hear You" come alive thanks to gospel-tinged backing vocals, bringing out the God vs. the Devil undercurrent that rumbles like a latent volcano beneath the album's surface.