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Ben Caplan - May 25th 2017
Thu, 25 May 2017, 7:30 PM – 10:00 PM ADT
PEI Brewing Company Presents Ben Caplan - a duo performance.
A charismatic charmer and a smasher of pianos. A madman and an earnest poet. A strummer of delicate chords and a lover of bent and broken melodies. Ben Caplan is not any one thing. As he releases his second album, he's already gained a following in more than a dozen countries from Australia to Europe and across North America. It's no surprise. Caplan is simply 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 crowded halls; an enormous voice, roaring louder than raucous crowds. The microphone looks almost superfluous. But looks are deceiving; once he has your attention, Caplan can croon smoother than a glass of single malt whisky, pouring beauty into a harsh world.
Inspired in part by Eastern European and Jewish folk traditions, Ben Caplan mixes older musical sensibilities with his own soul, straight from his hairy heart. Lyrically, you've not heard the like before. Often edgy and dark, Caplan holds a mirror up to show us our nasty bits, singing about the ugliness and showing us that this darkness is the root of the sublime. His latest album release, Birds with Broken Wings, explodes with sounds both ancient and modern, with more than 30 musicians and even more instruments, combining acoustic sounds from around the world. It was listed on CBC Radio's 50 Best Canadian Albums of 2015, reached #1 on Earshot's National Folk/Roots/Blues chart, and was accepted into the Baker & Taylor NPR Discover Songs library. It's all smoothly blended by the hottest international production team around. It's uncharted territory, and Caplan's leading the way.
What time does the event start?
You can enter the PEI Brewing Company at any time during their regular hours. The Box Office opens at 7:00PM and the show starts at 7:30PM.
I don't drink beer - are there any other options available?
Yes! We offer full bar service for this event, which includes wine, liquor, pop, juice, and water.
Are there ID requirements or an age limit to enter the event?
This show is open to all ages, but anyone under the age of 19 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian and must exit the venue within 30 minutes of the end of show.
What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?
Parking is available on-site at the PEI Brewing Company.
Where can I contact the organizer with any questions?
You can give us a shout at 902-629-2739 or email firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions you might have!
Is my registration/ticket transferrable?
There are no refunds for ticket purchases but we can exchange your tickets to another date on a case-by-case basis. Please call 902-629-2739 or email email@example.com to request an exchange.
FYI - some seats on the far left of the venue (noted with an *) can have a partially obstructed view. Please keep this in mind when booking your seats! We will do our best to accommodate your seats.