Discovery Corner on BTR

Premiere DateJul 28, 2014
Categories Media Music
00:00 DJ Jordan Ramblings
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02:11 Southbound Ben Caplan and The Casual Smokers
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04:53 Beautiful Ben Caplan and The Casual Smokers
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07:36 Conduit Ben Caplan and The Casual Smokers
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12:07 Mic Break
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12:30 Interview with Ben Caplan
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33:50 Mic Break
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34:58 Rest Your Head Ben Caplan and The Casual Smokers
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39:21 Bang To Break the Drum Ben Caplan and The Casual Smokers
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43:39 Stranger Ben Caplan and The Casual Smokers
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49:04 Finish
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Photo courtesy of Courtney Lee Yip

This week on the show I’m featuring Ben Caplan & The Casual Smokers of Halifax, Nova Scotia. Obviously the main player is Ben Caplan himself so I spoke to him while he was enjoying some down time from writing and writing his new album. He last released In The Time of The Great Remembering, which I’ll be playing songs from, and for Tom Waits fans, y’all are in luck because Caplan definitely channels some influences from him. Caplan discussed early influences in his home city of which there was a booming scene in the ’90s. We discussed the theatrical elements of what he saw in Halifax growing up, his backing band The Casual Smokers, and what’s to come on his new album.

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Upcoming Tour Dates

July 29 2014- Divian Orange- Montreal, QC
July 30 2014- Neat Coffee Shop- Burnstown, ON
August 1 2014- The Blacksheep Inn- Wakefield, QC
August 8 2014- Lunenberg Folk Harbour Festival- Lunenburg, Nova Scotia
August 9 2014- Lunenberg Folk Harbour Festival- Lunenburg, Nova Scotia
August 10 2014- Lunenberg Folk Harbour Festival- Lunenburg, Nova Scotia
August 15 2014- Larlee Creek Hullabaloo- Perth-Andover, New Brunswick
August 23 2014- Fishbone Bar- Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island
September 12 2014- Harvest Jazz and Blues Festival- Fredericton, New Brunswick

Photo courtesy of Amy Mackenzie

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