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Driving and Driving, and into Day 11

Performing at MoSoFest in Saskatoon. Photo from instagram care of @deelinquent

I writing now from the car. Ryan and I are making our escape from Edmonton. In times like these, I am reminded of a great Geoff Berner lyric: I sneak into town and I’m gone in a flash / spreading my wisdom around likeĀ  a rash.   Since I last wrote we drove from Calgary […]

Day 7 – heading west. How strange!

Photo Credit: Dylan Leeder
Ben Caplan @ The Rivoli, June 8 2013

Tuesday, June 11, 2013 – 10:10 PM AST How strange. How strange to be alive in 2013. The world is mysterious and bizarre, and I speak now only of the strange inconsequentialities of the surface. I woke today on a second-hand-sofa in Ottawa. In my nation’s capital. With the beautiful buildings and the shamefully inadequate […]

Day 3 – The Road is So Glamorous!

Day 3 – The Road is So Glamorous!

The bed was more comfortable than it looks. It’s being deflated in that picture above. Last night I stayed in Toronto with my friends Rob and Olivia. Yesterday was a really wonderful day. I didn’t get the chance to play any music at all, but I still had a nice time. I started my morning […]

Day 2 on the road

my view this morning, June 6th 2013, from the balcony of a Toronto apartment.

Yesterday was beautiful. I re-started by blog, had a pleasant flight with Porter, and then had a magnificent rehearsal with the Toronto version of my band. With the sublime Jaron Freeman-Fox on violin, Bret Higgins on upright bass, and Rich Knox on drums. The rehearsal went better than I could have hoped, and it made […]

On the road again, with a computer!

This is just the first two weeks of my summer tour. Gonna be a big summer.

Hello dear friends and listeners, I am writing this note from a Porter Airlines flight from Halifax to Toronto. Yesterday I turned 27. That’s the year that the great rock stars die at. I hope no one calls me a great rock star this year. Eccentric beardo is good enough for me. It seems like […]

Summer Tour Dates

Right now, I am enjoying some well deserved time off at home in Halifax doing some writing, playing, and listening to a lot of music. And lots of CBC Radio too…. I don’t want this episode to end, but I am excited to get back into the road for my summer shows. I’ll be starting […]

Ben featured on the cover of Bewegungsmelder Magazine

In advance of his shows in Switzerland later this month, Swiss magazine Bewegungsmelder has featured Ben on the cover of their April 2013 issue! Check out the cover below, and flip through a digital copy here:  

Photos from Australia

Photos from Australia

  Check out these pictures from Ben’s Trip to Australia! -Team AB

Ben Announces Toronto Show – Saturday, June 8th!

Ben Caplan will be returning to Toronto with The Casual Smokers in June for a performance at the Rivoli (334 Queen Street)! Supporting Ben will be Gavin Gardiner (of The Wooden Sky) and Whitney Rose. Purchase tickets here: See the poster below for all the info! -Team BC

Sea Sessions Festival!

Sea Sessions Festival!

From June 21st-23rd Ben Caplan will be performing at Europe’s best surf, skate and music festival Sea Sessions in Bundoran, Co. Donegal, Ireland! This will be Sea Sessions 6th year running as the biggest and greatest beach party in Ireland. This is the only festival of its kind, offering party goers a surfer spin, incorporated […]