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Welcome to our EPK
Before you dig into the “official” Press Kit where you’ll find most everything you need to promote us, we wanted to share this personal message.
We are musicians, singers, songwriters, performers and generally lucky people with a lot on our minds that we frequently share in song. We perform locally in our home state of Michigan on a regular basis and have toured nationally from California to Maine. We’ve released 8 self-produced recordings since 1999 and remain open to growth and the inevitable evolution of our art, observing and absorbing the inspirations all around us in our everyday lives. It is our fervent desire to always give our whole heart and soul along with 110% of our energy to anyone who chooses to listen to our songs. We sincerely want everyone who has made the choice to attend one of our shows to leave feeling satisfied, maybe with a newly provoked thought or lingering chuckle, and always truly glad they came.
“They’ll captivate you with their witty lyrics, impress you with their musicianship, and entertain you till the cows come home!” – Paul Doss, Doss Barn Concerts, Evansville, IL
“With wit and humility, Annie and Rod captivated our audience right from the first song, all the way to the standing ovation and encore. ” – Elaine Mahon, Sandhill Stage, Gainesville, FL
“Infectious, impeccable, engaging” – David Tamulevich, Tamulevich Artist Management
Songs about broken things and poignant little ponderings delivered with a rootsy vibe, a touch of twang and a soulful groove.
The Short Bio
Annie and Rod Capps have established themselves as well-respected songwriters, musicians and performers, with three albums topping the Folk Radio charts and as 2-time Kerrville New Folk Finalists.
The Capps’ sound meets at the intersection of Americana & Folk citing rock, jazz and bluegrass influences. The duo is on a musical journey that began in 1982, culminating into a symbiotic sound that reflects their deep and intuitive understanding of each other. Annie’s disarming, earthy voice and solid command of her guitar are punctuated by Rod’s effortless, accompaniment and beautiful solo work on both guitar and viola. Together they weave unforgettable melodies that are at once intricate and sparse – musically completing each others’ sentences.
9 studio albums later they continue to explore their love of blending diverse styles to create a fresh and unique amalgamation all while sticking to their narrative “songs about broken things and poignant little ponderings delivered with a rootsy vibe, a touch of twang and soulful groove”.
Sample our Music
Festival performance credits include the Kerrville Folk Festival as a New Folk Finalist in 2012 & 2010 (Kerrville, TX), Great River Folk Festival (LaCrosse, WI), Kingsville Folk Festival, Ann Arbor Folk Festival, Wheatland Music Festival, Buttermilk Jamboree, Blissfest, Noreast’r Festival, Thumbfest, Spirit of the Woods, Arts, Beats and Eats, Ann Arbor Summer Festival, Riverfolk Festival and more.
- The Ark (Ann Arbor, MI)
- Trinity House Theater (Livonia, MI)
- Mama’s Coffee House (Birmingham, MI)
- Caffe Lena (Saratoga Springs, IL)
- Two Way Street Coffee House (Downer’s Grove, IL)
- Maple Street Chapel (Lombard, IL)
- FolkStage on WFMT (Chicago, IL)
- Songbird Sanctuary (Houston, TX)
- Folk’n Great House Concerts (Rockville, MD)
- Cousin Andy’s Coffee House (Carbondale, IL)
- Bound for Glory (Ithaca, NY)
- Concerts at the Cabin (Evansville, IN)
- Doss Barn Concerts (Evansville, IN
- Carrick’s House Concerts (Clarkston, MI)
- Acoustic Routes (Saline, MI)
- KPIG “Please Stand By” Show (Watsonville, CA)
- Charlotte’s Web Concerts (Rockford, IL)
- West Bethesda Folk Concerts (Montpelier, OH)
and many excellent acoustic music venues in California, Illinois, New York, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas and Wisconsin…so far.
New in 2017, Annie & Rod have joined forces with two of their favorite songwriting musicians, Jan Krist & Jim Bizer along with Jan’s husband/percussionist, Alan Finkbeiner to form Diamonds in the Rust. http://diamondsintherust.net
Annie is a member of the Yellow Room Gang, a group of renowned singer/songwriters (www.yellowroomgang.com) who meet monthly to share food and new works in progress and perform together in various incarnations and venues.
Annie and Rod have warmed up audiences for Lucy Kaplansky, Stacey Earle & Mark Stuart, Tracy Grammer, The Kennedys, David Bromberg, Joe Jencks, Mustard’s Retreat and many others.
She is the founding member of Songwriter’s Anonymous, a networking collective of 60+ members of the local music community.
When they aren’t busy making their own music, Annie and Rod are often called upon to play supporting roles for other artists. Both are featured on recordings by Allison Downey, The Milroys, Whit Hill, John Latini, Judy Insley, Dan Hazlett, Luti and many others.