Old Stock Ben Caplan
- 1Traveller's Curse03:32
- 2You've Arrived03:59
- 3Intermezzo 102:04
- 4Truth Doesn't Live in a Book04:53
- 5Od Yishama02:20
- 6The Happy People01:34
- 7Minimum Intervals02:29
- 8Widow Bride04:01
- 9Intermezzo 204:01
- 10Plough the Shit05:02
- 13What Love Can Heartbreak Allow?03:06
Info for Old Stock
Award-winning OLD STOCK: A Refugee Love Story by Canadian 2b theatre company is a humorously dark folktale woven together with a high-energy concert. This Klezmer-folk music-theatre hybrid starring genre-bending sensation Ben Caplan is inspired by the true stories of two Jewish Romanian refugees immigrating to Canada in 1908.
It's about how to love after being broken by the horrors of war. It's about refugees who get out before it's too late, and those who get out after it's too late. And it's about looking into the eyes of God.
“A noisy treasure…Rarely loses its sense of madcap urgency” (New York Times)
“Darkly funny and moving… Its hard to imagine a more apt time for a production with so clear a moral centre” (The New Yorker)
is a songwriter, performer and entertainer in the most time-honoured sense of the word. From the moment he walks onto the stage, you are filled with his infectious spirit, and captivating presence. You can feel Caplan's comfort and ease as he strides in front of the crowd and begins the controlled collective descent into chaos.
In his latest project, Ben Caplan explores themes of immigration, loss, darkness, love, sex, and God. Caplan is touring with a fresh batch of songs which were originally composed for a new musical play called Old Stock: A Refugee Love Story. The award winning play, which had it's international debut at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, has been a smash hit and it's next stop is a whopping 7-week residency Off Broadway in early 2018. Between performances of the play, Caplan is hitting the road to play concerts across Europe and North America with a new lineup of musicians.
The sound is rooted in Caplan's resonant baritone voice, at times sounding like a lamb's wool blanket, and in another moment like a steel wool scouring pad. Ben Caplan's voice is supported with the sounds of piano, accordion, organ, clarinet, saxophone, violin, drums, and the occasional acoustic guitar. There are rumours that a new album announcement is just around the corner. In the meantime, tickets are going on sale for the next round of international tour dates.
This album contains no booklet.