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Upcoming shows: Giant Sand... Melanie Baker... Sophie Hutchings... Jerron Paxton... Ghostly Kisses... Sounds From The Other City 2024... Francis of Delirium... The Buffalo Skinners... The Handsome Family... Robbie Cavanagh... Memorial... His Lordship... Florry... Bad Bad Hats... Dana Gavanski... Caoilfhionn Rose... The Lovely Eggs... James Yorkston... Rain Parade... Matthew and the Atlas... Gratis: Makushin... Lightheaded + Mt. Misery... Jake Xerxes Fussell... Andrew Wasylyk & Tommy Perman... Charlie Parr... Mock Tudors... Ryley Walker... Terry Reid... Kris Drever... Erland Cooper... Skinny Lister...

When: 7pm on Saturday 20 August 2022
Where: YES (Basement), 38 Charles Street, Manchester M1 7DB

We’re delighted to be working with Ben Caplan again!

Sometimes it takes a global pandemic to slow down and focus on the fundamentals. When Ben Caplan lost the opportunity to tour and create with the regular cadre of musicians that he typically works with, he went into a tiny studio and made an achingly beautiful solo album.

Caplan is now back in the UK touring a solo show full of contrasts and surprises.

He’s bringing along support act Terra Spencer to share sneak peeks from their upcoming collaborative album too! Raised on the mud banks of the Avon River, Nova Scotian funeral director-turned-songwriter Terra Spencer weaves intimate stories with deft fingerstyle guitar, gospel piano, and her butterscotch voice.

Marrying sly insight with 70s wood-panelled warmth, Terra is currently touring with internationally-renowned artist Ben Caplan to introduce their upcoming joint album, Old News. In a room of 5 or 500, every show is a knee-to-knee conversation with a natural storyteller.

‘The real deal’ – Ron Sexsmith

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All shows are 18+ unless otherwise stated.