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Upcoming shows: Jen Cloher... The Chills... Kimya Dawson... Laura Cantrell... The Minus 5 + The No Ones... Anna Mieke... Jeanines... Sarah Jarosz... Angel Olsen... Sam Burton... Broken Chanter + Poster Paints... System Exclusive... Erland Cooper & Ensemble... Josh Rouse... Cinder Well... Kathryn Williams & Polly Paulusma... Jean-Michel Blais... Kristin Hersh... The Sonics... Someone... An Evening with Honeyblood... Hania Rani... OFF!... BC Camplight... Julie Byrne... Smoke Fairies... Holy Moly & The Crackers...

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.