Deep in the mountains of Franklin, Tennessee, you can find Grayson Capps and the Stumpknockers wandering around behind his property, gettin’ deep with the Native American spirits. Of course, that’s if the spirit isn’t flowing. When it is, you can bet your boots they’re laying down whatever comes to mind in Grayson’s home studio. The result? 13 tracks of gritty, folky, bluesy southern rock Mr. Capps and co. like to call Rott ‘N’ Roll, out September 9th on Hyena Records.
Rott ‘N’ Roll is an attempt by Grayson and co-producer Trina Shoemaker to encapsulate his live energy into one album, if that’s at all possible. There’s down to earth tracks like “Guitar” and “Back To The Country,” which offers a glimpse into Capps’ soft inner core, while others like “Big Ol’ Woman” are full of drunken wandering rednecks backing the choruses…literally. “The Sun Don’t Shine On Willy” even references the classic To Kill A Mockingbird!
The current tour includes a few dates around Alabama, with a short stint overseas in Norway. Dates after the jump!
Grayson Capps and the Stumpknockers Tour 2008
07-18 Josephine, AL – Pirate’s Cove
07-19 Mobile, AL – Blue Gill
07-20 Mobile, AL – Callaghan’s
07-23 Vestfossen, Norway – Onkel Thor
07-24 Arendal, Norway – Canal Street Jazz & Blues Festival
07-25 Vik i Sogn, Norway – Finnafjorden Blues Festival
07-26 Vik i Sogn, Norway – Finnafjorden Blues Festival
07-28 Langesund, Norway – Sommersmuget
07-29 Lillesand, Norway – Fiskebrygga
07-30 Notodden, Norway – Notodden Blues Festival
08-01 Notodden, Norway – Notodden Blues Festival