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Truckstop Honeymoon / Grayson Capps

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Note: door price recently changed to $5.There's something irresistible about a husband and wife string band that seems to have been to hell and back for their art. Mike West and Katie Euliss (a.k.a. Truckstop Honeymoon) recently relocated to Lawrence after the New Orleans home was destroyed along with the rest of the 9th Ward by Hurricane Katrina (read our story). The couple are mobile entertainers of the old-time ilk, brandishing banjo, guitar and wash-tub bass to tell stories of adultery, pot seeds, big government and whatever else makes for a whoopin' good time. The band's attention-grabbing performances have made them a perennial favorite in the campground stages of the Walnut Valley Festival.Born and raised in the backwoods of Alabama, Grayson Capps' music evolves directly from the great Southern literary tradition. He spins poetic tales, marrying them to steamy front-porch blues and deep-rooted Americana, calling to mind Townes Van Zandt and Steve Earle. Capps spent the last ten years in New Orleans establishing himself as a staple of the Big Easy music scene. He was introduced nationally in 2005 on the soundtrack to "A Love Song For Bobby Long," in which four of his songs were featured. Also displaced by Hurricane Katrina, Capps responded by keeping a stiff upper lip and his eye on the road.

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Comments

Nick Schmiedeler 15 years, 10 months ago

Check these guys out - if not tonight - some time soon. As stated above, these guys (both of them) have fought some pretty major diversity, and in true folk-style (but not necessarily folk music), tell their tales of tough living, and breaking through barriers to survive whatever life throws at them blah blah blah. Seriously, some way inspired hillbilly-esque fun, huge sense of humor, and a great act. Mike has one of the most unique voices you'll ever hear. A great producer also, his record label puts out some awesome stuff. And they rule at Winfield. Just go see them. They gotta cute kid too.

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