Ron Capps is an emerging singer/songwriter whose first recording, Trying to Catch Amnesia, examines the lives of returning combat veterans and their families.
“Ron Capps has put together a beautiful collection of songs that do some miraculously heavy lifting as they float into my ears. Each song is a keyhole into rooms that we may want to keep the door shut and lights off. Each song reminds me that those things that we can't talk about have power over us.”
—Susan Gibson, Songwriter
Ron’s songs are narrative driven, character rich, flash fictions told by someone who has lived the lives he writes about—he is a combat disabled veteran of the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq.
“Ron Capps weaves powerful, often dark tales in his songs. And he delivers them with honesty and depth in a stunning tenor voice that reminds me of Harry Chapin and John Denver, but is clearly his own."
—David Starr, Songwriter
Now living in Maine, before joining the Army Ron was a music student and a gigging solo performer in Virginia and North Carolina. After the Army, Ron came back to music and began writing songs using his experiences in Rwanda, Kosovo, Afghanistan, Iraq, and Darfur, and his personal struggles with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder as kindling for creating these stories.
"Heartbreaking songs, beautifully played and sung by a gifted songwriter."
—Thom Moore, Songwriter
Ron’s narrative approach is to recognize and acknowledge the inescapability of war, even once the soldier is home, and to tell the stories honestly and with an authenticity that only a survivor can detail.
“Ron Capps has put together a stunning debut album. He is a songwriter for our times—and all times.”
—Jeff Stein, Journalist
Friday, February 7. In support of Guitars 4 Vets. VFW 3150, 2116 19th Street, N. Arlington, VA. Music starts 6.30pm.
Wednesday, March 4. Sitting in for a few songs with Jana Pochop and Libby Koch at Threadgills, 6416 North Lamar, Austin, TX. 7pm.
Tuesday, March 24. POSTPONED (Corona virus precautions) The long show at Davidson College, Charlotte, NC. 7pm.
Sunday, April 26. CANCELLED (Corona virus precautions) Kensington Festival of the Book. Kensington, MD.