Grayson Capps - If You Knew My Mind

 (10th Anniversary Edition)


Hyena Records



Product No.:
CHYE 9336
UPC: 020286219194


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10th Anniversary Edition + Download Code

10th Anniversary Edition includes three previously unreleased tracks

Also includes rare photos, complete lyrics and an essay by Grayson Capps

If You Knew My Mind was initially released in conjunction with the major motion picture "A Love Song For Bobby Long" starring Scarlett Johansson and John Travolta. The film was titled after Grayson's song of the same name and was adapted from an unpublished novel written by his father Everett Capps.

Throughout the album, Grayson recounts his time living in an abandoned house on the outskirts of New Orleans ("Get Back Up"), playing for change on Royal Street ("Washboard Lisa") and the birth of his daughter ("If You Knew My Mind"), while songs like "I See You," "Mercy" and "Buckshot" remain staples of his live repertoire to this day.

Grayson's songwriting draws direct inspiration from the celebrated American southern literary tradition, often writing about the South and the idiosyncrasies of its people, landscapes and tempos. His lyrics, imparted with a profound poetic wisdom, take form as steamy, front porch blues and road-wise Americana. Music critic Bret Love wrote, "Like a whiskey-soaked, back alley poet sired by Tom Waits and Robert Johnson, Capps' stripped-down sound is rooted in the dark side of the Delta." While comparisons like such help paint a picture, Capps clearly has his own singular iconoclastic vision.

1. Get Back Up
2. If You Knew My Mind
3. Slidell
4. I Can't Hear You
5. A Love Song For Bobby Long
6. Graveyard
7. Mercy
8. Lorraine's Song
9. Washboard Lisa
10. Buckshot
11. How Was I To Know
12. I See You

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