Ben Caplan soars through q with 'Birds with Broken Wings'

The wild, charismatic, and epically-bearded East Coast singer performs live from his latest album.
Ben Caplan and The Casual Smokers rally in Studio q to perform "40 Days & Forty Nights" from his latest record "Birds with Broken Wings". 5:40

He's got a giant voice, and a beard to match. 

East Coast singer Ben Caplan brought his famous bellow to studio q to perform tracks from his latest album Birds With Broken Wings. Joined by his band The Casual Smokers, the charismatic Caplan delivered a soulful performance that — at one point — was so passionate, headphones literally went flying. 

In an interview with Shad, Caplan joked about his album's heady themes: love, life, and the decay of Western civilisation.

Ben Caplan and the Casual Smokers rally in Studio q to perform "Belly of the Worm" from his latest record "Birds with Broken Wings". 3:41

Ben Caplan brings 'Birds with Broken Wings' to CBC headquarters. (Fabiola Carletti/CBC)


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