The Soft and Low

Jeffrey C. Capps and Tara McGovern

Jeffrey C. Capps (guitar/vocals) and Tara McGovern (fiddle/vocals) first teamed up in May 2013 as part of Iowa City’s Family Folk Machine.

The pair’s warm, understated harmonies and instrumentation find a perfect home amid their original folk-rock songs and carefully selected cover tunes (Hank Williams Sr, Johnny and June Carter Cash, Gram Parsons, The Jayhawks, etc).

McGovern is a member of local favorite Irish traditional band Coppers & Brass and Capps spent the better part of a decade performing with the Memphis-based band, The Central Standards, before moving to Iowa City in 2009. His solo debut is entitled The Muddy and the Blue.

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