Neither all that soft nor low, The Soft and Low plays music from the heart. 

Founded in Iowa City in 2013, Jeffrey C. Capps (guitar, vocals, harmonica) and Tara McGovern (fiddle, vocals) want to sing and play songs that change the world, or at least make you feel a bit better about living in it.

While focusing primarily on original tunes, The Soft and Low draws inspiration and cover material from artists ranging from Hank Williams and Steve Earle to The Velvet Underground and The Replacements. 

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.