10 Questions with ... Adam Cappa
March 12, 2012
BRIEF CAREER SYNOPSIS:
- BEC Recordings
- The Rescue
1) Give us a quick recap on your musical journey and how you connected with BEC.
Throughout high school, I was involved in Young Life, and during my sophomore year, I met the Lord at camp. I really looked up to a couple of guys involved who happened to play guitar, so for my 16th birthday, I bought a guitar. I began playing at club every Wednesday night, learning as I watched them play. Before I knew it I was involved with a youth group leading worship and was soon a permanent fixture on staff for the next five years.
Songs began to pour from my heart. I got a few buddies together and we started playing these songs in a garage, then at churches and teen camps. One of my best friends who I met through Young Life happened to be friends with Jeremy Camp. In December 2007, I got a call from my buddy and Jeremy, and Jeremy invited me up to Indiana to record a demo. This is where we began our friendship. I would go to shows from time to time to see him or to visit at his home. Over the next few years, the Lord continued to grow my passion for ministry and my friendship with Jeremy. In 2009, I graduated college and the Lord had given me a vision for ministry on the road. I sold my car, bought a van, and hit the road, playing churches and teen camps all over the country.
A year later an opportunity to open for Jeremy came about. I sent Jeremy a text asking if it was cool, and he said "absolutely!" That night as I walked off stage, Jeremy grabbed me and said, "Listen, I love you heart and what your doing. I've been praying about investing in someone and feel like you're the guy. My dad even said something to me about you and that I need to do something with you, and my dad never says that stuff. He said we have the same heart. So I want to get you on the road with me and do a record and just help you out. What do you think? We should pray about it." And pray we did.
About three months later, we reconnected and felt the Lord saying go. We started writing an album together with Andy Dodd, and Jeremy began pouring into my life. Once we had a few tunes together Jeremy took them over to BEC and asked them to have a listen as he shared is heart behind investing in my life. BEC grabbed a hold of Jeremy's vision and asked me to be apart of the BEC family.
2) What's the story behind the single "The Rescue"?
"The Rescue" is based on the story of Peter, when Jesus called him to step out of the boat and onto the water. It's when he takes his eyes off of Christ that he begins to sink. I started thinking about the moments in my life when I have taken my eyes off of Christ and fallen away. We can look at this story and say that it's the moment Peter lost his faith. Or we can look and say it's the moment he had the greatest faith. He could have called out to anyone for help, but he didn't. He called out to Christ to be rescued. That's the kind of faith I want, knowing that in my moment of need, and even in the moments I feel like I don't need anything at all, that I'm calling out to Christ and keeping my focus on him because he is the rescuer.
3) Is there a particular theme or message to your debut album?
The theme of this record is that Christ is the rescue. He is our hope and our rest.
4) What is your favorite song on The Rescue?
My favorite song on album is "How Worthy." It's a song about the Savior I know and how worthy he is to be praised.
5) You've been making the rounds to radio stations. Do you have any humorous or interesting or inspiring stories to share from any of those visits?
My favorite moment was visiting a station in Florida. We were up super early that morning, driving over, and I decided to drink a 5-hour Energy. Then we stopped at Starbucks and I got an OJ. I took a few sips then set it back down. I reached for it again and gave it a big shake. Apparently the cap wasn't on tightly because it exploded all over the car and hit Charles Van Dyke and me in the face! I was completely covered in OJ as we pulled into the station parking lot laughing hysterically.
6) Do you have a favorite place to play? And where might we see you play this Spring?
I love playing really old towns with tons of history, but honestly just anywhere I've never been before. My favorite on this past run was Manila, Philippines. This spring I will be spending a lot of time on the East Coast, the Midwest, and even in Brazil!
7) Who inspires you personally and spiritually?
Three men really inspire me right now. My father, my best friend Greg Boyce, who I worked on staff with at Fountain City Wesleyan Church, and Jeremy Camp, who all daily pour into me.
8) Is there one song that you wish you had written?
Any Justin Bieber song, or "Bye Bye Bye" by *NSYNC
9) Fill in the blank: I can't start the day without:
Coffee and cracking my back
10) Do you have much time to check out other artists' music? What are you listening to right now?
I feel like I don't listen to music as much as I used to, but when I do, I'm listening to Switchfoot, Needtobreathe, Phil Wickham and the occasional Garth Brooks.