If you dont believe in reincarnation, try listening to Caleb Klauders music. Theres little other explanation for why a small island Washingtonian can write, play, and sing music that sounds like it should be rolling out of a Great Depression honky-tonk. Born from the heart of Portland, Oregons red-hot music scene, and recently featured on A Prairie Home Companion, Caleb Klauders music continues to challenge and transform how we think about roots music in America.
Caleb is a fixture the Northwest music scene.He has been touring nationally and internationally for over 20 years, first with acclaimed folk-rock band Calobo, a luminary in the Northwests burgeoning music scene, and then with the widely celebrated Foghorn Stringband.
Today, leading with vocals, guitar, and a mandolin, Caleb hosts some of the Northwests best singers and players creating a honky-tonk band that stands out as a totem in the country music scene. The band performs Calebs praised original songs right alongside classics from George Jones, The Louvin Brothers and Dolly Parton, all at once sounding timeless, fresh, and alive. There is a drive to his music that makes it unique and captivating. This is country music made for people who want to have fun and who want to dance, harkening back to the old dance hall days when people of all walks of life came together to simply dance, socialize, and enjoy live music.
Band members include Jesse Emerson on upright bass, Ned Folkerth on drums, Reeb Willms on vocals and guitar, Russ Blake on pedal steel and electric guitar, and Sam Weiss on fiddle, all of whom contribute to the vibrant Northwest music scene in various other bands.
Raised on Orcas Island, Washington and now living in Portland, Oregon, Caleb is a true Northwesterner, yet his maternal family roots lay in East Tennessee. His mother, originally from Knoxville, along with his father and sister, moved the family out west when Caleb was only a year old. These deep family roots contribute to Calebs music, tapping into old memories to bring you the strong singing and spirited attitude that give his music an edge that is both cutting and sweet.
Unbowed by a diagnosis of vocal chord polyps early last summer, Caleb Klauder is back stronger than ever with his EP, Just A Little, and a post-surgery voice that doesn't miss a beat. With a knack for making old-school American roots music sound new again, the world celebrates the resurrection of one of the most distinct voices in traditional country music.
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Nelson, NY 13035
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