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Spring Time In the Northwest

Well, yes its not quite spring time today on March 4th but it sure does feel like it.  Trees are blooming, bulbs have come up, the grass is bright green and life is climbing out of the soil.

So it is appropriate that  I am just about to finish a new album destined to be available this summer and fall. Thats just about harvest time.

I have been working on this album for a few years now and as many of you know I went through a rough time with vocal polyps and a surgery to remove them.  The surgery was a success and I have been feeling better than ever about my singing.  Some old songs that I thought I might never sing again have come back to me and my vocal range and stamina have increased.  All things that I was hopeful for before the surgery.

Today it is March 4th and we return to the studio to put some final touches on the recordings.  I will start mixing next week and hope to have most every thing finished before I head out on the next Foghorn Stringband tour on March 20.

Look for this New Four Song EP from The Caleb Klauder Country Band Featuring Reeb Willms. “Just A Little”  its a preview of the album to come.

The winter was filled with many exciting adventures and experiences for The Country Band and for Foghorn Stringband.

The Caleb Klauder Country Band  embarked on a new adventure to the Deep South starting in Eunice Louisiana for the Faquetaigue Mardi Gras run.  We performed there on Monday night and then did the Mardi Gras run on tuesday chasing chickens, climbing a greased pole, jumping in the mud and all that goes along with a proper Mardi Gras.

Form Eunice we headed east to Tallahassee ,Fl. where I met Jason Sloan, a new mandolin builder.  He has offered to make me a mandolin.  Wow!  This is truely amazing that a guy from Tallahassee Fl, knows my music and has reached out and offered this amazing gift.

From Tallahassee we headed into Georgia and to the Magnolia Music and Medicine show in Eastman. Rachel and Karl Hiliard were two of the most amazing hosts.  We had a wonderful show on a thursday night with an almost full house, and it was our first time ever in the region.  The after show party was one to be rivalled. There were about 35 folks from the show, food and drinks for everyone and of course a great jam session with Karl and his brother Greg.  Thank you Eastman GA.

From Eastman we headed East again to Savannah GA and played for our new friends Lisa and Perrin who were getting married the next day.  Thank you for for the Oysters Lisa and Perrin.

On Saturday Feb 21st, the Country Band played a really exciting show at the American Legion Post 36. We were again graciously hosted, this time by the Accomplices Band, and we were show a great time by the Savannah scene.  We stopped in early saturday morning to visit Artlabs and they took three videos of us performing three songs.  Hopefully those will be up on the web very soon.

From Savannah, the band flew home to Portland and prepared for a short but rowdy weekend in Bellevue Wa for the Wintergrass Music Festival.  We really had a great time there this year.  The friday night honky Tonk dance was amazing.  There were probably 150 people dancing and 300 watching and listening.  Late Night friday we played a sort set for KBCS in their bluegrass suite.  That was a highlight.  And then again on Saturday we performed to a sit down audience and had a really sweet time playing a less dance oriented set of our music to a very appreciative audience who gave us a standing ovation.  Thank you Wintergrass friends.

Ok,  Its into the studio today.  Wish us luck and send us your good energy for a swift finish.

P.S.  look out for the brand new Foghorn Stringband CD. “Devil In The Seat”  it is out on CD baby and can be purchased from us at our live shows. Come see us

See you soon.

Caleb

 

 

Winter Tour Schedule 2015

Howdy friends.  Happy New Year to you all.

A big thank you to all those who made it out to the Spare Room Lounge on New Years Eve.  What a celebration.  It has been a while since we played in Portland and it felt great to see all of our hometown friends.

On January 2/3 the I took the Country Band out to Enterprise OR, and to Boise ID..  We had two amazing shows there and were warmly accommodated by our good friends and pals Mike and Sarah in Enterprise, and Ava Honey Bliss in Boise.  Saturday Jan 3rd was Ava’s birthday so it was an extra special night there in Boise.

The winter months bring us a few more adventures.  I am heading back into the studio to do some more recording with the Country  Band.  My voice is feeling much stronger these days and since having had my polyp surgery I think this session will produce some great new tracks.  We are looking to release the new album by the Fall of 2015.

January 9th, Come hear Reeb and Caleb at a local Portland house concert at Abbie Weisenbloom’s House.  7:30 pm.  You can also tune in on Concert Window and watch the show from anywhere in the World.

Following the portland Recording session, we will stick around town to celebrate the 16th Annual Portland Old Time Gathering.  I will be playing some fiddle in my pickup band The Cully Cuttups, along with Reeb Willms, Brian Bagdonas, and Peter Leone.

After the Gathering Reeb and I fly north to Anchorage AK to play in the Anchorage Folk Festival Jan 20th-25th  with Foghorn Stringband and with Jesse Lége and Joel Savoy as The Cajun Country Revival.

 

The Foghorn Stringband starts a Midwinter NW tour on Jan 28th.  we will be wrapping up the tour at the 7th annual Olympia Old Time Gathering on Feb 13/14th.   We are excited to stop in Olympia after all these years.  It has been too long.

The Caleb Klauder Country Band  heads out on a Deep South Tour on February 15th-21st.  The band will fly to Lafayette LA and take part in the Mardi Gras celebration.  We are actually playing Lundi Gras and then we will be active in the Mardi Gras run out near Eunice LA.

After Mardi Gras we head east to Eastman GA on Feb 19th for the Magnolia Music and Medicine Show, and then we move on to Savannah GA for a private wedding on the 20th.  We will play a fun public show on Feb 21st with The Accomplices at the American Legion Hall, in Savannah GA.

We will race back to the NW for the Winter Grass Music Festival in Bellevue WA on the weekend of Feb 27th and 28th.  Come join us for some fun picking and dancing at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Bellevue Wa.

See you soon we hope.  Please stay in touch and keep us in your prayers as we travel this beautiful country.  Happy 2015!

Caleb 

Fall in The Great Northwest!

Yes folks we are home and around the Great Northwest for the month of November.

I’ll be out touring with the Country Band on two separate trips.

Washington and Canada Dates:

Nov 13th we head to Seattle, Nov 14th in Vancouver BC, Nov 15th in Victoria BC, and Nov 16th at the magical Edison Inn in Washington.

Oregon Dates:

Nov 20th in Eugene, Nov 21st in Ashland, and Nov 22 in Portland at the World Famous Spare Room Lounge.

Check the tour dates page for more details.  We hope to see along the way.

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