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.