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Farewell, Alligator Man: A Tribute to the music of Jimmy C. Newman 

Featuring the talents of Joel Savoy, Kelli Jones, Caleb Klauder, and Reeb Willms.

$20.00      Vinyl available for presale now, but ships December 8! 

There was a time in south Louisiana that the name Jimmy C. Newman was spoken with an almost god-like reverence-a young singer from Mamou had made it to the big time and the locals could not have been more proud to tell folks that the C stood for Cajun. Jimmy’s career endured a lifetime, performing on the Grand Ole Opry for 58 years until just before his death in 2014, but what you will hear on this record is not a slick star-studded tribute to a Nashville legend. Instead it’s a small group of friends from very different regions of the United States that discovered this music individually and built a relationship on a mutual affection for these early country songs. We feel fortunate

to have had the wonderful experience of getting to know Jimmy and sharing the stage with him a few times in the later years of his life. We are also truly honored to have Jimmy’s son Gary join us on this record playing upright bass. Listening to the original recordings of these songs, it’s hard to believe that the majority of them were considered “unsuccessful” in their time. We like to think of them as “hidden treasures” and we hope that you will feel the same. Lâche pas la patate les amis!

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  1. You Didn't Have To Go

Shows

Previous events

Date Event Location
Caleb Klauder Country Band w/ Reeb Willms Neurolux Lounge, Boise ID, 83702 Neurolux Lounge, Boise ID, 83702
 —  — Caleb Klauder Country Band w/ Reeb Willms National Cowboy Poetry Gathering , Western Folklife Center, Elko, Nevada. 89801 National Cowboy Poetry Gathering , Western Folklife Center, Elko, Nevada. 89801
Caleb Klauder Country Band w/ Reeb Willms The Martin Hotel , Winemucca, NV.89445 The Martin Hotel , Winemucca, NV.89445
Caleb Klauder's New Years Eve Rhinestone Bash w/ The Western Centuries. Spare Room Lounge, Portland Oregon Spare Room Lounge, Portland Oregon
Caleb Klauder & Reeb Willms Corbett Grange Hall, Corbett OR Corbett Grange Hall, Corbett OR
Caleb Klauder & Reeb Willms Duo Abbie Weisenbloom house concert , Portland, OR Abbie Weisenbloom house concert , Portland, OR
Caleb Klauder & Reeb Willms Duo Summit Community Hall, Blodgett, Oregon. 97326 Summit Community Hall, Blodgett, Oregon. 97326
Caleb Klauder & Reeb Willms Duo Mountain House, Ashland, OR. Mountain House, Ashland, OR.
Caleb Klauder & Reeb Willms Duo SLO House Concert, San Luis Obispo, CA SLO House Concert, San Luis Obispo, CA
Caleb Klauder & Reeb Willms Duo Deep End Sessions, Santa Paula, CA. 93060 Deep End Sessions, Santa Paula, CA. 93060
Caleb Klauder & Reeb Willms Duo 5th Street Farms House Concert, Berkeley, Ca 5th Street Farms House Concert, Berkeley, Ca
Caleb Klauder & Reeb Willms Duo Sunnyvale Odd Fellows Lodge, Cupertino, CA. 95014 Sunnyvale Odd Fellows Lodge, Cupertino, CA. 95014
Caleb Klauder & Reeb Willms Duo Santa Cruz House Concert, Sant Cruz, CA Santa Cruz House Concert, Sant Cruz, CA
Caleb Klauder & Reeb Willms Duo show with The Bow Ties The Lost Church, San Francisco, CA The Lost Church, San Francisco, CA
Caleb Klauder & Reeb Willms Duo House Concert, Grass Valley, CA House Concert, Grass Valley, CA
Caleb Klauder & Reeb Willms Duo The Martin Hotel , Winnemucca, NV. 89445 The Martin Hotel , Winnemucca, NV. 89445
Caleb Klauder & Reeb Willms Duo The Mardi Gras, Boise, ID. The Mardi Gras, Boise, ID.
Caleb Klauder & Reeb Willms Duo opening for Del McCoury Band The Ok Theatre, Enterprise, OR. 97828 The Ok Theatre, Enterprise, OR. 97828
Caleb Klauder Country Band w/ Reeb Willms The Floyd Country Store, Floyd, VA. 24091 The Floyd Country Store, Floyd, VA. 24091
Caleb Klauder Country Band w/ Reeb Willms Private Party , Charelston WV. Private Party , Charelston WV.

Latest Track

Farewell Alligator Man

Joel Savoy, Kelli Jones, Reeb Willms and Caleb Klauder

Brand New Release from Valcour Records in Eunice Louisiana and produced by Joel Savoy. This is our newest release to date.
Featuring the songs of Jimmy C Newman with Joel Savoy, Keli Jones, Caleb Klauder and Reeb Willms. Joined by Russ Blake on pedal Steel, Ned Folkerth on drums, Gary Newman on Bass.
Pre oder here: http://www.valcourrecords.com/vinyl/farewell-alligator-man-a-tribute-to-the-music-of-jimmy-c-newman

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  1. 1 You Didn't Have To Go 02:52
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  2. 2 I Wanna Tell All The World 02:55
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  3. 3 Let The Whole World Talk 02:15
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  4. 4 I Don't Know What Im Going to Do 02:34
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