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3214 West 10th Ave, Kitsilano
Accessible All ages
If you don’t believe in reincarnation, try listening to Caleb Klauder’s music. There’s 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, Oregon’s red-hot music scene, Caleb Klauder’s music continues to challenge and transform how we think about roots music in America.
Performing Caleb’s praised original songs right alongside classics from George Jones, The Louvin Brothers and Dolly Parton, their live show is timeless, fresh, and alive. There is a drive to the music that makes it unique and captivating.
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 with 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.
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.