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. You can almost hear the dust sifting off his guitar strings as he taps into the deep roots of country music. Born from the heart of Portland, Oregon’s red-hot music scene, Caleb Klauder’s new recording, Western Country, is set to transform how we think about roots music in America. Melding Nashville-quality songwriting with a love for early country, bluegrass and old-time music, Caleb Klauder makes his mark on the scene with a notable perspective on country music in a new century.
Featuring a 30-minute set in the middle with Caleb’s band backing up Courtney Granger.
Courtney Granger was born in Eunice, Louisiana where he lives today. Master fiddler and extraordinarily strong singer, Courtney hails from the Balfa family lineage, which is evident in his powerful vocals and heavily Balfa-influenced fiddling. Courtney produced his own solo CD in the mid 90s, which brought him praise from the Cajun music scene, landing him several CFMA awards. In 1999, Courtney joined Balfa Toujours on bass and fiddle, playing alongside the great Kevin Wimmer. Courtney has also recorded with the legendary Tim O’Brien and is releasing another solo record this year on Valcour Records.
Courtney’s endless repertoire of both Cajun and classic country tunes, as well his impeccable thoughtful fiddling and soulful singing, has made him one of the most sought-after Cajun fiddlers in the world, playing with legends Jason Frey, Dirk Powell, and Horace Trahan.