Live in concert, Radio Bristol is set to premiere new music from the Caleb Klauder Country Band with Reeb Willms at the Birthplace of Contry Music Museum on Tuesday, November 15, at 7:00 pm. The band will perform music from their new release Innocent Road, recorded by the band with Klauder and Willms singing lead.
The band makes a stop in Bristol, the birthplace of country music, as they continue to tour in support of the record—a tour that has taken them on an autumn jaunt through Oregon and down to southern Louisiana’s Blackpot Festival, then continuing northeast through New York, New Jersey, the Virginias, North Carolina, and Kentucky.
“Caleb Klauder and Reeb Willms remind us what country music is supposed to sound like,” said Kris Truelsen, producer and host of Radio Bristol Premieres. “The duo, along with their top notch band, bring a refreshing sound and perspective to traditional country music. A sound—deceptively simple—that can only be reached through years of hard work. With the new release Innocent Road, Willms and Klauder find themselves in the company of classic country music’s finest duets like Tammy and George or Conway and Loretta. If you want to know where music is headed, look no further.”
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.
NPR Music hails: “On their new album Innocent Road, Caleb Klauder and Reeb Willms stake a claim as two of the finest traditional musicians in America. Their sound is a throwback to the heyday of rural American dance-hall music. And make no mistake: If they had been born in 1930, the two Portland musicians would be pop stars.”
Radio Bristol Premieres focuses on new recordings debuted before a live audience, as well as a live broadcast and webcast on Radio Bristol. Radio Bristol can be accessed on 100.1 FM in the Bristol area, online at BirthplaceofCountryMusic.org, and through the station’s free mobile app. Tickets to Radio Bristol Premieres: Caleb Klauder Country Band with Reeb Willms are $20.