|A Rockin' Country Honky Tonk Dance!
Caleb Klauder Country Band
Friday, November 14th, 8pm
St. James Hall (3214 West 10th Avenue)
This will be a memorable evening of down-home blue collar country music and stompin' bluegrass with two superb bands!
Portland's Caleb Klauder is renowned for his retro-country vocal style and catchy songs. He is also a member of the Foghorn Stringband, of course, and will be back at the Rogue with them at the end of January. This time he leads his ace honky tonk band which features 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. Caleb plays mandolin and guitar, and he handles most of the lead vocals. The band performs Calebʼs praised original songs alongside classics from George Jones, The Louvin Brothers and Dolly Parton, all at once sounding timeless, fresh, and alive. There is a drive to this music that makes it unique and captivating. This is country music made for people who want to have fun and who want to dance, harking back to the old dance hall days when people of all walks of life came together to simply dance, socialize, and enjoy live music. More info can be found on their Website
Vancouver's Viper Central is an acoustic stringband that takes that "high lonesome sound" to new places. Led by fiddler / singer Kathleen Nisbet and guitarist Steve Charles, the Vipers also feature Tim Tweedale on dobro and pedal steel, Patrick Metzger on bass and Mark Vaughan on mandolin. Their latest album, Thump & Howl, pays homage to The Chicken Coop, a South Vancouver venue that played host to all the country honky tonk stars of the 50s and 60s. All band members contribute original songs, but won't hesitate to deliver up their take on an ages-old mournful waltz or bring the house down with a barn-burning bluegrass standard. Visit their Website for more about this exceptional band!
Tickets are available here and at Highlife, Prussin, Red Cat, and Rufus' Guitars - as well as at the door.