Caleb Klauder & Reeb Willms Bluegrass Band

Friday, April 26, 7:30pm
Besemer Concert Hall
11417 Red Dog Road, Nevada City, CA
$25 General Admission

“Caleb’s study and understanding of roots music is so dedicated and rich, he can hauntingly immerse himself in the same perspective of those old primitive country composers and write as if he was right beside them .” – Saving Country Music

Caleb Klauder & Reeb Willms both originally hail from Washington State: Caleb from the coastal San Juan Islands, and Reeb from the high desert plateau of Douglas County. The two have come together in music and are hailed as some of the most compelling musicians making country and bluegrass roots music in America today. Sometimes we get so unnecessarily swept up in who’s rising and falling in music that the sheer joy of music is overlooked. Caleb Klauder and Reeb Willms are a world apart from all of that. Their music lets you immerse yourself in the melody and story of a song until all other cares of life fade away. These two have long been at the heart of the Pacific Northwest music scene, with an eye towards good times and an ear towards the deepest songs and tunes, quietly pursuing a music vision without much care for what’s expected or in vogue at the time. There’s a lot to admire in this singular perseverance and honesty.

For the last few years they have been building a venerable bluegrass band to take on the road. The band is a cast of West Coast all-stars made up of: Zach Sharpe on upright bass (The Bowties), Jack Kinney on banjo (The Bowties, Central Valley Boys), and Brandon Godman on fiddle (Laurie Lewis and the Right Hands), all deeply a part of the strong fabric of the California bluegrass scene. Reeb and Caleb work intuitively, bringing the spirit of legendary country duos to the stage. The blend of true harmonies, sharply-written songs, and the un-showy authenticity strike a rich vein that embodies the soulfulness of hard-driving early bluegrass while standing firmly in the present day. Pillars of the West Coast music scene, they carry the torch of their music around the world, and can be found touring as a duo, as well as with the Foghorn Stringband, and the Caleb Klauder Reeb Willms Country Band. When these two sing together, their honest incantations leave us spell-bound and smiling.

The Besemer Concert Hall is an intimate acoustically designed performance space in a private home in Nevada City. Parking is available behind the house and at the lot just past the house. Parking attendants will be onsite to assist.