Summer Concerts on The Village Green, a joint venture between Orcas Center and Doe Bay, continue Saturday, July 10 with Caleb Klauder and Reeb Willms, and The Horsenecks. Showtime starts at 6 p.m., and is free to the public – although donations are appreciated. Visit www.OrcasCenter.org/donate for information.
If you’ve traveled anywhere in North America and Europe, or have spent any time listening to country music that is outside of the radio charts, you will have heard the name Caleb Klauder. He represents the best of the Northwest music scene and his music has inspired many people across the globe. Klauder has been touring nationally and internationally for over 20 years. He first toured with acclaimed folk-rock band Calobo, a luminary in the Northwest’s burgeoning ’90s music scene. He has been leading his own band, the Caleb Klauder Band, since 2000, a venue for his original and timeless songs. He is presently touring and promoting his new album with Reeb Willms called Innocent Road. This full-length, full-band recording features his original songs with Willms and Klauder both sharing the lead vocal role.
Opening the show is The Horsenecks, who play hard-hitting and heartfelt old-time and classic Bluegrass music. Their sound is centered around the pairing of the signature rhythmic Appalachian fiddle style of Oregonian Gabrielle Macrae, (the Macrae Sisters, Hook & Anchor) and the driving yet subtle three-finger banjo playing of Liverpudlian Barry Southern (Tramp Attack, The Loose Moose Stringband.) Harmony singing and thoughtful songwriting bring this Old Time band to the stage with an exciting and varied set of upbeat foot-stompers, new takes on old standards, and innovative fiddle-banjo compositions.
Concert seating is on a first-come/first-serve basis for groups up to six. Be sure to bring your own seating or blankets for a comfortable concert experience and remember to practice social distancing.