Caleb Klauder and Reeb Willms
“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
Dust off your boots and gather around for some true and original modern honky tonk music. An all-star cast of master musicians backs two soul singers of country music, Caleb Klauder and Reeb Willms.
Caleb and Reeb are known to roots music fans across the globe for their soulful harmonies, driving dance tunes, classic original songs, and commitment to the raw truth of rural American music. They live in the San Juan Islands of Washington, though until recently, home was Portland, OR.
They are foundational to the exceptional old-time and country music scene in the Pacific NW as a duo and with The Caleb and Reeb Willms Country Band, which they are bring to Cowichan for two rousing sets. Caleb and Reeb are also well-known to us in the Foghorn Stringband, of which Caleb was a founding member. Charismatic performers, they bring their unique set of talents to the stage with an eye towards good times and an ear towards the deepest songs and tunes.
Caleb Klauder and Reeb Willms both originally hail from Washington State: Caleb from the coastal islands, and Reeb from the high desert plateau. The two have come together in music and are hailed as some of the most compelling musicians making country roots music in America today. When these two sing together, their honest incantations leave us spell-bound and smiling. In addition to their sets with the full band, they will perform as a duo Saturday.