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Caleb Klauder Band and Woody Pines


The Spare Room (map) Northeast
Fri., Aug. 13, 9 p.m. 2010 21+


Caleb Klauder's other band, Portland's own Foghorn Stringband, is one of the finest old-time music ensembles in the country, but with his eponymous band, Klauder goes slightly more contemporary—slightly. Backed by a crack team of musicians, Klauder makes good ol'-fashioned country music, brushing on honky-tonk, rockabilly, Western swing, and maybe a bit of calico-print gospel, too. Klauder plays guitar and mandolin, and sings with a tarnished, weathered voice that sounds like it's coming from an old AM broadcast from the early part of last century. His latest, Western Country, features among others the talents of sometime-Richmond Fontaine member Paul Brainard on electric guitar and pedal steel, plus Foghorn's Stephen "Sammy" Lind and What Heart's Sophie Vitells both on fiddle. Like Foghorn Stringband, the Caleb Klauder Band reeks of authenticity, and Western Country is a total, absolute pleasure that hits the sweet spot without trying too hard—proof that Klauder is one of the very best at what he's doing, and that there's way more to the Portland music scene than meets the indie-rock eye. NED LANNAMANN

The Spare Room

4830 NE 42nd, Portland, OR 97218
Hours: Daily 7 am-2:30 am

Venue Hours
  • Daily 7 am-2:30 am
Event Times
This event is in the past.
  • Fri., Aug. 13, 9 p.m. 2010
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