Caleb Klauder and Reeb Willms might be two of the finest traditional musicians in America. Their sound is a throwback to the heyday of rural American dance-hall music. NPR says, “If they had been born in 1930, the two Portland musicians would be pop stars.” But Caleb and Reeb perform classic country music, and original tunes of their own, with refreshing verve and sing without an ironic wink. Such honest delivery is part of their charm, but the skill of their musicianship tips the scale fully in their favor. On mandolin, fiddle and guitar, the two wrap their audiences in wonderful, spirited tunes that leave us wanting more. Caleb Klauder and Reeb Willms website
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