[Spotlight] Caleb Caudle, SECCA to hold album release party
Winston-Salem native and resident Caleb Caudle will drop his new album on Feb. 23. Its release is apart of Crossroads @ SECCA series and is #020. His new album is called Crushed Coins and is described in the press release as a “dark and dreamy narrative about following the light at the end of the tunnel.” Caudle said his inspiration for this album was “a heavy year” full of loss in 2017.
“So I guess I used the songs to you know, try to alleviate some of that pain,” Caudle said. “So it was mostly just like trying to look towards the small things in life that make you feel good about everything, and not take those for granted.”
In the press release, Caudle said his musical inspiration for Crushed Coins was “soul, blues and jazz, specifically Miles Davis’ In A Silent Way.” Caudles’s range is anywhere in between punk and country. According to the press release, Caudle started out on the punk rock circuit in Winston-Salem when he was 15 years old. Now, as a country musician, he said the two genres are not so different.
“But punk rock and country music, they’re not far off from one another in that they’re very simple kind of songwriting,” he said. “And you’re kind of just singing directly about whatever is happening to you. So, I think there is a lot more similarities between the two than maybe on the surface.”
He described Winston-Salem as having a “steady music scene” despite losing one of its most beloved music venues. Caudle said he “grew up” at The Garage and was sad to see it go. “That was like pretty much like my home venue for the longest time,” he said. However, he expressed that he was excited about the new Ramkat music venue opening. “I can’t wait for it to open,” he said. “They’re gonna be bringing some people in that I’m super excited to see.”
Caudle said at his show at SECCA there would be food trucks and records for sale. He said his full band would be playing with openers as well. According to the Facebook event page, the doors open at 5 p.m. and the concert begins at 7 p.m. Advanced general admission tickets are $15 and $25 for VIP tickets. The cost the day-of increases $3 on both general admission and VIP. For more information, visit the SECCA website, www.secca.org.