Expanding A Country Heart

first_imgNorth Carolina Singer-Songwriter Caleb Caudle Widens Sound on New AlbumCaleb Caudle might seem like a newer face on the Americana scene, but the North Carolina-based singer-songwriter, who’s now gaining some well-deserved widespread recognition, already has a deep discography. Caudle, who cut his teeth playing punk rock before becoming a hard-traveling solo troubadour, has seven albums to his credit, but noticeable critical fawning didn’t come until 2016’s Carolina Ghost. That record was an overtly country effort with vintage imagery and some well-worn heartbreak themes coloring Caudle’s honest, biographical lyrics. The follow-up, Crushed Coins, which was released in late February on the independent Cornelius Chapel Records, showcases broader ambitions.Sonically, Caudle, who recently moved back home to Winston-Salem after a stint in New Orleans, still fits comfortably in the alt-twang camp. The swinging “Madelyn” is full of fiddle-driven highway reflection, and in the earnest “Love That’s Wild,” Caudle’s Southern drawl is accented by emotive pedal steel, as he sings about romantic salvation: “I was a wreck til’ you came along/Stumbling home at the break of dawn/Now we fall asleep with all the lights on.” But while writing his new record he went on a jazz bender, particularly investing his ears in Miles Davis’s In a Silent Way. He also enlisted a tight cast of backing musicians and producer Jon Ashley, who’s worked with Band of Horses, Hiss Golden Messenger, and the War on Drugs, and as a result, the record finds Caudle taking tasteful steps into indie experimentation.“I was a wreck til’ you came along/Stumbling home at the break of dawn/Now we fall asleep with all the lights on.”Opener “Lost Without You,” another tune sincerely praising the love of a good woman, drifts patiently through a dreamy folk landscape with cosmic guitar fills and ethereal backing vocals that hover above the song’s acoustic base. “Empty Arms” is more energetic—a pulsing dose of gospel-rock laced with Mellotron accents and necessarily scuffed with a fuzzy, freewheeling electric solo from ace guitarist Megan McCormick, who impressively works her fretboard throughout the album.Whether he’s sticking to the roots playbook or finding ways to branch out, Caudle’s voice always remains sturdy and clear (think Lyle Lovett or Jackson Browne). It’s his best asset when he’s tackling tear-jerking subjects. In the dusty dirge “Six Feet from the Flowers,” the main character poignantly laments the loss of a spouse. Barely in his 30s, Caudle may be feeling musically restless, but his lyrics have a classic heart, filled with wisdom well beyond his years. Caleb Caudle will perform at the Evening Muse in Charlotte, N.C. (March 8) and at Eddie’s Attic in Decatur, Ga. (March 10).last_img read more

Coronavirus: Enter Twenty Two Days Sabbatical March 13-April4

first_imgFor sports lovers across the globe this certainly are not the best of times no thanks to a certain Virus that emanated from Chinese city of Wuhan in December 2019 and has chosen to hold the world hostage since then. Its ravaging effect is not only affecting the sports industry, but has also taken its toll on other areas from business to economy from education to tourism just to mention a few. Arsenal beat West Ham 1-0 Championships have been cancelled and some have been postponed hoping and praying that the virus will go away so that normal life can continue. Even one of the most celebrated sports fiesta on the planet, the Olympics is standing on a wall of uncertainty as organisers remain hopeful that the virus that came on the world like a thief in the night will have a change of heart and fade into oblivion. On Friday the EPL, one of the most watched Premier leagues in the world announced the postponement of all matches setting April 4th as return days with a caveat that a review might follow should the virus continue to hold the world at the jugular. “Following a meeting of shareholders today, it was unanimously decided to suspend the Premier League with the intention of returning on April 4,” the governing bodies for the leagues said in a statement. Some players have been tested and given a clean bill of health like France international Kylian Mbappe and Portugal international Cristiano Ronoldo. Nottingham Forest owner Evangelos Marinakis Some others have been tested and quarantined.  Coaches and club owners have not been spared the scourge like Nottingham Forest owner Evangelos Marinakis and only few days back Arsenal handler Mikel Arteta. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Loading… As it stands only the Bundesliga matches slated for this weekend are of certainty to go on even though few days back Timo Hubrs who plays for Hanover96 became the first professional footballer in Germany to test positive to the virus. All steps taken so far are all subject to review as countries continue to monitor situations and adjust accordingly. That Italy is on lockdown is no longer news and authorities continue to battle the virus after  several deaths and hoping that it will be brought to its knees. The World Health Organisation has already declared it a pandemic. chelsea hammer Everton 4-0 So for the next 22 days sporting action will be on sabbatical in England and indeed most parts of the world. Sports lovers will either rewind and look at matches already played or join analysts who will equally be reviewing past matches and previewing forthcoming ones with tentative dates. Read AlsoCoronavirus: Ighalo arrives Man Utd training wearing mask, gloves The prayer point for sports lovers and none sports lovers alike now is “Go Coronavirus Go. You have done enough damage deaths have been recorded and there have been lockdowns you have over stayed your ‘welcome ‘it is time to leave. Go Covid-19 just Go! Promoted ContentWhat Are The Most Delicious Foods Out There?This Guy Photoshopped Himself Into Celeb Pics And It’s HystericalMost Famous Female Race Car Drivers Of All TimeFantastic-Looking (and Probably Delicious) Bread Art11 Most Immersive Game To Play On Your Table TopThis Is Why Plus-Size Models Should Always Be An Inspiration6 Ridiculous Health Myths That Are Actually True8 Addictive And Fun Coffee Facts2020 Tattoo Trends: Here’s What You’ll See This YearThe Highest Paid Football Players In The WorldWhat Is The Fastest Way To Get 1 Million Followers On Instagram?7 Of The Wealthiest Universities In The Worldlast_img read more