My new challenge is to spread the news of Caleb Caudle. His latest album Carolina Ghost is flat out amazing. He has been receiving tons of positive reviews, but is still playing tiny joints and dives. We saw him at Slim’s Downtown in Raleigh which is the diviest of dives in Raleigh. Barely enough room for a stage, but a full house for his album release party. If you have an interest in honest story telling and old style country music, do yourself a favor and get a copy.
We just recently caught the Black Lillies again at the Back Room of the Cat’s Cradle in Carrboro and I even got a chance to chat with Cruz Contreras and their manager Chyna. Cruz was visibly exhausted from their show the night before in DC, but all that evaporated the second they hit the stage. Played a couple deep tracks and the only song I missed they did not play was 40 days from the new album. Great set and I really liked the jazz guitar and pedal steel back and forths. Looks like they are going to be back in the area several times before the year is out, so hoping we see them again including the free show at American Tobacco Campus in Durham.