Tuesday, April 13, 2010
Caleb Stine Takes Upperville
Sunday night I was lucky enough to catch Baltimore singer/songwriter Caleb Stine at a house concert out in Upperville, VA, where I could actually see the Blue Ridge Mountains in the afternoon and the Big Dipper when the sun went down. Caleb has a folky bent to his music, playing solo acoustic guitar with a very nice finger picking technique, and vocally, he reminds me just a bit of John Gorka. There's a wonderful intimacy to Caleb's voice and lyrics, drawing the listener in, like he's sharing his inner-most secrets. Here's a very well-done video (not from the house concert, alas) of him performing the achingly lovely "My Service Isn't Needed Anymore" live.