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Caleb Caudle partners with Crossroads at SECCA for ‘Crushed Coins’ official album release party on Feb. 23, 2018

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This just in from the good folks over at The Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art (SECCA):

The Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art (SECCA) is proud to announce Winston-Salem, North Carolina, native Caleb Caudle will headline Crossroads @ SECCA #020 on Friday, Feb. 23, 2018. The show that is set to begin at 7 p.m. will be the official album release party for his new album, “Crushed Coins, on Cornelius Chapel Records.

Opening for Caudle will be Jake Xerxes Fussell. 

Tickets for the show go on sale at 3 p.m. on Dec. 13, 2017. You can read my review of Caudle’s last album release, “Carolina Ghost,” on my Huffington Post blog.

Stay tuned for an exclusive release of one of his upcoming singles from his latest album.

Caudle was recently named by Rolling Stone Magazine as one of the new country artists you should know.

Advance tickets are $15 for general admission and $25 for VIP tickets (reserved seating, one custom letterpress show poster per ticket order & other sponsor giveaways), and $18 for general admission and $28 for VIP tickets when purchased on the day of the show. Children younger than the age of five are welcome and will be granted free admission.

“The Crossroads series was started not only to bring world-class musicians to Winston-Salem, but also to spotlight local artists doing good work,” said Andy Tennille, SECCA Foundation board member and curator of the concert series. “Caleb Caudle has been making a name for himself on the national and international Americana scene for several years now, but he got his start playing clubs as a teenager in the Piedmont Triad. We’re excited to host the official release party for his new album, ‘Crushed Coins.’”

Doors will open at 5 p.m. and music will begin at 7. Food from local vendors and beer from Foothills Brewing will be available for purchase.

About Caleb Caudle

Growing up in the small town of Germanton, North Carolina, singer-songwriter Caleb Caudle was raised on rock n’ roll and Southern hospitality. Influenced by bands like The Clash and Velvet Underground, Caudle was playing North Carolina’s punk rock circuit by the age of 15. Naturally, his music matured with his age and he became more lyrically driven, adopting a love for collecting vinyl. In 2012, he decided to quit his day job and focus solely on music — five years and four albums later, Caudle is gaining the traction he deserves. He was recently dubbed “the musical equivalent of high-proof bourbon – rich in flavor, with a subtle, satisfying bite,” by Rolling Stone editors for their list of “10 New Country Artists You Need To Know.” He’s played Nashville’s famed AmericanaFest multiple times and his song, “Borrowed Smiles,” was featured on last season’s dramatic season finale of CMT’s “Nashville.” As 2018 approaches, Caleb’s not slowing down; he’s on the lineup for the 11th Annual Cayamo, the musical cruise that travels from New Orleans to Cozumel, Mexico, and Belize, next to icons like John Prine, Buddy Miller, Brandi Carlile, Patty Griffin, and Lee Ann Womack. And most importantly, he’s gearing up to release his eighth and most refined album yet, “Crushed Coins.”

Set for release on Feb. 23, 2018, “Crushed Coins” is a dark and dreamy narrative about following the light at the end of the tunnel. “I think the overall theme of the record is trying to find hope in a dark place. It’s about relying on the people and the things that you love,” Caudle says, who was inspired by soul, blues, and jazz, specifically Miles Davis’ In A Silent Way. However, producer Jon Ashley is well-versed in a multitude of genres, having produced records for bands like Band of Horses, Hiss Golden Messenger, The War on Drugs, and Dawes. While the two have worked together before, co-producing both “Paint Another Layer On My Heart” and “Carolina Ghost,” the duo wanted to take a different approach than ever before, bringing in a dozen extremely talented musicians, including Joshua Hedley, Erin Rae, noted electric guitarist Megan McCormick (Jenny Lewis, Michelle Black), pedal steel player Brett Resnick, and bassist Kevin Black (Margo Price, Sturgill Simpson).

About Crossroads @ SECCA

Launched in 2011, the Crossroads @ SECCA concert series aims to provide attendees with an extraordinary evening of music, art, food and drink featuring world-class musicians in an intimate concert environment. To date, the series has hosted Lucinda Williams, Gillian Welch, Béla Fleck & Abigail Washburn, Leon Russell, Jim White, The South Memphis String Band, David Grisman & Del McCoury, Charles Walker & the Dynamites, Preservation Hall Jazz Band, Justin Townes Earle, Phil Cook, David Holt Band, Amythyst Kiah, Lonnie Holley, Ben Sollee, Caleb Caudle, Loamlands, Dean & Britta, William Tyler, Patterson Hood, Hiss Golden Messenger, Odyssey 5, Love Language, Estrangers, Chris Stamey and the Blind Boys of Alabama.

“SECCA’s Crossroads concert series has secured a firm foothold as one of the Piedmont’s most innovative – and maybe even the Triad’s premiere – concert series,” writes Ryan Snyder of Yes! Weekly.


SECCA seeks to enhance perspectives, inspire community and ignite new ideas at the intersection of art and its visitors. SECCA is an affiliate of the North Carolina Museum of Art, a division of the N.C. Department of Cultural Resources. SECCA receives operational funding from The Arts Council of Winston-Salem and Forsyth County. Additional funding is provided by the James G. Hanes Memorial Fund and private donations.

About the North Carolina Department of Cultural Resources

The N.C. Department of Cultural Resources (NCDNCR) is the state agency with a vision to be the leader in using the state’s cultural resources to build the social, cultural and economic future of North Carolina. Led by Secretary Susi H. Hamilton, NCDNCR’s mission is to enrich lives and communities by creating opportunities to experience excellence in the arts, history and libraries in North Carolina that will spark creativity, stimulate learning, preserve the state’s history and promote the creative economy. NCDNCR was the first state organization in the nation to include all agencies for arts and culture under one umbrella.

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