• By mrsmusic40
  • September 10, 2019
  • Comments Off on THUR. OCT 24, 2019 – CALEB CAUDLE / JIM DUFF


Growing up in Winston-Salem, 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. And as 2018 approaches, he’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.


The name Duff dates back to the 10th Scottish king of Alba or Scotland. Jim grew up in Waynesburg, KY and has played shows in areas such as Texas, Kentucky, Tennessee, North Carolina, California, Nevada, Puerto Rico, and many other places throughout the US.

​His style reflects many of the artists in his record collection. There are greats such as Waylon Jennings, Willie Nelson and Kris Kristofferson lined up alongside Eric Clapton, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Black Crows, Guy Clark, and Townes Van Zandt. Jim combines traditional Country ballads with flashes of Southern Rock and Blues that come together to create a sound that is both familiar yet refreshingly new.

“I like to create music that is simple,” he explains. “I love story-songs that paint clear pictures with the imagery of words. I guess that’s why traditional Country is probably my favorite genre.”

In October of 2018 Jim was diagnosed with stage 4 melanoma cancer on his brain, lung, liver, and hip. He underwent brain surgery in October of 2018 to remove a tumor located on the left side of his brain. Jim is still fighting cancer everyday with the help of advanced chemo therapy drugs that he takes daily. But his passion for music will not allow him to stop writing, recording, and producing music.

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