Lead and Harmony Singing with Reeb Willms and Caleb Klauder
Ever you experienced the magical vibration of singing in harmony with others? Do you like old time and country duets? Do you just simply like to sing? Through a wonderful repertoire of songs we’ll spend the week practicing concepts of lead and harmony singing: building confidence by first learning the melody, then finding the tonic & building a chord, and adding tenor and baritone parts. We will give special attention to lyrical and melodic phrasing, listening and practicing to learn more about what makes a song or a singer stand out and pull at your heart strings. Bring a song journal and a writing utensil, and a recording device if you like.
Reeb Willms hails from the high desert plateau of Central Washington and the small wheat farming town of Waterville. Music was a part of her childhood whether listening to music on the radio, or playing the piano. Her early music exposure was to her dad and uncles singing old country songs. While singing was always a joy, Reeb didn't start singing publically and playing the guitar until her early twenties in Bellingham, WA where she lived for many years. Her love of music began to unfold as she formed bands with musician friends she met there. These were formative years and led her to a professional career in music. She currently lives in Portland, OR and can be found touring internationally as a singer and guitar player with the Foghorn Stringband, the Caleb Klauder Country Band, and occasionally as a duo with Caleb Klauder.
Caleb Klauder is a fixture the US Northwest music scene. Caleb has been touring nationally and internationally for over 20 years, first with acclaimed folk-rock band Calobo, a luminary in the Northwest’s burgeoning music scene, and then with the widely celebrated (and here this week!) Foghorn Stringband. He's got his own Country Band and as well has a fantastic new release out with his partner in crime, Reeb Willms.
Raised on Orcas Island, Washington and now living in Portland, Oregon, Caleb is a true Northwesterner, yet his maternal family roots lay in East Tennessee. His mother, originally from Knoxville, along with his father and sister, moved the family out west when Caleb was only a year old. These deep family roots contribute to Calebʼs music, tapping into old memories to bring you the strong singing and spirited attitude that give his music an edge that is both cutting and sweet.
He's a multi-talented and busy artist, and we're thrilled he'll be here at NimbleFingers again this year!