Caleb Hawkins News

The Perfect Myth

There's a myth that seems to always be around, that people on Instagram don't have dirty dishes stacked in little piles out of frame, and that coffee shop acts always play to a full house. That opening acts just got…

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Radio Silence...

When I was a kid, I lived with the radio on all the time... The local Country station was a valuable asset that gave out solid weather forecasts and broke into the action when big storms loomed to keep the…

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The last few years have been kinda crazy, moving back to the mid-west from Florida, finding work in the most obscure places and finding my voice as an artist again.

It is 4:25 am as I sit here…

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Maybe When I'm Older

Maybe when I'm older it will all make sense

Maybe when I'm grayer my voice will need the rest


"I don't want to be on my deathbed wishing I had played more music and taken more risks

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The Sideman


Boy am I tired! The gear is all back in the house, all the guitars, amps and pedals are neatly stacked in the corner waiting for the next gig, and of course I’ll likely change the strings tomorrow afternoon…

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DIY, why would you want to do that?

DIY Music? Who would want to do that?! 
Ok so in the past I have been scolded for making fun of “The Voice” and at times I have been rather coy when asked to be part of some sort of…

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Periodic playlist for Spotify users!

So I thought that maybe I should kick in a playlist of music that I like and listen to often... So I'm picking my favorite Americana and traditional Country/Folk artists and sharing their music through playlists! It's the stuff I… Read more

Giant 96.5 Interview

Here's a quick cross posting from the radio interview with our friends over at Giant 96! Two songs and some discussion about music and the scene!  LISTEN HERE

Dear Ryan Adams

Dear Ryan Adams 

I’m a big fan of yours, and your music has been a great source of inspiration to me over the years! Heartbreaker is one of my all time favorite records and Ashes And Fire has songs…

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For years now it's never made sense to have New Years in January... Fall has always been the new year for me, and it wasn't until around 2011 that I learned that the Jewish calendar actually places the new year…Read more


Previous events




Historic downtown Shelbyville, right on the circle inside a great little venue with fantastic food and great acoustics!



Pudder's , Shelbyville

Located on the circle in beautiful downtown Shelbyville! Cool little back-room tavern with some great food and beverage. Come hang out and listen to some music and sample the local flavors!

Center Stage Vintage Guitars Live Stream

Center Stage Vintage Guitars

Live stream with plenty of production, and of course there's going to be some pretty sweet guitars to listen to and look at as well!

Barringer's Tavern

Barringer's Tavern, 2535 S Meridian St, Indianapolis

Last show for 2020 coming down the pike! This will be one to pull out all the stops on. Barringer's is the place where the food is fantastic, the environment is clean the service is fantastic. Come hear some new material and see the 2020 season off in style.


The RoundUps at The Crows Nest

The Crows Nest, 4544 Eighth St W, Cincinnati, OH 45238

We are back at The Crows Nest for another night of Western Swing and Country Music to make you smile! It's always a good time to be back in my home town and to be able to bring a few of my friends along for the ride is a bonus!