Reeb Willms and Caleb Klauder, of the internationally acclaimed Foghorn Stringband, make a dynamic duo that has been playing and singing together since 2008, performing professionally across Europe, Scandinavia, Australia and North America.
Festivals that have hosted these musicians include the Newport Folk Festival, the Tonder Music Festival in Denmark, the Bluegrass Jamboree in Germany, Jazz Fest in New Orleans, and the Portland Old Time Gathering, they also teach at traditional music camps across North America.
With wonderful harmonies, strong mandolin, and solid guitar playing, Caleb and Reeb deliver a pure and classic sound that makes you want to cry out in joy and tears, both at the same time. One listener says, “You two are like the sun, radiating warmth and joy straight into my body!” “I dislike most of what I hear in modern music but I love what these two create when they get together.” -Marc Savoy
Caleb grew up on Orcas Island, Washington and began playing and singing at the early age of twelve. He moved to Oregon in 2002 and has contributed to a number of influential and successful groups, namely: The Foghorn Stringband, Pig Iron, Calobo, and his own honky tonk band, the Caleb Klauder Country Band. His unique, powerful voice has captured many a heart. His recent collaboration with Jesse Lége, Joel Savoy and the Cajun Country Revival, is a combination of Caleb’s honky-tonk country band and legendary Cajun musicians Jesse Lége and Joel Savoy.
Reeb was raised in Waterville, Washington by a family of wheat farmers. She grew up listening to her father and uncles, the Willms Brothers, singing country and traditional songs. Reeb began singing and player guitar in her early twenties and quickly displayed a strong vocal style that is clearly her own. She is a respected and well-loved singer and joined the Foghorn Stringband in 2010. Her love for old time fiddle tunes and old country songs roots her in a classic American musical style.