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Published: 2011/01/27

Another Jamband Musician on American Idol

Over the years a handful of musicians who have worked the jamband club and festival circuits have appeared on American Idol. The most famous might be American Idol champ Taylor Hicks, who is also the subject of recent feature. The current season of American Idol features yet another musician with ties to the core jamband world—Caleb Hawley. The singer/songwriter’s resume includes opening spots for people like Dave Matthews Band, Rusted Root and Edwin McCain, as well as appearances like Telluride and the Falcon Ridge Folk Festival. Hawley is also a former student at the Berklee College of Music. He will appear at Ardmore, PA’s Milkboy Coffee tomorrow.


There are 6 comments associated with this post

jambandguy January 28, 2011, 13:50:05

Do we really want national exposure? I know some of the venues aren’t huge but they are usually comfortably full of nice people. Not sure if I want everyone to know how excellent this thing that I have been enjoying for many years is.

MattyB January 29, 2011, 08:38:58

To jamband guy. If the jamband scene hasent gone national yet, its not gonna. this is as big as it is gonna get. this kid has giant talent. dont hate!

PatsPhan February 7, 2011, 22:06:21

That Caleb guy sure looks a lot like Poker Pro and Celeb Phish Phan Jeff Schullman. How many jobs can 1 guy have? Main Event Final Table, Owns Cardplayer Magazine and now this??

D$ January 27, 2011, 17:47:22

Was this the guy from Cali at the end that had the Brain Injured wifey? I’ll admit it, I Cried!

NJ Computer Doctors January 27, 2011, 18:05:04

Right On!!!! It is about time the Jamband scene get more national reconigition outside of the scene…

Bret January 28, 2011, 00:45:10

Caleb is an awesome talent. You gotta check out his song My Own Two Feet.” Other personal favorites of mine are Ohter Side of It All and Blind. Go Caleb!

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