Gabe Lee, Thomas Csorba And Caleb Caudle Song Swap on Friday, July 21 2023


The Houston Chronicle asked “Is Thomas Csorba the next Great Texas songwriter?” We can’t answer that for you, but what we can tell you is that Thomas is a talented Americana artist ready to prove himself. Writing and performing since his early teens, Csorba already has some impressive notches on his belt; opening for acclaimed acts like Yola, John Moreland, Amanda Shires, and more. He’s performed at ACL Festival, SXSW, AmericanaFest and the beloved Luck Reunion.

Gabe Lee, the Nashville-native singer and songwriter that Rolling Stone calls “one of Nashville’s biggest contenders released his third album The Hometown Kid last fall, and the 12-song collection ended up on a number of high-profile year-end lists. Billboard put the album at #9 on their list of “The 10 Best Country Albums of 2022,” saying Lee’s “cool vocal delivery and swagger suggest a heartland roots-rock star, melding country, folk and rock, while his rich, detailed lyrics reveal an observant, impactful songwriter.” The Hometown Kid came in at #18 on Rolling Stone’s list of “The 25 Best Country and Americana Albums of 2022,” who say “heartbreak, homesickness, and growth are gloriously on display.” Lee’s forthcoming album Drink the River (out July 14th), takes a different approach. This time, Lee isn’t writing songs about himself; he’s writing songs about all of us. And maybe, in doing so, he can bring us a little closer together.

North Carolina’s Caleb Caudle released his latest studio LP offering, Forsythia, last fall and was met with a wave of press praise, radio success (#1 on the Alt. Country charts, in regular rotation at SiriusXM Outlaw Country and top 25 at Americana radio charts). Caudle made his NPR Mountain Stage debut at the iconic show’s 1,000th taping and recently made his Stagecoach debut. Caleb has been covered glowingly in The Wall Street Journal, Rolling Stone, and No Depression. Out now via Soundly Music, Forsythia is a portrait of Caleb’s truest self, of the artist at his most solitary and reflective.

– “Thomas Csorba captures the sound of a man whose voice far outweighs his years” – American Songwriter
“Stylistically, [Gabe] Lee’s knack for poignant storytelling hews close to heroes like John Prine and Jason Isbell, while his predilection for mixing folk, rock, and bluegrass is all his own” – Garden & Gun
“Caleb Caudle brings it back home and builds a world on Forsythia” -Rolling Stone