Archive for September, 2010

Farm Fest


Farm Fest. Over 1000 people will gather at the Prigel Family Creamery for an afternoon of music, farm-fresh produce and meats, and local food and drink. This fun afternoon supports 1000 Friends of Maryland’s program to Keep Farmers Farming. There will be a children’s area with farm related games. We’re having games for adults, including cowpie bingo!

Click here for link to Tickets and Info. Tickets purchased ahead of time are $25. Day of $35.

CD Release Saturday, September 25th


Baltimore, MD – Emerging from the widely-divergent Baltimore music scene is singer/ songwriter Caleb
Stine who is the soul of that scene, and the best representation of a city he calls, “vibrant, troubled,
and passionate.” His straightforward, honest, music is what Baltimore is at its core – hardworking,
genuine, and unafraid to tell it like it is. Armed with a storyteller’s eye and a restless independent
spirit, Stine is set to deliver his latest album, ‘I Wasn’t Built for a Life Like This’, on September 25, 2010.

This year has been a busy one for Stine. In addition to his solo-touring schedule and regular
shows with alt-country rockers The Brakemen, he has collaborated with artists as diverse as Arty Hill
(who has been called the future of Honky-tonk by the Houston Press), Kenny Liner of The Bridge,
and rapper Saleem. Stine and Saleem’s long running partnership has produced the album, ‘Outgrown
These Walls’, which the Baltimore Sun called, “Truly compelling.” The standout track from the
album, “Baltimore”, was used by CNN in a news segment on prescription drug addiction. Stine has also
found time this year to score two independent documentaries.

His deeply-personal music has been described by Honest Tune Magazine as, “somewhere
between the renegade cowboy-poetry of Townes Van Zandt and the sweet rough and tumble sound of
Neil Young’s ‘Harvest’. The power in his music comes not from overwhelming volume or violent guitars,
but from simple strums and carefully measured words that together carry an army of unmatched

‘I Wasn’t Built for a Life Like This’, Stine’s 5th full-length album, is a collection of ten-
unflinchingly direct songs in which Stine continues to tell the story of his exploration in what he
calls, “an evolving and eroding America. “ The New Yorker calls this direct approach, “appropriately
train-like, steady and powerful.” His timeless style of songwriting evokes images of a classic generation
of outlaw-country songwriters like Kris Kristofferson, Steve Earle, and Willie Nelson. Each song is
glimpse into the heart and soul of America.

Baltimore Magazine proclaims about his songwriting, “Stine weds wide-eyed sensitivity to
world-weary tunes with a warm twang. He contemplates right and wrong, love and hate, and questions
the durability of what’s pure.”

The uncommonly gifted songwriter simply explains, “I like to produce songs that breathe and
spit, and sometimes leave fresh wildflowers on your doorstep.”

Stine will celebrate the release of, I Wasn’t Built For a Like This, with an intimate show at the
Creative Alliance at the Patterson on September 25.

–Tim Newby