I Wasn’t Built For A Life Like This

I Wasn’t Built For A Life Like This

Caleb Stine

Stine’s 5th full-length album, a collection of ten unflinchingly direct songs of exploration in an evolving and eroding America.

“No matter the subject matter, Stine’s soft growl digs into complex psychological issues, balancing high and low vernacular into a product that is both smooth and awkwardly earnest.” — URBANITE MAGAZINE

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Johhny Flynn Show

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Monday, October 25th, 8pm Caleb Stine and Paul Banks (Austin) open for Johhny Flynn at Sonar in Baltimore.

Hard Hittin Songs

Hard Hittin’ Songs For Hard Hit People
Saturday, October 9th, 6:30pm
St. John’s Church
2640 St. Paul St., Baltimore MD 21218

Caleb Stine hosts Hard Hittin’ Songs for Hard Hit People, a night of roots and folk music straight from the heart. For the sixth year, local and national musicians will band together to raise money for Heart’s Place, an overnight emergency shelter located in St. John’s (2640) that provides a counseling, meals, and a warm, compassionate haven for homeless men, women and children- the only shelter in Baltimore that serves families. The lineup this year includes Michael Patrick Flanagan Smith (Brooklyn), The Baltimore Shape Note Singers, The Mumbles (New Orleans), Channing and Quinn (Nashville), and Caleb. $10 suggested donation to Heart’s Place, all ages welcome. Hope to see you there!

Heart’s Place is a strong force in Baltimore’s fight against homelessness. For more than 20 years it has offered a place for those in need during the Winter months.

In light of the benefit, I’d also like to share a site I came across a few months back. Invisible People TV is a blog site run by a formerly homeless man who documents the face of Homelessness across America. With a compassionate and curious spirit he is able to elicit honest and moving accounts from the people he meets. The result is a collection of unfiltered, raw human stories. It’s a site well worth exploring if you have a few moments.

Here’s one of the profiles of a young working mother, trying to keep her family of 5 off the street:

Bandcycle

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So you’re a couple dudes who just finished college, you want an adventure. You want to head out on the road. You want to see America. But you want to do it your way. Something new. Something . . . musical.

Meet Dan Elliott and Maj O’Grady. They are biking across the country on a quest to understand American music up close and personal. It’s a journey through local music scenes in the American Heartland as heard from a bicycle. Their couple month quest is being documented on a blog called Bandcycle.

Several weeks ago, my friend Kat Hudson contacted me about some guys who were interviewing local bands from their bicycles, they were in Baltimore, could I help? I thought they needed a couch to crash on so I offered to have them at my place. Turns out they were curious, adventurous dudes (with a couch already pre-lined up further down the road) and they wanted to hear about Baltimore and what this city is offering up musically. You can read their take on our visit here.

They’re still pedaling, and it’s cool to see the adventure unfold. Check them out and write them a little encouragement. (Looks like they’re taking a deserved couple days off right now).