Caspar McCloud is a virtuoso guitarist, singer, and songwriter, an acclaimed portrait artist, as well as an equestrian, ordained minister, and bestselling author of several books. Caspar had the honor, privilege, and distinction of being the only Christian act on the bill with numerous legendary artists at what was the 50-anniversary celebration of Woodstock renamed the We Festival in 2019, and relocated to North Carolina. Kenn Moutenot of the We Festival 2019 added, “Great performance Caspar. You are the only artist to perform twice. Thoughts & prayers.”
A modern-day Renaissance man, Caspar McCloud has wowed fans and fellow guitarists with his lightning-fast technique, his use of effects, a la his friend and mentor Phil Keaggy, as well as his gentle, serene, Celtic classical acoustic playing. Caspar has also toured as a member of Tommy James and the Shondells. Tommy enjoys letting his secular audience know one of his musicians is a pastor. Caspar is quoted as saying, “Do you want me to keep preaching to the choir each week or help get some people saved?”
Renae’ Truex is from the mountains of West Virginia, where she grew up listening to her grandmother playing guitar, her father playing the fiddle, and tuning into radio shows such as “The Wheeling Jamboree” and “Mountain Stage.” At age of fifteen, Renae’ began fiddling around on her own, falling in love with various types and styles of music, listening to the likes of violinist Deni Bonet, Jean Luc Ponty, Stephane Grappelli, Vassar Clements, Mark O’ Connor, Johnny Gimble and bands Kansas, The Dixie Dregs, Alabama, Charlie Daniels Band, and many others.
(He plays Keyboards, Sax, Harmonica & Guitar). As a recording artist and songwriter, he has released two award winning albums with a third to be released in 2022.
He’s toured in the bands of … Dolly Parton, Leon Russell & Edgar Winter, Waylon Jennings, Willie & Waylon Shows, Sweethearts of the Rodeo, Dr. Hook (Ray Sawyer), The Shirelles and many others.
Joe performances include … Austin City Limits, The Blue Note ,
B B King’s, Bourbon Street Blues & Boogie Club in Nashville.
He’s been the bandleader of Ivory Joe & the Midnight Howlers and currently is focusing on recording and playing with the Caspar McCloud Band, as well as
on his own writing songs, recording, foot drumming, and developing the Joe Turley Trio. https://www.joeturley.com/
Carlos comes from San Juan, Puerto Rico. It is there where he began his drumming training under Samuel Liftchitz. He has been backing Caspar on drums for more than 10 years. Besides his passion for music ministry, Carlos has served on multiple short term missions, running international youth camps in the Middle East and South Africa.