St. Augustine’s Caleb Joye is a top-tier one-man band that collectively builds an energetic full-band sound from the ground up, using an assortment of diverse instrumentation, foot pedals, and vocal loops. His musical stylings consist of pop, rock and roll, contemporary country, blues, jazz, folk, top 40, and Americana. He is also known for performing the best of well-known cover songs and crowd favorites. Caleb’s use of a loop pedal is vital to his overall presentation of songs. It is a device that records live sounds and then loops the progression repeatedly. Caleb begins a tune by laying down a percussive rhythm either from his muted guitar strings, the body of his guitar, or a variance of instruments including shakers and tambourines. Once the rhythm is established, he begins to incorporate the bass line, vocal loops, harmonies, and guitar riffs.
With a background career in music production and sound engineering, Caleb spent a considerable number of years in Nashville perfecting the craft of studio work as well as live performance. Making his home in St. Augustine in 2011, Caleb now runs an in-home music studio and has no shortage of inspiration. His 2015 single from Mondo Tunes Records, “Somethings on the Way,” illustrates his determination and motivation for musical satisfaction as well as sharing his own light and love with audiences. He has had the honor of being chosen as the opening act for national touring artists Paper Lights, Kris Allen, and Monroeville. His influences include Keith Urban, Amos Lee, Jakob Dylan, James Morrison, Hunter Hayes, and Ryan Adams. Covering an array of artists from Coldplay to Katy Perry, Caleb naturally and effortlessly constructs a wholesome and well-rounded sound from his one-man-band approach to live performance.