Caleb Smith was born and has spent all his life in Haywood County. Coming from a musical family, Caleb began playing music at the age of 7. In 2002 he was influential in starting the bluegrass gospel band Harvest. With Harvest, Caleb traveled all over the eastern U.S. performing at many different venues with artists such as Doyle Lawson, Larry Sparks, Paul Williams, and many more. In the spring of 2006 Caleb was nominated through Power Grass Music Awards for male vocalist of the year and guitar player of the year of which he won both titles. Caleb, also being a song writer, has had 3 songs to make the Singing News charts. The latest making it to #48. Caleb feels very blessed of God to have had such a great musical life this far and is looking forward to seeing lots of great things happen with Balsam Range.
Caleb plays guitars that he makes. You will regularly see him with #007. It was made for a friend who told Caleb to play it anytime. It is a Dreadnaught style guitar made from Brazilian Rosewood and Red Spruce, a wonderful sounding guitar. You might see him occasionally play #10 as well. It’s a OM style made of Brazilian Rosewood and Red Spruce that Caleb built for his Dad….he has to sneak it out from his Dads study from time to time. It’s a great sounding guitar!!!! You might even see him play his old Martin every now and again….so be on the lookout for “Pete”…….
Caleb recently built 2 special guitars….a D-28 Deluxe for Zac Brown and a Wartime D-28 for super picker Bryan Sutton!!!!
Blue Chip Picks
L.R. Baggs Venue
2011 Smith OM-28
2011 Smith D-28
Winner of “Power Grass” guitar player and male vocalist of the year in 2006;
Shared stages with Tony Rice, JD Crowe, Adam Steffey, Larry Sparks, Ralph Stanley, Paul Williams, and Doyle Lawson
Worked previously with band mates Mark Millsaps, Marty Price, Eddie Rose, Patrick Bradshaw, Danny Bishop, Aaron Ramsey, Mark Austin, Dwight Bradshaw, Scott Sutton, Steve Sutton, Gary Mackey, Goward Champion, Raymond Fairchild, Jim Sorrells, and Mark Stevenson