Caleb Caudle Releases His Fresh Take on the Hank Williams Classic “Howlin’ At The Moon” via American Songwriter

“I had the honor of making a new record at the legendary Cash Cabin Studio, built by Johnny Cash in 1979. It was all made possible by the support and generosity of my fans. I knew I wanted to do something special just for them, apart from the album, so I threw out the idea of cutting this classic Hank Williams song. The playful lyrics drew me in, and I wanted to put a down-home funky groove on it. We ditched the headphones to play live together, and by the end of the second take, the great Dennis Crouch looked over at me with a smile on his face and said, “I’ve never played it like that before!”. His reaction told me we not only captured some kind of magic, but we were able to honor the song while bringing new energy to it. To have the incredible Mickey Raphael play on this track was a dream come true, I can’t remember a time when I didn’t know the sound of his harmonica. Elizabeth Cook is a songwriting hero of mine, and one of my favorite humans. The addition of her rich, pure vocal really brightens the song. Working with legends, heroes, and friends made the whole session feel loose and easy. It was the most fun I’ve ever had in the studio and I hope that comes across in Howlin' At The Moon.”

Lauren Caudle