ARTIST: Caleb Sweazy
SONG: Lucky or Strong
BIRTHDATE: March 23
HOMETOWN: Cobden, IL
CURRENT LOCATION: Memphis, TN
AMBITIONS: Continue writing, raise strong children, maybe buy a motorcycle.
TURN-OFFS: I’d rather not answer that.
TURN-ONS: Or that.
DREAM GIG: There are so many beautiful old theaters across the country. I can’t choose.
FAVORITE LYRIC: Was it a millionaire who said imagine no possessions
CRAZIEST PERSON I KNOW: My 4 year old son. It’s like living with a 35 pound Hunter S. Thompson.
SONG I WISH I WROTE: “Angel From Montgomery”
5 PEOPLE I’D MOST LIKE TO HAVE DINNER WITH: Lee Marvin, Tina Fey, Houdini, Buster Keaton, Ann Richards
MY FAVORITE CONCERT EXPERIENCE: It was a benefit concert at the Shrine in Los Angeles, Steve Earle, Lyle Lovett, Bonnie Raitt, Tom Waits. It’s when I knew that I wanted to be a songwriter.
I WROTE THIS SONG: This song came from multiple influences. Years ago I came to believe that to survive as a creature on this planet you are either lucky or strong. Becoming a parent really brought this into sharper relief. The song was a half written idea at that point. I received an email from an old friend, Jonathan Browning. As a way of dealing with difficult times, he was putting on a series of one act plays that utilized my music, I was so inspired by this, I picked up my guitar and finished this song immediately.