Daily Discovery: Caleb Sweazy, “Lucky or Strong”

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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.

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