As a child traveling the Southeast with his Grandparents, Calep grew up at bluegrass festivals and Country & Gospel music events. Calep’s grandpa is one of the south’s most recognized singers and musicians. At an early age doctors would inform his parents that he had nodules on his throat and vocal cords and would never speak above a whisper. However that wouldn’t stop him from doing what he loved! You would find him as a little fellow rubbing his Dads drum sticks together pretending they were a Fiddle. At 6 years old he received a Fiddle for Christmas; however it wasn’t until the age of 13 that he started taking Fiddle lessons. At age 14, He was the youngest staff band member ever of the Mobile Country Music Association. At the tender age of 16 He went on the road as a full time musician working with many national Bluegrass Groups. Calep performed in Nashville Tennessee, Branson Missouri, and in nearly every state and Canadian providence. In 1997 Calep Settled in Branson, Missouri and performed at the Positive Country Theater, and Silver Dollar City. There he met several artist such as Barbara Fairchild, Tom Brumley, Shoji Tabouchi, and had the privilege of working with many others. After remaining in Branson for a period he moved to Shreveport, Louisiana and married his sweetheart Robin, where he started working with the music ministry at Calvary Baptist Church under Bro. W.D. “Step” Martin. In 2006 Calep moved his family to his hometown of Grand Bay, AL where he is active in the music ministry of Cloverdale Baptist Church. Calep hosts many concerts annually featuring artist such as Ivan Parker, Lulu Roman, Barbara Fairchild and many others. He also appears regularly with the Gospel Music Grammy Awarded duo of Jerry & Tammy Sullivan. In 2012 Calep was the youngest member ever to be inducted into the Mobile Country Music Association Hall Of Fame. Calep and Robin have two children Dalton and Sissy!!
Despite what Doctors said about never speaking above a whisper, Calep is now traveling around the country sharing the Love and Saving Grace of Jesus Christ through his Singing, Fiddling, and charming humor. He would love opportunity to be at your church, concert or special event and uplift the Lords people in song!!