Silas Caldwell, a rising musician in Nashville, was born and raised in the hills of North Mississippi, immersed in hill country blues from birth. He leads The Magnolia Sound.

Silas' musical style combines his passion for hill country blues with influences from artists like Patti Smith, Tom Waits, Neil Young, Calexico, and the Stax Records catalog, resulting in his unique sound.

Silas' live shows include his original songs, featuring conscious lyrics and a nostalgic sound reminiscent of Crazy Horse.

Silas Caldwell's dedication to preserving and evolving the hill country blues tradition sets him apart.

Photo: Madison Thorn Photography

"In Suffering" - Silas Caldwell (Original Song):

The Magnolia Sound:

The Magnolia Sound is an all-encompassing term for the sounds of North Mississippi, which includes the hill country blues from the Holly Springs area, the electric blues sounds of Howlin' Wolf from West Point, the world-famous Delta blues from the Mississippi Delta, or taking a few notes from the King of Rock N' RollElvis Presley, from Tupelo.

The band typically has a four-piece configuration, which features Silas Caldwell on vocals and guitarTony Caldwell on bass, Dayton Swords on lead guitar, and Arthur Stover on drums.

 Photo: Stephanie Rhea Photography


The Kimbrough-Caldwell Band:

Silas Caldwell and Kinney "Kent" Kimbrough, son of Junior Kimbrough, often collaborate in a duo (guitar/drums) or trio setting (featuring Tony Caldwell on bass). Scroll to the bottom of this page to watch Silas Caldwell's performance of "Goin' Down South" (feat. Kinney "Kent" Kimbrough)

Solo/Duo Performances:

Outside of The Magnolia Sound and other projects, Silas occasionally performs solo. These shows showcase his conscious lyrics and thoughtful songwriting, often accompanied by a vintage suitcase drum for a unique rhythmic backdrop.

Photo: Madison Thorn Photography

"Goin' Down South" Live w/ Kinney Kimbrough

For Booking:

If you're looking to submit a booking inquiry, please email Cid Gardner at booking@silascaldwell.com