Some of the artists that have shared their music here hang out in Freestone August’s Music Arcade group on Facebook. There I met Kristin of Blackbeard’s Truck. Blackbeard’s Truck is from the Columbia, SC area. Listen to this live version of “Lies Southern Delight” and read the back story.
Blackbeard’s Truck’s Song Story
Teenage love is always a jumbled mess and never ends well, especially when the two are getting ready to leave for college. “Lies” was initially written as a singer-songwriter ballad by the guitarist of Blackbeard’s Truck. As time progressed and the initial singer of the written song tired of the slowness, the tempo was amped up with the entrance of percussion, electric sounds were added, and, to immolate more of the changes in the tone and story, a modulation in keys was added as well. Audiences from all around have enjoyed this piece because it not only shows the affect of the songwriter, but this is a song that almost everyone that listens has been in some form of this relationship and can relate and that’s what we do when we write our songs. We tell our stories as honestly as possible and when individuals and audiences react to it as in that we have told their story, it makes our entire experience so much better.
With our roots in South Carolina, Blackbeard’s Truck has hit the pavement and been rolling ever since 2000. As we’ve grown over the years with the support of our families and friends and now having families of our own, we’ve still continued to write and perform great music all over the Southeast and plan to for years to come. Fusing Americana, Indie, Blues, and Southern Rock we’ve created a style all our own and want you to take the ride with us.
Blackbeard’s Truck Links
With our roots in South Carolina, Blackbeard’s Truck has hit the pavement and been rolling ever since 2000. As we’ve grown over the years through the growth and development of its members and with the addition of female newcomer, Kristin Caughman, Blackbeard’s Truck has continued to roll with the support of our families and friends. Blackbeard’s Truck still continues to write and perform great music written by members Billy James, Martin Giles, and Kristin Caughman. You will see and hear Blackbeard’s Truck for many years to come. #holdon #thetruckisrolling
Core band members are:
Lead Female Vocals / Keyboard: Kristin Caughman
Lead Male Vocals / Rhythm Guitar: Ryan Headley
Lead Guitar: Billy James
Bass: Josh Cole
Percussion: Martin Giles