Justin Kaleb faces tough decisions with “Shaky Hand”

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Fun, upbeat and totally meaningful!

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Hi Justin, welcome to LA Music Review! Tell us a little bit about you and your music.

Alt-Americana country artist Justin Kaleb brings an element of truth-telling…

blue-collar music that music fans can surely get behind, in the same vein as artists like the Turnpike Troubadours, Tyler Childers, and Jason Isbell.

Growing up in the foothills of the Arkansas Ozarks and now living in Nashville, his upbringing has truly influenced his music as he incorporates the story-telling aspect of Southern mountain regions and hill country. He’s been immersed in music his entire life as his immediate family, who are all musically inclined as well, encouraged him to begin experimenting with music, and since the age of 12, he has been playing shows.

Start streaming “Shaky Hand” here:

Rating: 5 out of 5.

He signed his first publishing deal, played sold out venues with bands like The Steeldrivers, David Allen Coe, among others. He is an accomplished musician with releases already under his belt and has appeared on late night local show “Later With Jason Suel,” morning entertainment local show “Good Morning NWA,” and was most recently featured on “The Kelleigh Bannen Show” on Apple Music Country.

With a sultry voice that radiates intensity, passion, soul and authenticity, this unconventional artist incorporates a mix of classic folk, Americana and outlaw country with an edge that is rivaled by several artists. He turns his struggles and triumphs in his life into his music and is gearing up for a breakthrough year.

Congrats on the release! What was your inspiration when you were writing this project?

Released February 10, 2023. This is a song about taking a look at yourself and your life and asking tough questions about the decisions you are making and why.

“We all have our vices, and some are more harmful than others. For me, this song is a friendly reminder to keep mine in check and make sure I am staying on the right path for myself.”

What is your vision for this song?

I think everyone can relate to having to take a step back…

and look at your life from a new perspective. Everyone has to ask themselves tough questions to be able to grow and mature as a person, and I think that is the essence of ‘Shaky Hand.’

What is your favorite part of this body of work?

When he was in the studio recording, he wanted the feel and progression of the song to “represent the character’s descent into that mindset, and then ending the song with an acapella 3-part blood harmony.”

Anything else we should know about it? Future Releases?

This release sets the tone for additional single releases as well as an upcoming project, slated to be released later this year.

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