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Antoné "Chooky" Caldwell & The Truth: 9:00PM SHOW

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Antone’ “Chooky” Caldwell is a Multi-Instrumentalist, Composer, Producer and Engineer born and raised in the Nation’s Capital Washington, DC. With generations of talented musicians in his family, Chooky was destined to be born with great talent and musical genius. He received his 1st musical instrument at the age of 5 when his father, Melvin Caldwell, gave him a bass guitar for Christmas. “As I got older, I learned how to play different instruments and enjoyed the freedom of composing and writing songs,” says Chooky. His love of music and instruments is evident every time he takes the stage. He’s not only a master of the bass guitar but also the trombone, piano, sousaphone, lead guitar and percussion.

Chooky’s musical aptitude transcends the limitations of musical genres and has afforded him the opportunity to perform in a variety of places, from churches to sold-out stadiums nationally and internationally. As one of the music industry’s most respected musician’s Chooky has worked with a variety of national talents and professionals including Heather Headley, Macy Gray, Sisqo of the group Dru Hill, Snoop Dogg, Mariah Carey, The Pussycat Dolls, Rahsaan Patterson, London based recording artist, Ali, and Gospel recording artists Andrae’ Crouch, and Shirley Caesar. “The experience and advice I received from these great artists, in addition to my passion and hard work, prepared me for this chapter in my life,” says Chooky.

A veteran on the musical stage, Chooky is also very skilled off the stage, and has contributed numerous compositions to the world’s music library. He produced the song “Full Time” for Heather Headly’s 2002 Album This is Who I Am and co-produced “No Thang on Me” for Snoop Doggs’ 2004 Platinum album Rhythm & Gangsta. Most notable, Chooky engineered and produced Jazz Saxophonist Ski Johnson's album New Beginnings, which topped at #1 on the Billboard charts in the Contemporary Jazz category for three solid weeks. In addition to music chartings and rave reviews, Chooky received two Grammy nominations in 2009 for his work as producer and engineer on New Beginnings.

Chooky’s music has been described as riveting and heartfelt while at the same time signifying deep meaning. “I never compose a song that doesn’t move me first. I have to feel it in order for the audience to feel it. I often say that the audience is eavesdropping on a conversation me and the band are having with God. My music will always reflect who I am,” says Chooky. While Chooky’s heart is open to all genres of music, he credits his grandfather and guitarist the late Rev. Jesse O. Flood for his gospel musical influence and for being an influential role model.

Chooky will debut his newest and critically acclaimed project, Subject 2 Change, which flaunts strong jazz, soul, and rhythm & blues flavors. His gospel influences appear on the project as well, most notably in the re-mastered classic “How Great Thou Art”, which is dedicated to “Grandpa Flood”. The project’s single “Back Again” not only captures Chooky’s musical talents but reacquaints listeners with his vocal abilities.

Subject 2 Change also features a host of world renowned writers, producers, and musicians including Marcus Johnson, Summertime FLO; Warren Jones, A Touch of Latin; Vohn Higginbotham and Chris "Biscuit" Bynum, Ducci's Dirty Funk; Jamal Moore, Long Overdue; Daryl Woodson, Consuela's Star Child; and Deandre "Dre King" Shaifer, Bassic Feelings. Caldwell has released two other projects to date, The Eargasmic Reincarnation (2002) and Bassically Chook (2011).


Video Link: https://youtu.be/l9ARsqfZBjM

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