Caleb Elliott will perform at Ogden After Hours on May 16. Photo by Mikey Sorbello

Caleb Elliott to replace ailing Spencer Bohren at Ogden After Hours

The Ogden Museum of Southern Art is in the throes of Ogden After Hours, its weekly concert series featuring some of the city’s greatest performers. Thus far this season, the museum has hosted Cha Wa, Kim Carson, Marc Stone and more. Coming up on the schedule are Water Seed and Papa Mali, among others.

This Thursday evening, Ogden After Hours was scheduled to feature Spencer Bohren. As OffBeat has previously reported, Bohren is battling cancer and, though he’s since performed gigs around town, he is in ill health and is unable to perform at the museum.

In Bohren’s place is Caleb Elliott, a swamp-art-rock performer with roots in Natchitoches and Lafayette, Louisiana. His debut album, Forever to Fade, was released earlier this year.

According to Elliott’s bio, “While riding in the backseats of tour vans with Nicole Atkins, Dylan LeBlanc and Travis Meadows, and backing other artists like Lera Lynn, John Paul White, Donnie Fritts and Sean McConnell in the studio, Caleb never stopped writing his own material. Along with producer Ben Tanner (Single Lock Records co-founder and keyboardist for Alabama Shakes), Caleb layers soulful string scores over that booming, dirty-sweet groove that gave name to the Muscle Shoals Sound and John Cale-inspired arrangements. Forever to Fade shows he’s ready to take the wheel.”

Elliott will appear at Ogden After Hours on Thursday, May 16, from 6 to 8 p.m. Click here for more info.