24-year-old Williamsburg, Virginia native Luke Caccetta can be described as Southern roots with a splash of rock n roll. The self-taught guitarist began studying the music of Waylon Jennings along with the works of Elvis Presley and Bruce Springsteen when he was just 12 years old. He has experience in musical theater along with time as a guitarist at Bush Gardens in his hometown.
Six years ago Caccetta moved to major in songwriting at the Middle Tennessee State University. At the Nashville college he worked with Rick Carnes and Lance Carpenter.
Three years ago Caccetta released his debut EP Cheers. All the songs were written by Caccetta. The title track took the top spot on the Nashville Songwriters Association International (NSAI) Top 40 chart. The EP charted No. 108 on the iTunes Top 200 Country Albums.
Last month Caccetta released “Cue The Rain.” Co-written with Trent Jeffcoat, the song follows a man meeting the woman he believes is his everything only to see his world destroyed when she leaves.
“I cannot wait for people to hear this song,” said Caccetta to The Country Note. “I’m so grateful to have had the chance to work with amazing people and arrange in a musical form a moment in my life where I was truly heartbroken.”
Lead guitarist Matt Carey produced the new single. He told Center Stage Magazine,
“Producing ‘Cue The Rain‘ felt more like directing a movie scene. The vivid visuals Luke and Trent [Jeffcoat] constructed lyrically were so fun to put to music. The song takes you on a dynamic journey of highs and lows which makes it so captivating to listen to. Also, we had some incredible musicians working on this record. With Stephen Puckett on drums and Ted Gadja on bass we created a solid rhythm section, which was essential. This whole project was easily one of my favorites I’ve done because everyone we worked with were great friends.”
Caccetta has toured the Midwest and East Coast, including the Pepsi Gulf Coast Jam, Country ThrowDown, and Music on the Mulberry. He has performed at AT&T Stadium in Dallas, opened for A Thousand Horses, and played guitar for singer-songwriters Levi Hummon and Nick Sturms. His next stop is Music on the Mulberry in Ozark, AK on June 22.