Devon Cadwell Pt. 1: Siouxland Public Media's Artist of the Month
For Devon Cadwell, a pair of shoddy shoes inspired a series of songs. By day, the local singer-songwriter is a therapist at Jackson Recovery Centers but, rather than drawing on his personal experiences, his mind wanders to make-believe world of lost love, ship captains and a runaway groom.
“I find it healthier to just sit down and make music and not focus on my own emotion but just play and create music. And that’s my therapy,” he said. “Making music for me might mean I just sit down and just start to kind of like strum, have a beat going and then see what story comes out.”
Cadwell is Siouxland Public Media’s Artist of the Month. He will be opening Ode’s live storytelling event at 6:30 p.m. Friday, September 23, outside of Koffie Knechtion in South Sioux City.