Caspar McCloud is a virtuoso guitarist, singer, and songwriter, an acclaimed portrait artist, as well as an equestrian, ordained minister, and bestselling author having written five books to date. The multi-talented McCloud has wowed fans and fellow guitarists with his lightening fast technique, his use of effects, as well as his gentle, serene, celtic/classical tinged acoustic playing.
Caspar signed to Atlantic Records after leaving his home in England for New York City and was touted as the “next Jimi Hendrix” by those such as the legendary Ahmet Ertegun (the actual CEO and Founder of Atlantic Records).
Befriended by Phil Keaggy, seven years of patient witnessing culminated in Caspar giving his heart to Christ on an airplane in the midst of a personal crisis. Ever since Caspar has yielded his considerable talents to God.
Caspar McCloud has recorded over ten projects since his first now rare UK release “Messin’ Round“, which is still today an in-demand collector’s item in many markets. Some of Caspar’s early recordings — such as, Upon This Rock gained him national acclaim with his single I Need The Lord.
McCloud has played and/or recorded with many celebrities and friends over the years including: Michael Shrieve, and Michael Carabella (of Santana), Matt Bassionett (of Joe Satriani band), G3, Ringo Starr band, Eddie Zynn (of FogHat), Hall and Oates. as well as many, many others….
He has enjoyed to performed and/or recorded with his friend and mentor Phil Keaggy over the years, which Caspar expresses he has treasured greatly.
Also, playing with many of the large(r) bands in Christian music, such as: Peter Furler, Jody Davis, the Newsboys, John Waller, The Smalltown Poets, Disciple, Susan Ashton and David Teems.
Caspar McCloud went on later to record (with his band, The Ministry of Three) music that included: In Adoration, The Living Word, Soul Saved, In Our Life Time, World Without Borders, and his solo recording Dead Men Like Me Are Just Happy to Be Alive, which was recently released in 2014.
Followed by his newest 2015 release, a remake of In Adoration — Caspar has Solo projects like Mercy, Grace and Love feature more of his classical/celtic/ worship acoustic style.
Caspar is also a world-class portrait artist with a Pre-Raphaelite approach, specializing in Equestrian subject matter. Some of his work is included in the personal collections of the British Royal Family.
As a result of his long term friendship with Phil Keaggy, the book also shares the dramatic story of his medically-verified healing of an incurable heart condition. His second book, What Was I Thinking (published by Destiny Image) deals with the spiritual roots of disease and the science of epigenetics, which is the science of how thought effects physiology, through the lens of the Holy Bible.
Caspar McCloud: Recent Books & Works
Caspar McClcoud’s book, The Shroud of Turin (with co-author Simon Brown) — reached a #1 spot on Amazon. With the Shroud: Caspar McCloud Interviews with his friend, L.A. Marzulli. Additionally, Caspar McCloud has collected — as friends and advisors to his Shroud of Turin research and work, many (if not all) of the top experts and names to ever scientifically work with the Shroud.
Caspar’s testimony (having died of heart failure and revived to life from what he describes as another dimension) was filmed and aired as a feature entitled “A Night of Miracles” on TBN. He has also appeared on other such TV shows as CBN’s “The 700 Club”, WATC’s “Atlanta Live”, “Friends and Neighbors”, and Dove Broadscasting’s “Niteline”
Caspar McCloud also hosts an internet radio show each Thursday entitled, “Spiritual Encounters”. that has included such guests as Trey Smith, L A Marzulli, Gary Stearmen, Daniel Kalenda, and many, many others. He is currently Senior Pastor at The Upper Room Fellowship in Marietta, GA and is also associated with churches in Ball Ground, GA, and one in the UK.
Caspar McCloud lives in Canton, GA with his beloved wife, Joan, near his two grown children Hayley and Derek, dog Lizzie, and his horse, Mr. Bob.