Hello again, folks! While working towards writing the LP (being recorded in late spring!) John has been playing full-time, full-throttle, gearing up the new songs to be pressed and spun. Mr. Jordan Herrera (of Young Readers) has returned from a long tour and both John and Jordan have been performing select duo sets on certain dates! Keep up with the showdates calendar to stay updated on these performances.

Poolboy, John's surf-punk project with Michael Loveland and Sean Barker (both of Early Beat,) have pressed a set of limited edition cassette tapes of "Soda Kids EP" on Grabbing Clouds out of Chicago, see your record stores in OKC and Chicago for one of your own. Furthermore, Poolboy will also be pressing "Soda Kids EP" on limited pink haze vinyl with Squonk Records out of Norman, OK. Release is slated for February. Come thrash around with us.

The end of this month, John will be opening solo for John Fullbright for the OKMozart Concert Series in Bartlesville, OK, at Frank and Lola's. Unfortunately, this has already sold out, but the day before, John and full string band, including Kyle Reid (of the Chariots,) Jon Knudson (The Northern Lights, Whiskey Myers) and Jordan Herrera (Young Readers), will be performing an entire night of new and old music at Frank and Lola's. Please come enjoy a night of song and drink with these folks!

Until next time, folks. All the love.

John Calvin and family

Hey, folks! Hope the fall turned out well and that you are staying warm in these freezing rains and banshee winds. Staying busy as always, John has been playing shows backing John Moreland in the Dustbowl Souls in Oklahoma, and also, with the Damn Quails across Texas and Colorado. Along with recording guitars with swing band, Kyle Reid and the Low-Swinging Chariots, and hip-hop group, Addverse Effects, he assisted in the release of Poolboy's 7" "Soda Kids EP" on drums.

With saved time and head to the grindstone, he will be playing a handful of solo shows this winter across Oklahoma to get everyone prepared for his first full-length LP, slated to be out in summer.

You can catch John with his talented band of wild bandits in the new year:

January 9th: The Deli in Norman, OK (w/ Sixty-Nine Dollar Guitar)

January 17th: Tres Cantina in Norman, OK (solo)

January 24th: The Vanguard in Tulsa, OK (w/ ADMIRALS)

January 25th: Frank and Lola's in Bartlesville, OK (full band)

January 26th: Frank and Lola's n Bartlesville, OK (w/ John Fullbright)


John has booked studio time in late April to start work on the LP at Tiny Telephones in San Francisco, CA. The record will be recorded fully analog with engineer Jacob Winik at the console, with the assistance of some of his best friends backing him, including guitarist Kyle Reid. More news about the LP soon!

Until next time, lovely people of the world.

Howdy, folks! Looks like we have an enormous fall ahead of us!

Poolboy just released their 7'', "Soda Kids" on bandcamp. Check it out at poolboy1.bandcamp.com. The record was recorded at Blackwatch Studios and engineered by Jarod Evans. Poolboy features Sean Barker and Michael Loveland from Norman garage pop project Early Beat and John Calvin as a three piece surf-punk power trio.

Besides playing around town with Poolboy, Addverse Effects, and Kyle Reid, John has been getting settled, albeit in a rapid haphazard way, to a new (temporary) home, writing songs and recording tapes to ready for his first full length LP. John has been in the laboratory, creating and concocting, finding time in odd little corners and cabinets. Keep your ears to the ground and your eyes to the skies.


John will be accompanying his good friends, The Damn Quails, on a Colorado run during Halloween time on keyboards, guitars and a touch of pedal steel! For more information, go to www.thedamnquailsband.com.

Oct. 30 - Currents - Salida, CO Oct. 31 - Dolores River Brewery - Dolores, CO Nov. 1 - Turn of the Century Saloon - Montrose, CO Nov. 2 - Little Bear - Evergreen, CO 


John will also be going back to the east coast, backing Samantha Crain on Wurlitzer and acoustic guitar, supporting Ha Ha Tonka. For more information, go to www.samanthacrain.com.

Nov. 8 - Columbus, OH - Rumba Cafe Nov. 9 - Cleveland, OH - Beachland Ballroom Nov. 10 - Buffalo, NY - Ninth Ward Nov. 13 - Cambridge, MA - T.T. The Bear's Place Nov. 14 - New York City, NY - The Studio at Webster Hall Nov. 15 - Philadelphia, PA - Milkboy Philly Nov. 16 - Washington, D.C. - Rock and Roll Hotel Nov. 18 - Knoxville, TN - Barley's Taproom Nov. 19 - Atlanta, GA - The Earl Nov. 20 - Nashville, TN - The High Watt Nov. 21 - Little Rock, AR - Sticky Fingerz Nov. 22 - Dallas, TX - Club Dada Nov. 23 - Austin, TX - Stubbs


(update message from john)

I would like to congragulate Blake Johnson and all the musicians contributed for putting together the Elliott Smith tribute at the Opolis and raising $500 for the Elliott Smith Memorial Fund Free Arts for Abused Children. It was a special night that I won't soon forget.

I will be recording a 4-track tape cover of Elliott Smith's "Happiness" for Blake and for the bandcamp. Look for it within the next couple weeks.

That's all for now, folks. Thanks a million.