Hello, folks of the world. Here is another friendly update!


John will be performing at Frank and Lola's in Bartlesville, OK on Saturday, October 12 with a trio comprised of guitarist Kyle Reid and fiddler Jon Knudson (Damn Quails). Guaranteed to be fueled by a majority of new material and John's early songs, the night will be a good time. Doors at 9pm.


News!! If you have been curious as to how you can receive John's past recordings, John himself has began creating one-of-a-kind "Without Wax Demos" with unique album art, home-recorded demos, and handwritten liners. To place an order, contact John via his facebook page or email.


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Here are upcoming performances where you can see John:

October 15th, guitar for John Moreland, opening for Jason Isbell at the Opolis, Norman, OK.

October 16th, guitar for Addverse Effects, opening for Mike Dillon at the Deli, Norman, OK

October 17th, guitar/keys for Samantha Crain, Harvest Festival @ Mullbery Mountain, AR

October 18th, Elliott Smith tribute (w/ Ryan Lindsay, Sean Barker, Josh Jones, A.M.P, and more) Opolis, Norman, OK

October 19th, guitar for Kyle Reid and the Low Swinging Chariots at the Blue Note, OKC, OK

October 20th, guitar/keys for Samantha Crain, opening for Pokey LaFarge at Cain's Ballroom, Tulsa, OK

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More news always on the way. Happy trails, folks!

Hello folks! Back from the east coast and suiting up for another set of solo performances and full-band dates. Here is the heads-up!


Sunday, Aug 4 The Parish - OKC, OK, Plaza District 3pm, no cover


Tuesday, Aug. 6 VZD's - OKC, OK 8pm, no cover


Friday, Aug. 9 Wormy Dog - OKC, OK (supporting Will Hoge) 9pm, $8 presale, $10 at door


Saturday, Aug. 10 The Blue Note - OKC, OK Tyler Hopkins and the Rebellion album release w/ Ali Harter and the Man Band 9pm, $5


Tuesday, Aug. 20 The Deli - Norman, OK w/ Mississippi Shakedown 10pm, $5


Friday, Aug. 23 Native Spirits Winery 7pm, no cover Saturday, Aug. 24 (Two sets!) Norman Firehouse for the Arts Midsummer Night's Festival 8pm, no cover then....

Othello's - Norman, OK 9pm, no cover.

Hope to see you folks out!

-john and family

This summer, John Calvin playing keys and strings in Samantha Crain's band up the east coast. Here are her dates and where you can find us:


7/12 Okemah, OK Woody Guthrie Folk Festival 7/13 Springfield, MO Lindberg's 7/16 Bloomington, IN The Bishop Bar 7/17 Columbus, OH Natalie's 7/18 Pittsburgh, PA Club Cafe 7/19 Philadelphia, PA The Fire 7/20 Northampton, MA Iron Horse (with Bombadil) 7/21 Cambridge, MA T.T. The Bear's Place (with Bombadil) 7/22 Providence, RI Fete Lounge (with Bombadil) 7/23 New York, NY Mercury Lounge (with Bombadil) 7/24 Annapolis, MD Rams Head On Stage 7/25 Washington D.C., DC Sixth & I Historic Synagogue 7/27 Buchanan, MI Last Saturdays on the Common


Besides singing his own songs on the road, backing other singer/songwriters, and playing in local Norman hip-hop group Addverse Effects, John has formed a garage band named Poolboy with Early Beat frontmen Michael Loveland and Sean Barker. Having finished a 7'' at Blackwatch Studios slated for a late summer release and a music video by the wonderful Nathan Poppe, Poolboy will be blaring in the streets near you soon.


Happy summer, folks.