Howdy, folks.


This has been a long week of moving and shaking, performing and recording, running and crawling, and talking and yelling, but thank goodness, it has come to an end. 


The band and I just got done performing a live set in Breathing Rhythm Studios, thanks to the artful film work of the guys from Mockingbird Media and studio owner Steve Boaz. These performances included special arrangements of "Parliaments" and "Before I Depart," featuring Justin Bloss, Kyle Reid, and Giovanni Carnuccio. These will be available online as the album is being released and supported.


This Sunday, Camille Harp and I will be performing at Summer Breeze concert series in Lions Park, Norman, OK, at 7:30pm. This concert is doubling as Camille's album release for "Little Bit of Light," an album which has wonderful songs, great arrangement, and her ever-so-sweet trademark vocals. Check out the press we've gotten for this one: LOOK AT OKC Article on John Calvin and Camille Harp


Also, Norman Performing Arts Council had this to say:


"Camille Harp and John Calvin are already performing veterans and musically mature beyond their years....She can offer a rock and roll honky-tonk tune one moment and a heartfelt love song the next, all delivered in a gorgeous soulful voice...John Calvin's talent shines across a broad range of styles, from folk melodies with harmonica and acoustic guitar to rollicking country-rock guitar leads to jazz standards and the blues. Together, Harp and Calvin weave their distinctive voices and songwriting styles into a rich blend of sound and spirit that speaks to everyone. They are local favorites at The Deli, both separately and together, and they rocked the stage at this year’s Norman Music Festival. They captivate audiences with their energy, expressive lyrics, and eclectic musical style."


More and more news on the horizon. Getting ready to get the album pressed and planning a release tour with a new friend from Oklahoma City with a down-home sound and a lot to say.


Hear from you soon,


John Calvin




Greetings, everybody.


I am in the grueling process of living out of one's car during the summer, about to move into a new apartment. Internet must be siphoned from cafes and random wi-fi hotspots around town. Went to Cushing, OK last night and spent a good part of the PM/AM at the Tuesday Night Music Club with Parker Millsap and Michael Rose. Thanks again for having us out, it's a one of a kind joint you've got out there.


Here is an update for this weekend:


Thursday, 7-9pm at the Deli, happy hour show with our wonderful random guests.


Friday, 10-1am at the Blue Note in OKC with Aaron Newman and Dustin Prinz, here is a link to the Facebook event.


Saturday, 9pm, Othello's in Norman, outside.


Come catch us a time this weekend and we'll be happy to sit down and shoot the breeze for a spell.


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Now, about this album that is supposed to be coming out pretty soon, I am going to make an online release in the next month. "Without Wax" is completely finished and the master is home in Oklahoma. On an unrelated note, I am going into Hook Echo studios with Chris Harris at the end of the month to start work on a few new tunes.


Lots of tasty news coming soon.


Until next time,


John

Hey, folks.


It appears that I am the featured artist on the Oklahoma City Chevy Music Showcase this week! Here is a link where you can see the interview, a performance on one of my new songs, "What Do You Think," and even download a track from the new album! Even sweeter, apparently the interview was on before (or after) David Letterman on CBS last night! Let me know if you guys got to see it.


In separate news, I have taken over the Thursday night early shows at the Deli. Most Thursdays, I will be performing from 7-9pm and best of all, no cover AND random special guests every week. Follow me on Twitter/Facebook and keep updated on the showdates part of the website to check for new shows! The album is almost in production and will have the tracks up on the Bandcamp site in no time.


here is the link for the bandcamp: johncalvin.bandcamp.com


and here is the interview from Chevy Music Showcase: Chevy Music Interview on YouTube


Until next time,

John Calvin