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Hello, all you fine folks out there in the world.

We are glad to be opening up for Red Wanting Blue on one of their album release dates in Norman, OK at the OPOLIS. This coming Monday, September 24th! Come check out John Calvin and Red Wanting Blue!

Tuesday, September 25th, John will be in studio at the SPY.FM/KOSU in Oklahoma City talking about his new album, Without Wax, and performing songs in-studio acoustic on the Oklahoma Rock Show! It will air later at the beginning of October. Keep your ears peeled.

October 7th, John Calvin will also be featured on the OKC Rodeo Opry, performing two songs from his new album and a John Prine song. It will air on KSBI OK channel 52. Keep your eyes peeled, too!

The album release is coming up and we couldn't be more excited to show you what we have been working on. Without Wax will be available on October 4th! Let us know if you want it in your local record shops, drop us a line! Finally, it will be on our BandCamp site for download the day before the release! Here are all of our tour dates coming up:

Thursday Oct 4th OKC Kickoff and Album Release Kamps w/Desi and Cody Friday 5th Tulsa The Colony Tuesday 9th Amarillo, TX The 806 Coffeehouse Wednesday 10th Madrid, NM The Mine Shaft Tavern Thursday 11th Albuquerque, NM Marble Brewery Friday 12th Flagstaff, AZ Hops on Birch  Saturday 13th Tucson, AZ 4th Avenue Sunday 14th Las Cruces, NM SB's Late-night Lunchbox Monday 15th El Paso, TX Lowbrow Palace Wednesday 17th San Antonio, TX Bone Shakers Thursday 18th Austin, TX Head Hunters Friday 19th Fort Worth, TX The Wild Rooster w/ Jacob Furr Saturday 20th(early show) Grand Prairie, TX Bill's Records Saturday 20th Denton, TX J&J's Pizza


can't wait to see you all out there.


john and family.

Hello, hello, folks and family.

August has been quite an eventful month, but nothing compared to the next few quickly approaching! Just a couple weeks ago, I was invited to join the OKC Radio Opry down in the stockyards. Terry Scarberry and a team of high-grade musicians are part of the incredible house band and learned my tunes damn near instantly. After playing three songs, I performed with Chad Slagle and Doc Holiday to a full house, closing the night with "I'll Fly Away." The video should be available on Oct. 7, and should air on KSBI OK 52 the same day.

Jordan Herrera of Young Readers and I are heading out on the road with a talented group of guys including Kyle Reid most of the month of October. We will be posting tour dates shortly!!

For all the regular Deli folk, I will be doing a "pre-release-release" at the same time on October 4th, you will be able to acquire a copy of the new album there, also. Afterwards, we will be releasing the record at Kamps the same night with Desi & Cody and Young Readers!

The Mockingbird Media guys are almost done with the cuts from the 02 Sessions at Breathing Rhythm Studios! They will be posted as they are released.

Finally, this next month of September, we have a couple great shows coming up.

September 14-15, Illinois River Jam in Tahlequah, OK with Hayes Carll, Travis Linville, Jesse Aycock, Wink Burcham, Camille Harp, John Calvin, Parker Millsap, Paul Benjamin, and more!!!

September 24, The OPOLIS, Norman, OK with Red Wanting Blue

don't miss it! owwwww.


john calvin and family

Salutations, folks.

Hope all has been well in your worlds and the worlds around you. I have been running around at 100 mph in order to get every thing done and ready and to raise the necessary resources to get on the road with a pressed album in tow. Thanks to all you guys and gals who have been making it out to the performances lately in wake of the blistering heat and sweltering drought Oklahoma has been going through. Summer Breeze was unreal and Camille and I had a blast and all the other shows in between have been a complete joy. Don't think we are stopping anytime soon, we've got a lifetime's worth of love and energy to give you before we're done. We are still stomping around Norman, OKC, and the surrounding areas quite often and with much force.

A few weeks ago, the band and I went into Breathing Rhythm to record two songs in a joint project between Steve Boaz, the head engineer, and Mockingbird Media to produce the o2 sessions, special arrangements of songs performed on sound and film. Here is a picture of us getting ready to give it hell, or something like that. We performed two songs from "Without Wax": "Parliaments and Coffee" and "Before I Depart." These are new fresh takes on the songs, even though the album isn't out yet, but we got antsy and did it anyway. C'est la vie.

The Giving Tree Band is a wonderful group of kind folks who inhabit the land between the city and the sticks, west of Chicago, IL. Performing with these guys in Norman and Stillwater was a gift; if they are in your area, go check them out. They produce a joyous sound, guaranteed, and they are damn near always on tour which is good for the rest of us!

The prince known as Jordan Herrera, aka Young Readers, has been assisting me in booking our southwest tour while pushing ahead on his own tour into the northeast. We will be touring most of October in support of the new album, "Without Wax," and will be heading through Texas, Oklahoma, New Mexico, and Arizona to spread the news and the sounds.

Keep your eyes peeled and your ears perked, here comes John Calvin and Young Readers, Fall Tour 2012.

Also, in other news, Camille Harp and I finished recording our split 7'' at Hook Echo Sound last week and it sounds BIG. Another little bit of light to look forward to.

all of my love,

john calvin and family.

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