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Andrew Calhoun


Sensitive lyricism is defined to mild, acoustic melodies by Chicago-based singer/songwriter and record company owner/producer Andrew Calhoun. Affected by early John Prine, Leonard Cohen and Martin Carthy, Calhoun brings a poetic method of his unique design of songwriting. Although he proceeds to execute and record like a soloist, Calhoun offers expressed his like of acoustic music just as much through his record label, Waterbug Information, which includes released a lot more than forty albums by such performers as Chuck Brodsky, Diane Ziegler, Kat Eggleston, Sloan Wainwright, Kate McDonnell, Rick Lee, Michael Jerling, Michael McNevin and Steve Fisher. The boy of the Bell Laboratories specialist and a higher school instructor, Calhoun was raised hearing traditional songs documented by folk performers including Ewan MacColl and Richard Dyer Bennett. When he was a young child, his mother opened up her house to problem-struck teens and runaways, including many who played classical guitar. By age ten, Calhoun got taught himself to try out the six-stringed device, and after going to a concert by John Prine at age twelve, he started writing his personal songs. Calhoun shifted with his family members towards the suburbs of Chicago in 1968. Nine years later on, he shifted his personal to Evanston, Illinois, where he proceeds to reside in with vocalist/songwriter Kat Eggleston. Sharpening his efficiency abilities in folk music coffeehouses, Calhoun documented his debut recording, Water Road, in 1983. After liberating two albums on Soaring Fish, he released Waterbug Information in August 1992 to concern efforts including Wish, 1996’s Phoenix Envy and 1999’s Where Blue Matches Blue.

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Profession Singer
Nationality American
Music Songs Goin' Down to See John Prine, Folksingers Are Boring, I Shall Not Look Away, Bound to Go, Roads in Disrepair, Walk Me to the War, Single Roses, Open the Window Noah, Run to Jesus, Fred's Brother, Ol' Egyp', O'er the Crossing, Jaybird & Sparrow, Milly Biggers, Farewell Butterfly, The Scyther, Portrait of a Girl and Her Parents, You Better Get a Lawyer, Circle of Killers, It's Not You That I'm Leaving, While Jesus Was Waiting to Die, No Secret Castle, Sun Don't Set in the Morning, You Will Know God, Ol' Elder Brown, Blow Your Trumpet Gabriel, Narnia Song, Hear the Trumpet Sound, Roll Jordan Roll, The Battle of Harlaw, The Gates of Love, God Told Me I Could Come
Albums Phoenix Envy, Where Blue Meets Blue, Telfer's Cows, Living Room, Staring at the Sun (songs 1973-1981), Tiger Tattoo, Grapevine, Hope, Shadow of a Wing

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