May 1, 2013
Now it's time for a little rest before shows pick up again. Might I suggest we all just turn in for the evening?
Apr 20, 2013
Apr 14, 2013
John plays "Cut the Rope", featuring Camille Harp and Jordan Herrera (of Young Readers,) driving around downtown Oklahoma City in a custom VW Bus. It was a cold day and we may have come underdressed, but the van kept us all happy and warm. check it out!
Mar 25, 2013
Hello folks! John Calvin and Young Readers are back on the road as the harmonizing folk duo, playing songs from John and Jordan's repertoire. Into the desert and back to the mountains with our guitars! Come and see us on this tour and keep in touch here for updates, pictures and blog posts.
April 2 - Amarillo, TX @ The 806
April 3 -ABQ, NM @Blackbird Buvette
April 4 - ABQ, NM @ Marble Brewery
April 5 (early) - Santa Fe, NM @ The Cowgirl
April 5 (late) - Madrid, NM @ The Mineshaft Tavern
April 6 - Ridgway, CO @ Trail Town Distillery
April 7 - Ridgway, CO @ Cimarron Coffee and Books
April 8 - TBA
April 9 - Denver, CO @ Deer Pile
April 11 - Boulder, CO @ The Laughing Goat
April 12 - TBA
April 13 - Colorado Springs, CO @ Lofty's
Also, Norman Music Festival is coming up, along with other big dates. Finally, John will be touring in Samantha Crain's band this summer playing guitar and Wurlitzer. More updates to come!
Mar 6, 2013
This is an important update. Audio section is being remodeled. Thank you for your patience.
Feb 17, 2013
This week I am going to be on tour with a handful of great musicians as a part of Samantha Crain's backing band for her new LP, "Kid Face." Tracveling through the Midwest this week, we will also be in Austin for SXSW, playing many dates down in Texas starting March 11. Keep updated by checking out her website at samanthacrain.com.
Furthermore, Young Readers and I will be heading back to Mississippi for another Gulf Coast tour in March, and a larger Southwest-Midwest tour in April. We will be keeping in touch over the next month in order to keep you wary of our stops and shows. Thanks for all the support all of the time!
Always a pleasure,
Jan 30, 2013
Young Readers and I have finished our split at BRS studios in Norman! It is currently being mixed and soon, for digital release. Featuring two songs from both artists, it was an interesting project to find common ground in each other's music and methods behind tracking and writing. Stay tuned and keep on the look out online for the new tracks.
This coming weekend, we're playing a short run of shows! Check us out if we are around you:
Thursday, Jan. 31: The Deli, Norman, OK 7-9pm (featuring Camille Harp)
Friday, Feb. 1: The Phoenix, Tulsa, OK 7-9pm (with Young Readers)
Saturday, Feb. 2: Jo Mama's Pizza, Tulsa, OK 7-9pm (with Young Readers)
Sunday, Feb.3: Bugsy's, Russellville, AR 10pm (opening for Adam Faucett)
We are currently planning an April tour for the release and will be heading through New Mexico, Texas, Colorado, Kansas, and Missouri!! Check back here for more details as shows are booked and paths are straightened.
On another note, I had the opportunity last summer to record piano and Moog on Samantha Crain's new record, "Kid Face", which is due for release February 15. She will be touring in support of the record, and I will be part of the band accompanying her for select dates in February. It turned out to be an amazing recording and I was ecstatic to hear the final mixes. You can see all of her tour dates at samanthacrain.com.
until next time!
all of our love,
john and family
Jan 25, 2013
Hey family and folks,
The beginning of the year 2013 has been eventful, to say the very least. Spending large amounts of time performing with others (including my close friends in Young Readers, along with Camille Harp, Samantha Crain, and a hip-hop project called Adverse Effects,) I've had my hands quite full. Just recently have I acquired the time to prep for a new solo endeavor. Thanks for your patience and your ears.
I will be performing at the Rodeo Opry in the OKC Stockyards January 27, this Saturday night, with some kind talented folk. Show begins at 7:30!
More news about the split EP, coming tour dates, etc. coming soon!
Jan 3, 2013
Get ready for a new year with a lot of shows, records, and events!
Thanks for all the support day after day, year after year.
Dec 15, 2012
December 15, this evening, at the Opolis in Norman, OK, a handful of wonderful songwriters will be performing a songswap-toydrive for little ones without play-things.
Performing will be Travis Linville, Samantha Crain, Beau Jennings, John Calvin, and Taylor Rapp.
8pm doors, 9pm show.
$10 cover, $2 off with a new or gently used toy for St. Michael's Episcopal Church.
In other news, Young Readers and John Calvin are in the studio still, finishing up the split EP, and John has currently started writing a new set of songs for his debut LP.
Many shows in Tulsa, OKC, and Norman throughout the month, check out the showdates page to keep up with us.
we love you, happy holidays
John and family