Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Genres: Country, Alternative Rock, Folk, Pop
Andrew Calhoun's well-honed songwriting talents take an audience from laughter to tears and many places in between. In concert he weaves a tapestry of original music written over thirty years, Scottish ballads he has trans... more »
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Andrew Calhoun's well-honed songwriting talents take an audience from laughter to tears and many places in between. In concert he weaves a tapestry of original music written over thirty years, Scottish ballads he has translated from dialect, spoken word, and songs by other writers. Calhoun got his first guitar in 1967 at the age of 10 and began performing in the Chicago folk scene in the late seventies. He has since toured internationally, performing at folk clubs and festivals, pubs and house concerts. He gives workshops in creative songwriting, Scottish folk ballads, and music theory for guitarists. His recordings have been released on Hogeye, Flying Fish and Waterbug. Calhoun's music is a great companion for anyone who has ventured off the well-paved road to forge their own path in life. Hope was produced by Calhoun, Kat Eggleston and Steve Rashid. Chicago Irish box great John Williams plays concertina on "Getaway" and "Glad Old Man"; Eggleston sings harmony on "Getaway," "Long Legged Lover" and plays guitar on the duet "If". "Balls", an over-the-top anthem for the men's movement, is sung here with a 5-voice choir called "The Testostertones." "Survivor" deals with recovering from a tortured childhood, and "Veteran" with the Vietnam war's price on a young American's life.
Calhoun is an orginal
Richard Harlo | Trenton, NJ | 10/06/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Calhoun is an urban storyteller who uses songs to detail small pieces of life. His beautifully textured voice is perfect for his music; hell I'd listen to him read a cereal box. "Hope" is a small piece of music in a big world of dance pop and mega bands, but it's a piece that will stay with you a lot longer and mean a lot more. Maybe because of it's smallness it feel much more personal, much more like a what music might sound like if you wrote about you own life. I am beginning to think that Calhoun is what music is supposed to be like."
Fantastic! What a voice!
Richard Harlo | 02/08/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Calhoun has a voice that will make you tremble. A modern American folk musician, he strips life bare and sings songs that cut right to the bone. This is a great CD, and belongs in the collection of anyone who loves Dylan, Cohen, or Prine."
Good CD, but hard to find
Gordon Bereg | Vermont | 05/05/2003
(4 out of 5 stars)
"It took a while for me to track down this CD. I heard Calhoun on the radio a few months back (River City Folk perhaps?) and instantly went out a found everything I could by him. What impressed me is that he seems be be getting better with every new release.His latest (Tiger Tatoo) blew away everything else he's done. Thank goodness there are still some radio stations out there that play good music from lesser known artist, or I never would have found out about this guy."