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Farmhouse Concert with Andrew Calhoun – April 12

March 27, 2013

What: Farmhouse Concert with Andrew Calhoun

Where: Brook Farm Farmhouse

When: Friday, April 12 at 7pm

Cost: Suggested donation of $20 in advance and $25 at the door.  Other donation levels are welcome and nobody will be turned away.  Click here to pre-purchase tickets online with a credit card.  All proceeds will benefit Brook Farm’s community based programs.

For a preview of Andrew’s music and style…  Watch some of his youtube videos!

To learn more about Andrew, explore his website or continue reading below.

About Andrew Calhoun:

Andrew Calhoun’s music is innovative and rooted in tradition. In forty years as a performer he has evolved an increasingly varied repertoire including original songs, Irish and American folk songs, Scottish ballads, African-American spirituals, hymns, historical background, comic songs and poems and songs by writers such as Dave Carter, Mary Oliver and Robert Frost.

At age seven, Andrew memorized W. B. Yeats’ “Song of Wandering Aengus,” thus earning a nickel from his mother. He got his first guitar in 1967 at the age of ten, and began writing songs at twelve. By the late seventies, he was performing in the Chicago folk scene. Six months of janitorial work at the DAVEA Center in Addison, IL, funded a trip to Europe in 1977 leading him to hear Martin Carthy at the Cambridge Folk Festival in England, and Carthy along with Leonard Cohen have remained guiding musical inspirations. He has since toured internationally, performing at folk clubs and festivals, pubs and house concerts. In 1992, Calhoun founded Waterbug Records, an artists’ cooperative folk label which has grown to 100 titles, bringing some of the brightest singer-songwriters and folk musicians to an international audience. His own recordings have been released on Hogeye, Flying Fish and Waterbug Records. He is working on a new project of original songs after releasing his 11th recording, Grapevine, a collection of folk songs. Recently he has worked with Andrew Calhoun and Campground; in a duo with daughter Casey Calhoun; and with her also in an eclectic band called Zozo.

“Andrew Calhoun is a powerful songsmith, a quiet and sly performer, and fine traditional singer as well… fascinating and unpredictable.”
-Phil Shapiro, Bound for Glory

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