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Andrew Calhoun

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Name  Andrew Calhoun
Role  Singer

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Albums  Staring at the Sun (songs 1973-1981), Phoenix Envy
Similar People  Jonathan Byrd, Jenn Lindsay, Karen Mal, Dar Williams, Chuck Brodsky

Organizations founded  Waterbug Records

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Andrew Calhoun (born November 30, 1957 in New Haven, Connecticut) is an American folk singer-songwriter based in the Chicago area.


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Calhoun was inspired to become a musician when his mother introduced him to some of her high school students who played guitar. Early influences include Kris Kristofferson, Johnny Cash, Leonard Cohen, Edna St. Vincent Millay, Joseph Conrad, C.S. Lewis and Mississippi John Hurt. A concert by John Prine inspired him, at age 12, to begin writing his own songs.

In 1992, he founded the artists cooperative record label Waterbug Records, stating "Waterbug is largely an artists' co-op. All the artists own their recordings and publishing rights. Twenty artists contributed a song and part of the cost of manufacturing a label sampler, which each of us sell from the stage for $5. We are working cooperatively to help each other get heard."

Calhoun's performances include works by various songwriters and poets, Scots ballads in original translations from dialect, African American sacred songs, and his own varied songbook.


  • Gates of Love (1980, Flying Fish – out of print)
  • Walk Me to the War (1989, Flying Fish – out of print)
  • Water Street (1990, Hogeye – out of print)
  • Hope (1993, Waterbug)
  • Phoenix Envy (1996, Waterbug)
  • Where Blue Meets Blue (1999, Waterbug)
  • Tiger Tattoo (2003, Waterbug)
  • Telfer's Cows: Folk Ballads of Scotland (2004, Waterbug)
  • Shadow of a Wing (2004, Waterbug)
  • Staring at the Sun (Songs 1973–1981) (2005, Waterbug)
  • Bound To Go: African-American Spirituals and Secular Folk Songs (2008, Waterbug)
  • Grapevine (2011, Waterbug)
  • Living Room (2013, Waterbug)
  • Rhymer’s Tower: Ballads of the Anglo-Scottish Border (2017, Waterbug)
  • References

    Andrew Calhoun Wikipedia

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