Calvin Russell was born in Austin, Texas, on November 1, 1948. At age 12, Russell began learning guitar and at 13 joined a band called The Cavemen. In 1989, he met Patrick Mathe of the French record label, New Rose Records, while at a party in Austin and gave him a demo tape intended for noted Austin guitarist and producer, Charlie Sexton. He would go on to sign with the label releasing his first solo album in 1990 entitled A Crack In Time. In promotion of the album, Russell began touring extensively throughout Europe achieving a level of success he had yet to obtain back in the United States….

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Calvin Russell – Unplugged session at L’Espace Icare (Issy les Moulineaux), 28.06, 2009.

01 Like A Revolution [written by – Calvin Russell / Manu Lanvin]

02 Halloween [written by – Calvin Russell]

03 Behind The 8 Ball [written by – Calvin Russell]

04 Texas Blues Again [written by – Calvin Russell / Manu Lanvin]

05 To You My Love [written by – Calvin Russell / Manu Lanvin]

06 Rolling Wheel [written by – Calvin Russell / Manu Lanvin]

07 Rats & Roaches [written by – Calvin Russell]

08 Crossroad [written by – S. White]

09 5m² [written by – Calvin Russell / Manu Lanvin>]

10 Freight Train Blues [written by – Calvin Russell]

11 Soldier [written by – Calvin Russell]

12 Too Old To Grow Up Now [written by – Calvin Russell]

Musicians: Calvin Russell – lead vocals – guitar Nikko – guitars – percussions – harmonica – Manu Lanvin – guitars – mandolin – banjo – harmonica – backing vocals.






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