Saturday, August 20, 2005

Calvert and Mims, Saturday September 10th

Craig Calvert & Connie Mims have been performing and writing together and separately since they met at Lamar High School in Houston, TX. Their artistic careers began when they co-founded the Houston, Texas-based folk/rock group, “Wheatfield” which later became the group known as “St. Elmo's Fire”. Both bands toured coast-to-coast and abroad, performing at such venues as The Kerrville Folk Festival, Armadillo World Headquarters, Texas Opry House, Liberty Hall and The Troubadour, in addition to enjoying a large fan base throughout the national college club circuit. They appeared in the PBS series Austin City Limits and co-wrote, toured and performed two original rock ballets, “Caliban” and “Rasputin” with the Houston, Dallas, Ft. Worth and Chicago Ballet Companies. Calvert & Mims have teamed up once again to perform both memorable songs from the Wheatfield/St. Elmo's Fire era, along with their more recent compositions. Their unique mix of songwriting styles and vocal blend, coupled with a genuine love of performing enables them to connect with the audience from the first note. Since reuniting, they have enjoyed successful gigs at house concerts and festivals throughout Texas. In November 2004 they released a long-awaited CD of the music of Wheatfield, recorded during their early years at Sugar Hill Recording Studios, Houston, and re-mastered at Moonhouse Studio, Austin. These studio recordings feature original tunes such as “Cardinal” and “Lori's Song”. The CD also features some live recordings from the group's appearance on the PBS Series Austin City Limits such as “The Lady Has No Heart”, “Waxahachie “Woman’, and other memorable favorites.


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