CRAIG CALVERT has left a lasting mark on the Texas music scene. Born in Houston, Texas, Calvert was a founding member of Wheatfield and St. Elmo’s Fire, who were repeatedly featured at the Kerrville Folk Festival and also appeared on Austin City Limits. The bands toured extensively and were featured regularly at the Armadillo World Headquarters in Austin and Liberty Hall in Houston.
Since his early days in the music business, Craig has founded and performed in many different bands including: Wheatfield, St. Elmo’s Fire , Calvert/Bell, CPR, The Craig Calvert Group, Monday Night Live, The Sweaters, Hotcakes, Cadillac Cowboys, Murphy’s InLaws, Danny Britt & Red Dawg, and Calvert & Mims.
He co-founded the Austin Songwriters Group and is a sought-after collaborator and advisor for established players as well as up-and-coming talent. Craig sat on the Board Of Governors for the Texas chapter of The Grammys, and is an active member of the American Federation of Musicians (AFM #433), the American Society of Composers Authors and Publishers (ASCAP), and owns a publishing company called Calvertunes.
Calvert has even delved into the fine arts, spearheading and co-writing the musical production of three critically acclaimed ballets: Caliban, Rasputin and Bermuda Triangle. The productions were performed by Houston Ballet, Chicago Ballet, Dallas Ballet, Ft Worth Ballet and other national touring companies.
Craig has written in many genres including: folk, bluegrass, rock, pop, jazz and Americana tunes. Though the styles may differ from song to song, the common thread is Calvert’s clever turn of phrase coupled with melodies and grooves that stay with you long after the song is over.
Through the years, Calvert’s tunes have appeared on many recordings including Lyle Lovett’s Grammy nominated, ‘Step Inside This House’ and Trout Fishing In America’s classic ‘Over The Limit’. He recently released CPR Resuscitated by Calvert, Powell and Resnick and Pass The Chicken Wine by Murphy’s InLaws.