RED CLAY THEATRE BIRTHDAY SHOW
ATLANTA, GA - JANUARY 27
Callaghan returns to one of her favourite US venues for her annual big birthday show at the Red Clay Music Foundry in Duluth, just outside Atlanta.
Callaghan will be joined on stage by some amazing musicians, and singer-songwriter Jesse Terry will open the show.
The last four Callaghan shows have all sold out so be sure to get your tickets early!
Download a brand new Christmas song from Callaghan, "Christmas Lights", or watch the live video of Callaghan performing the song on Facebook.
New US Tour dates this Fall!
Callaghan's just announced new dates for the Fall. Starting in Austin Texas at the Rock Room she'll them head up to Minneapolis to begin a midwest and east coast tour with her friend and fellow singer-songwriter Jesse Terry. Full details at www.callaghansongs.com/gigs
A Year of New Music
A Message from Callaghan:
Thanks to everyone who's made a pledge to support my Year of New Music!
With your help I'm planning to record and release 3 new EPs over the coming year.
I've already recorded and released one 4-track EP called "The Other Side". Now I'm back in LA recording the next EP. On these 3 records I'll bring you the best of my new music across a whole year.
The Pledge Campaign will close at 5pm on Friday August 11. Thanks so much to everyone who's given their support. If you'd like to be part of the pledge campaign and get first access to all the new music, plus special updates throughout the year, please visit www.pledgemusic.com/callaghan
'Last Song' Added to BBC Radio 2's Playlist
Just after Callaghan's successful UK summer tour Last Song was added to BBC Radio 2's playlist. Last Song is the 3rd single from A History of Now to be added following on from Best Year and We Don't Have to Change The World. The track was remixed for radio. You can hear it now on Spotify and get it on ITunes, Google Play, Apple Music and many other places! Huge thanks to Radio 2 for all their support.
To celebrate their November dates together in Mohegan Lake NY, Cambridge MA, Hamden CT and Philadelphia Callaghan & Jesse Terry have each put 6 songs on to a unique sampler which is available now, to download for free on Noisetrade. Please share the music and spread the word!
Callaghan's hitting the road in November for shows across the Northeast stretching from Asheville to Boston.
Later in the month catch her at the celebrations for the opening of the new arts centre in Safety Harbor Florida and, just announced, there's a show coming up on December 10 at the Crimson Moon in Dahlonega. Full details at www.callaghansongs.com/gigs
Callaghan at UK Festivals in July
Callaghan just completed her annual coast-to-coast US house show tour, traveling 13,000 miles and playing in 36 homes across 20 states.
In July she's back in the UK to play at SummerTyne Fest on July 18, Country Collective at Canary Wharf on July 23, Secret Garden Party on July 25 and Cambridge folk Festival on July 30th.
She'll be accompanied by her Atlanta based cellist Okorie Johnson. They'll also be promoting her new UK single We Don't Have to Change the World a song about taking a break from worrying and enjoying the moment.
You can enjoy the new single, and 3 years of photos and footage from the Callaghan Across America house show tour in this new video. All the images and video are from Callaghan's phone:
From early August Callaghan is back on the road in the US to perform songs from her new album.
The dates are across the midwest and southeast and include Callaghan's first headline show at Chicago's City Winery and a return to Atlanta's Eddie's Attic.
Please click here for full tour date details.
New video for Crazy Beautiful Life premieres on VEVO!
Callaghan’s new video for Crazy Beautiful Life is on Vevo now! This sunny, happy song is taken from her new album A History of Now.
Callaghan had great fun making the video and messing around with her regular Georgia players, percussionist JP and guitarist Shannon. Please take a look and if you enjoy the video please share this link http://bit.ly/CrazyBeautLifePL on Facebook and Twitter to help spread the word!
Written about Callaghan's arrival in the US, Best Year 2015 is brimming with optimism, perfectly capturing Callaghan's excitement at moving across the pond to follow her dreams.
The video energetically documents 4 years of shows, recording, handwork and fun across 46 states of the USA.
Best Year 2015 is available on iTunes now, or you can order the whole album A History of Now from Callaghan's store.
A History Of Now - Available at Live shows!
Callaghan’s new album is now available at Live Shows only.
A History of Now was recorded in Nashville and produced by Dennis Matkosky; the songwriting legend behind hits such as Keith Urban’s You’ll Think of Me, Leann Rimes‘ I Need You, and Maniac from the film Flashdance.
The 12 song collection was funded thanks to the overwhelming support of Callaghan’s fans through pledge music. You can preview 3 of the new songs on the player on this page.
Callaghan kicks off a busy session of touring on January 10th with her annual birthday show at Eddie Owen’s Red Clay Music Foundry near Atlanta. Over the coming weeks her tour will take her to Florida, Missouri, Minnesota, Iowa, Wisconsin, Tennessee, Illinois, Indiana and Oregon with new UK dates to be announced soon! For full tour details please click here.
A History of Now will get it’s full release on both sides of the pond on April!
Callaghan recently appeared on BBC TV in the documentary Bob Harris: My Nashville. During the show the legendary broadcaster explains how Nashville became Music City USA and explores the city.
Callaghan also performed in the comparison show Back to Beth's: A Nashville House Show alongside Beth Nielsen Chapman, Jason Isbell, John Fulbright, Kimmie Rhodes and more.
Thank you to everyone who supported Callaghan’s new album through Pledge Music. The campaign ended on December 10 and reached 170% of it’s goal!
We’re overwhelmed by your support and hope all of you enjoy her new record - A History of Now.
As Callaghan goes back into the studio to finish recording her new album the Pledge campaign has gone over 150%!
Thanks again for your support!
‘Who Would I Be’ is the first song I recorded for my new studio album. It’s a song about the people, places and values that make you who you are. This black and white video was recorded in a derelict pipe factory in Nashville. It features just a few of the people and places who have made me who I am. See if you can spot them!
If you like it I would love you to share it on Facebook or Twitter and help me spread the word!
Following the success of last year’s Callaghan Across America tour Callaghan has set herself another house show challenge in May.
Last year she gigged her way across the USA from Boston to San Francisco. This year fans are opening up their homes from Key West to Seattle and Callaghan will play 20 shows from corner to corner.
For the first time since moving to the USA to record her debut album Callaghan will be playing live in the UK in October.
Callaghan is ready to record her second album in Nashville! Team Callaghan we need your help to make it happen!
In May and June Callaghan has partnered with Pledge Music to offer all kinds of opportunities for you to become part of making her second album.
The first three songs for the album have already been recorded in Music City. Anyone who pledges can download the first track ‘Who Would I Be’ right away. Pledgers will also have access to new music every month for the rest of the year!
You can support in all kinds of way from simply pre-ordering the album, to having Callaghan write a song just for you.
Every pledger will also get a download of the album before it’s available anywhere else and you’ll get regular exclusive updates about how the record is progressing and what Callaghan’s up to.
So that’s new music each month and a new record by Christmas! Callaghan would love you to join her to make this record. To find out more please visit Callaghan’s PledgeMusic Page
Callaghan will be appearing at the BMI Key West Songwriter Festival, taking place May 7-11th
For more information, including this year's line up, visit www.keywestsongwritersfestival.com
Callaghan has released a special EP through Noisetrade this week. You can download it now for free!
Please help spread us the word and introduce more people to Callaghan's music by sharing the link below!
The 6-song EP, 40 States and Counting, blends tracks from her debut album Life in Full Colour and her new record Callaghan Live in America to offer a unique introduction to her music.
40 States and Counting offers a taste of Callaghan’s music as she continues to tour, to grow her audience, and build towards her second studio album.
Just click here to download your copy www.noisetrade.com/callaghan/40-states-and-counting-ep
Callaghan’s new live record released on July 1st To read more about the record and hear some of the tracks please click here.
To order your copy now please click here.
Listening videos for some of the tracks from both sides of Callaghan Live in America are here: www.youtube.com/callaghansongs
Callaghan has some exciting shows coming up in January and February 2014.
Jan 11 - Callaghan's Birthday Show, with her acoustic trio, at the Red Clay Theatre in Duluth, GA.
Jan 17-19 - The 30A Songwriters' Festival in Santa Rosa Beach, FL
Feb 1 - A full band Callaghan show at The Spirit Mountain Casino, where Callaghan will kick off the casino's Discovery Songbook Series
For all details and ticket links, please go to Callaghan's Gig Page
As a thank you to all her fans and everyone who has supported her music over the year, Callaghan is creating her own
12 Videos Of Christmas!
Starting today, live from her living room, Callaghan will be posting live recordings of songs from her album "Life in Full Colour", some new songs, as well as some of her favourite covers and Christmas Classics.
You can see all the videos on Callaghan's Youtube Channel.
Callaghan Live in America - Available now!
Callaghan’s new live record released on July 1st and is available exclusively from Callaghan's website and at live shows.
Callaghan Live in America captures the two sides of Callaghan’s Live performance, with Side A taken from a full band show in Atlanta and side B from an acoustic session in Nashville.
To read more about the record and hear some of the tracks please click here.
To order your copy now please click here.
Listening videos for some of the tracks from both sides of Callaghan Live in America are here: www.youtube.com/callaghansongs
Callaghan has set herself quite a challenge for May 2013.
Starting in Boston on May 3rd she will work her way across the USA playing a house show each night as she journeys from sea-to-shining-sea!
The tour’s called Callaghan Across America.
After the Boston show, the tour will wind its way across the USA to reach Berkeley California by Sunday June 2nd. What the route will be between those two destinations will depend on who hosts a show!
For music fans Callaghan Across America is an opportunity for you and your friends to hear Callaghan sing live in your living room! For Callaghan it’s an opportunity to play for existing fans and many new people in the wonderful atmosphere house concerts offer.
Since moving to Atlanta from London in July 2010 Callaghan has been privileged to tour all over the USA playing in clubs and venues and making regular TV and Radio appearances in around 30 states.
A real highlight of her time on the road has been playing house shows. More and more people are opening up their homes to live music and inviting their friends to hear artists they love. For listeners, house shows offer a relaxed and intimate way to hear live music. For independent artists like Callaghan they offer a fantastic way to reach new fans, make new friends and stay on the road making music.
To celebrate house shows Callaghan has decided to take on this coast-to-coast challenge - we’ll see if house shows alone can take Callaghan Across America!
For more information about hosting a house show please see the information and videos below.
To see how Callaghan’s route is developing please click here
Callaghan’s "Live In America" Album Release Party
Saturday June 29th - Red Clay Theatre, Atlanta GA
On Saturday June 29th Callaghan will celebrate the release of her new CD Callaghan Live in America with a full band show at Eddie Owen’s Red Clay Theatre!
The record is due to release on July 1st - and this show will be the first opportunity to get a copy at a public show!
The two previous full band shows have sold out - so please get your tickets now to join us at www.eddieowenpresents.com
Callaghan on Cayamo 2013
Callaghan recently returned from performing on Cayamo; a 7 day music cruise from Miami to the Caribbean.
Callaghan joined a lineup of fantastic artists including Brandi Carlile, Shawn Mullins, Lyle Lovett, Joan Osborne and many more.
This video is made up of a few of Callaghan's own photos and those from friends on board to capture a little of the fun and adventure of this amazing
Callaghan on Cayamo 2013!
Callaghan is very excited to be joining another lineup of amazing musicians on the 2013 Cayamo Music Cruise.
This vibrant journey through song, where songwriters and their most passionate listeners are brought together on vacation, sets sail January 13-20, 2013, on the Norwegian Pearl from Miami, including stops in the beautiful islands of Tortola and Antigua.
2013 artists include Lyle Lovett - Richard Thompson - Brandi Carlile - The Civil Wars - Buddy Miller - Keb' Mo' - Rodney Crowell - Shawn Mullins - Jason Isbell - Edwin McCain - Chuck Cannon - Teddy Thompson and many more!
Visit www.cayamo.com for more information
As a little preview, here's a video of Callaghan and Shawn Mullins performing a duet together on Cayamo 2012!
Saturday Oct 27
Join Callaghan at Eddie Owen's fantastic new venue, the Red Clay Theatre, just north of central Atlanta.
This is a full band show with great players from Shawn Mullins' band backing Callaghan up.
The set will feature songs from her debut album, new, never previously recorded songs and some classic covers.
The whole evening will be recorded for a new live CD and you can be part of it.
Tickets are on sale now at www.eddieowenpresents.com
Callaghan performing at this year’s South by Southwest in Austin Texas.
She appeared at an official SXSW showcase and at BMI’s invitation only Acoustic Brunch.
Callaghan at SXSW!
Callaghan is playing at this year’s South by Southwest in Austin Texas.
She will appear at an official SXSW showcase and at BMI’s invitation only Acoustic Brunch. For full details of these shows please click here.
Callaghan featured in this issue of Georgia Music Magazine
In a dark basement dressing room at Duluth’s Red Clay Theater, softly illuminated by the glow of white lights from the make-up mirror is a strikingly attractive woman. Stylishly clad in black, with wild cascades of dark hair, she‘s a statuesque cross between Catherine Zeta-Jones and Anne Hathaway.
This is Callaghan.
READ FULL ARTICLE
"Best Year" on the radio
'Best Year' is the first single from my album, Life in Full Colour, and it’s on the radio now.
Stations that have given the track a spin include: FIV Knoxville, KDHX St Louis, KMTN Jackson Hole WBJB - New Jersey, KTAO New Mexico, WERS Boston, Fearless Radio, WCLZ Maine, KGSR Austin, Life is Good Radio and more!
'Best Year' is now available as a single on iTunes....but you can still get it free by clicking HERE!
"Life in Full Colour" - OUT NOW!
Callaghan's debut album, Life in Full Colour, is now available on iTunes!
It's also available to download or mail order from HERE and at live shows taking place all over the USA in the coming months.
Callaghan’s debut album, Life In Full Colour, released on May 1st 2012. The release is the culmination of a journey which brought the singer-songwriter across the Atlantic from London to live and record in the USA.
A long-time Shawn Mullins fan, Callaghan contacted the Atlanta singer-songwriter through MySpace, and after being knocked out by her music he agreed to a rare collaboration. Callaghan left her London digs and boarded a plane headed for the American South: the experience was the inspiration for the opening track and first single from her album, Best Year.
Life in Full Colour was tracked in and around Atlanta with Mullins both producing and playing on the record. Its 12 songs present Callaghan’s eclectic and dynamic style, combining shades of folk, country, rock and pop into a seamless fusion of feeling and melody.
Performing live Callaghan plays piano and guitar and delivers a vocal which earns frequent comparisons with artists like Sarah McLachlan and Emmy Lou Harris.
CALLAGHAN TO RELEASE DEBUT ALBUM ON MAY 1, 2012
Shawn Mullins Produced Life In Full Colour
For UK-Born, US-Based Singer-Songwriter
Singer-songwriter Callaghan is scheduled to release her album, Life In Full Colour, on May 1, 2012. The record was tracked in and around Atlanta with Shawn Mullins both producing and playing on the album. Life In Full Colour’s 12 songs present the singer’s eclectic and dynamic style, combining shades of folk, country, rock and pop into a seamless fusion of feeling and melody.
A long-time Mullins fan, Callaghan contacted the Grammy nominated singer-songwriter in 2009 through MySpace, and Mullins agreed to a rare collaboration. An initial recording trip to Atlanta yielded three songs, prompting her life-changing decision to move to the USA in 2010 to finish the album. Callaghan left her London digs and boarded a plane headed for the American South: the experience was the inspiration for the opening track and first single from the album, “Best Year”. She now calls Atlanta, and the United States, home.
Says Callaghan of the experience: “When I got on that plane from London to Atlanta, I didn't know what to expect, but the welcome and the reaction to my music has been amazing. I knew that Shawn Mullins was the right producer, and working in the studio with such a meticulous and gifted artist has been a real education for me as a musician and a songwriter. The songs on Life in Full Colour reflect the moments all of us experience in our lives; from the joy of being in love to the mess of falling out of love, from the loneliness of bereavement to the happiness of meeting the right person at the right time. "Best Year" is about the story that brought me here and a hope and belief that the best is yet to come.”
Says Mullins of the collaboration: “Callaghan is a truly amazing artist. It’s been a long time since I’ve heard a voice as strong and as true as hers. It just shines. Working with her in the studio was incredible; I felt an immediate connection to her music. She’s a remarkably strong pop melodist – her sense of melody is timeless and there is a classic quality to her songs.”
Born in Boston, Lincolnshire to a musical family, Callaghan was classically trained on flute from age 6, then gravitated toward singing and playing piano. By 14 she was writing songs, and started trekking to London to record with various producers. At 18 Callaghan moved to London to live with her sister (whose flat was so tiny, the singer slept under the kitchen table), while recording a number of independent EPs and playing all over the city, at spots like the Bedford, Regal Room, Royal National Theatre and 100 Club. Since landing stateside Callaghan has toured extensively throughout the U.S. playing in 30 states alongside Mullins and in her own headline shows. Now that Life In Full Colour is ready for release, further touring is planned in support throughout 2012. (Click HERE for confirmed tour dates)
In 2011, shortly after moving to Atlanta, Callaghan was asked to support Gigi’s Playhouse Atlanta at their first fundraising event.
Gigi’s Playhouse is an awareness centre for children with Down Syndrome or Trisomy 21. The playhouse offers specialist physical and speech therapies, literacy classes, and a place for kids and their families to come together.
There are already several playhouses in Chicago and other cities. The Gala event in February 2011 raised enough to open Atlanta’s first Playhouse in Midtown. Around 1,000 Atlanta families need the services the Playhouse offers, so the parents who set up Gigi’s Playhouse Atlanta are hoping to raise more much needed funds at their March 3rd event.
Callaghan will appear and sing live as part of the event at the Ritz Carlton and is honoured to be part of the evening. For more information about Gigi’s Playhouse Atlanta and the ‘I Have a Voice’ Gala dinner, please visit: www.gigisatlantagala.com
This year is off to a great start! On Saturday January 7th I celebrated my birthday with a full band show at Eddie’s Attic - thanks to everyone who came out!
Then it was down to Florida for the wonderful 30A Songwriters’ Festival . I played three shows on the beautiful gulf coast. I love the audiences at the festival, and the great thing is that when you are not playing you can watch songwriters you have always wanted to hear. This year’s line up was over 100 strong and included; Rodney Crowell, Shawn Mullins, Amy Ray, Randall Bramblett to name a few.
January also included shows in Tennessee, North & South Carolina and Georgia with Erick Baker, a great singer-songwriter who you will hear a lot more about.
2012 is going to be all about the road as I build up to the full release of Life in Full Colour...look out for shows coming up in Indianapolis, St Louis, Chicago, New York, Knoxville, Raleigh, Philly and many more here: VIEW ALL GIGS
I’m also planning a big weekend for Atlanta! More news about that soon!
It’s only January but 2012 is off to a great start! On Saturday January 7th I celebrated my birthday with a full band show at Eddie’s Attic. It was a sold out show and a lot of fun. The 30A Songwriters’Festival followed and shows across 6 more states. There are a lot more coming up as I build toward the full release of my album on May 1st. For more on this story click here. For a full gigs schedule click here.
I hope 2012 will be the Best Year for you! This is the first single from my album. It’s being promoted to radio now and you can buy it on iTunes. Or if you join my mailing list I’ll give it to you for free!
So please help me spread the word!
Ask your radio station to play Best Year, and share this video which shows me and Shawn Mullins on tour across the USA on your Facebook page. It’s an uplifting track and the video has had over 8,000 views! http://youtu.be/b4FwQqvNyYo
Listen to "Snowflakes", and watch the video, made BY YOU!
Thanks to everyone who sent in a photo for The Snowflakes video! And to everyone who made a Christmas comment on my Facebook page.
You can watch the finished video here!
Over 6,000 'Best Year' views
Thanks to everyone who has shared the Best Year video. People have been posting it on facebook, twitter and other websites and thousands of people have seen it. It’s really helping spread the word about my music and album. If you haven’t seen it - please take a look here.
Thanks to Steve Sherrick who generously put this video together, and thanks to all of you, in the US and back in the UK, who have made this a great year for me!
Click here to view or share the video from YouTube
Be a part of Callaghan's Holiday Video
11/25/2011 - Enter Callaghan’s “Snowflakes & Wishes” Holiday Photo Contest! Share a holiday wish for someone you know and you could be featured in Callaghan’s holiday video for Snowflakes!
Photos will be selected to feature in the video and everyone who enters will get a free download of the song Snowflakes! If your photo is selected you will be able to share this special video with all your friends.
11/15/2011 - Here is the first sneak peak at last week's photo shoot in Atlanta...photos by Scott Lowden - five images to see...come onto my Facebook page and let me know which one you like best! (Click on the photos for full sizes)
11/08/11 - Callaghan appeared on last night's edition of The Chattahoochee Folk Hour.
Here's a podcast for you of the live radio show featuring, Best Year, Smile, Get Me Through Tonight, Look Around, Only Thing Real... all presented by new friend Ralph Taylor!
First UK radio play for "Life in Full Colour"
"Look Around" was featured on Bob Harris' Sunday show on BBC Radio 2. There is a lovely intro from Bob, and Shawn Mullins "Lullaby" is played right before too. You can listen again at: http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b012f9dr/Bob_Harris_Sunday_Bella_Hardy_in_Session/ (about 2hr04 into the show)
NOTE: This programme is no longer available
6/22/11 - Callaghan dropped by the studios of AM1690, The Voice of The Arts, yesterday to be interviewed about her upcoming CD release show at Eddie's Attic this Saturday 25th June. and to talk about her new album, "Life In Full Colour".
Listen to the full interview on Callaghan's Facebook Page