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NEW ALBUM  "TABULA RASA"  NOW AVAILABLE!!!

Tabula Rasa

by Calum Graham

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12 song solo album featuring Instrumentals, Vocals, and new songs written on the Harp Guitar with guest performances by Michael Manring and Antoine Dufour.

Release date : March 2016

Produced, Recorded, Engineered, and Mixed by Antoine Dufour (Studio AD in L’Assomption, Quebec, Canada) and Terence Lam (TL Studios in Etobicoke, Ontario, Canada)

Mastered by Antoine Dufour

'Tabula Rasa' kept me listening from start to finish. Calum Graham is writing some of the best music I have heard in recent years. - Rob Poland (Candyrat Records)

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  1. 1 The Nomad 04:14 Info
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  2. 2 Tabula Rasa 02:56 Info
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  3. 3 Wild Woman 03:18 Info
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  4. 4 Point Of Contact (feat. Antoine Dufour) 01:01 Info
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  5. 5 Billie Jean (M. Jackson Cover) 05:02 Info
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  6. 6 Phoenix Rising 04:29
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  7. 7 Half Your Heart 04:14 Info
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  8. 8 Lighthouse 05:58 Info
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  9. 9 Ghost 04:34 Info
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  10. 10 Easy to Love 04:26 Info
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  11. 11 Farewell (feat. Michael Manring) 04:32 Info
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  12. 12 Whiskey Sunrise 02:18 Info
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It was 1985 when one of the most iconoclastic fingerstyle geniuses to walk the planet made a counterintuitive decision to shake up his established instrumental legacy by adding his voice. Michael Hedges, on Watching My Life Go By, surprised fans with a vocal album that met with mixed reactions from a fan base which had come to expect only fretboard gymnastics. Fast-forward to 2016 and fingerstyle wizard Calum Graham has also, déjà-vu like, unleashed a vocal talent on his new CD Tabula Rasa to wonderfully complement his well-deserved fingerstyle celebrity. The difference here, though, is that Hedges' voice was arguably mediocre, whereas Graham's is flat-out stunning. Calum Graham's swampy and powerfully soulful vocals on "Wild Woman" and "Half Your Heart" could rival R&B icon Marc Broussard's signature sound. Graham has also proven himself to be a deft and evocative lyricist on this release as evidenced by the tune "Ghost"… haunting in every respect by plumbing a deep poetry of loss and a fervency of delivery, with guitar and voice in perfect but sad sympathy. Graham may even one-up the groove of former CandyRat labelmate Gareth Pearson's version of Michael Jackson's "Billie Jean" with the addition of his stirring vocals… and with a harp guitar, no less. There is plenty to satisfy the fingerstyle purist on this release, however. Graham was the first-place winner of the Canadian Guitar Festival in 2010 at the age of 18, and has been named as one of the top 30 guitarists under the age of 30 by Acoustic Guitar Magazine. "Tabula Rasa" was produced, recorded and engineered by legendary fingerstylist Antoine Dufour. So, instrumental purists, prepare to be blown away by compositions like "Tabula Rasa," Phoenix Rising" and "The Nomad" which faithfully capture on six strings a spectrum of feeling from exultation to tribulation. Completing a circle of sorts begun in 1985, Michael Manring, bassist extraordinaire who played on Michael Hedges' Watching My Life Go By, joins Calum for an atmospheric anthem entitled -- in testament, perhaps -- "Farewell." © Alan Fark (Minor 7th) http://www.minor7th.com

"Burning Up"

"Phoenix Rising" (now over 2,000,000 views!!)

Date Event Location
Calum Graham @ PLAT Theatre in Pontiac, MI PLAT Theatre, Pontiac, MI PLAT Theatre, Pontiac, MI
Calum Graham @ Private House Concert in Birmingham, MI Private House Concert , Birmingham, MI Private House Concert , Birmingham, MI
Calum Graham @ ROSEQ Showcase in Rimouski, Canada ROSEQ Showcase, Rimouski, 10 ROSEQ Showcase, Rimouski, 10
Calum Graham @ Carlson's on Macleod in High River, Canada Carlson's on Macleod, High River, 01 Carlson's on Macleod, High River, 01
Calum Graham @ Alberta Showcase in Fort Saskatchewan, Canada Alberta Showcase, Fort Saskatchewan, 01 Alberta Showcase, Fort Saskatchewan, 01
Calum Graham @ Private House Concert in Calgary, Canada Private House Concert, Calgary, 01 Private House Concert, Calgary, 01
Calum Graham @ Ontario Contact Showcase (private) in Peterborough, Canada Ontario Contact Showcase (private), Peterborough, ON Ontario Contact Showcase (private), Peterborough, ON
Calum Graham @ The Miller Lash House in Toronto, Canada The Miller Lash House, Toronto, ON The Miller Lash House, Toronto, ON
Calum Graham @ Private House Concert in Halifax, Canada Private House Concert, Halifax, NS Private House Concert, Halifax, NS
Calum Graham @ The Carleton in Halifax, Canada The Carleton, Halifax, NS The Carleton, Halifax, NS
Calum Graham @ Dalhousie University in Halifax, Canada Dalhousie University, Halifax, NS Dalhousie University, Halifax, NS
Calum Graham @ Théâtre Petit-Champlain in Quebec, Canada Théâtre Petit-Champlain, Quebec, QC Théâtre Petit-Champlain, Quebec, QC
Calum Graham @ Galt Little Theatre in Cambridge, Canada Galt Little Theatre , Cambridge, ON Galt Little Theatre , Cambridge, ON
Calum Graham @ TBA in Linz, Austria TBA, Linz, 04 TBA, Linz, 04
Calum Graham @ TBA in Krefeld, Germany TBA, Krefeld, NW TBA, Krefeld, NW
Calum Graham @ TBA in Munich, Germany TBA, Munich TBA, Munich
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Minor 7th Album Review of 'Tabula Rasa' 

It was 1985 when one of the most iconoclastic fingerstyle geniuses to walk the planet made a counterintuitive decision to shake up his established instrumental legacy by adding his voice. Michael Hedges, on Watching My Life Go By, surprised fans with a vocal album that met with mixed reactions from a fan base which had come to expect only fretboard gymnastics. Fast-forward to 2016 and fingerstyle wizard Calum Graham has also, déjà-vu like, unleashed a vocal talent on his new CD Tabula Rasa to wonderfully…

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Sushi & Nachos 

My first exposure to the music of Calum Graham was a record he made with Don Ross called 12:34, back in 2013. Don Ross was the acknowledged king of fingerstyle guitar, and when he deemed young Calum Graham (21 at the time) worthy of making a duo album it gave instant credibility to Graham. 

Tabula Rasa is Calum Graham’s sixth album, with his debut recording having been released when he was just 17 years old. Hailing from High River, Alberta and now located in Toronto, he lists his guitar influences as Don…

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Stonebridge Guitars Album Review 

March 28, 2016 · Stonebridge Guitars International 

Earlier this month, Calum Graham released an exceptional new full length album called Tabula Rasa.  It’s a 12 song solo album featuring instrumentals, vocals, and new songs written on the harp guitar with guest performances by Michael Manring and Antoine Dufour. 

Luke Michielsen:  For those who don’t know, what is the meaning of the title Tabula Rasa? 

Calum Graham: Tabula rasa means blank slate in latin. 

LM: Your album has an amazing ‘sound’…

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Modern Fingerstyle Guitar Podcast (Pt.2)  Podcast

..This is part 2 of the interview with Toronto-based modern fingerstyle guitarists Calum Graham.

If you missed it, you can listen to part 1 here.

Calum is a man of many guitars.
He’s the recent recipient of a Charles Shifflett Harp guitar, and some of his other guitars include a Lowden 0-25, Charles Shiflett Classical Guitar (Brazilian Rosewood/Cedar), Stonebridge G24SK-A, and a Stonebridge Baritone among others.

In this podcast we cover: 

  • Composing with Don Ross on album 12:34
  • His latest project…
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Modern Fingerstyle Guitar Podcast (Pt.1)  Podcast

At just 23 years old, Calum Graham is a extraordinarily talented Canadian fingerstyle guitarist based out of Toronto. Originally inspired by a Don Ross cassette tape, Calum got to work honing his skills, eventually collaborating with Don on the acoustic duet album titled 12:34.

Calum has been named one of Acoustic Guitar Magazine’s 30 Best Guitarists Under 30 and has won a number of music and talent competitions including the Canadian Fingerstyle Guitar Competition at the Canadian Guitar Festival in 2010.…

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FAME Canada Interview 

Published on FAME Canada, Oct. 17, 2014

 

Calum Graham just turned 23 at the end of October this year, and has already enjoyed a career that would be the envy of artists double his age.

Born in British Columbia and raised in High River, Alta., this guitarist and singer/songwriter has released four acclaimed albums, won major musical competitions, performed at the Olympic games in both Vancouver and London, and has racked up phenomenal views on YouTube.

Canadian singer/songwriter Calum Graham

This past…

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