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Well, you found it. Welcome to the Brent Calderwood music page. If you found it by accident, please go back to my home page. I'm really a writer. Honest.

Amy Tan, Dave Barry, and Stephen King are in a multi-author band called "Don't Quit Your Day Job"; my goal is to write prose as well as they do. In the meantime, since I've been told that I play guitar almost as well as Stephen King, I occasionally play a song or two at my readings. But only if asked. To let people know what they're in for, I've posted a few of my songs here.


                  "The Radiator Song" (original song)

MP3s: Streaming Audio

My Man Friday     |     Company (live)    |


"Company"  |  "Everything Sounds Cliche" |  "Anything But Down"(original song)  (original song)   (cover)

UPCOMING SHOWS [click here for readings]

Friday, July 27, 2012 · 7:00pm – 9:00pmBrent Calderwood @ Modern Times Bookstore2919 24th Street San Francisco,  CA Featured reader at the San Francisco Queer Open Mic. Sign-up starts at 7:00pm, featured reading by Brent Calderwood starts at 7:30pm.


Wednesday, April 18· 8:00pm – 10:00pm Smack Dab Reading SeriesMagnet 4122 18th Street @ Castro Street San Francisco,  CA 94114 Featured reading and music performance by Brent Calderwood. Monthly reading series/open mic in the heart of the Castro, hosted by author-performance artist Kirk Read. Open mic signup starts at 7:30pm, 15 slots per night, 10-15 minutes for the night’s featured performer. Free. (415) 546-6300

Saturday, January 21· 5:00pm – 7:00pm Homophonic: Songwriter showcase Martuni’s 4 Valencia Street @ Market Street San Francisco,  CA Monthly LGBT songwriter showcase at Martuni’s piano bar, hosted by Jeb Havens, Tawnee Kendall, and Derek Schmidt. Singing original songs and a few covers (Johnny Cash? Joni Mitchell?) on guitar with backup from guitarist Leech Haven.


Cover of BarTab Magazine Appeared on the August 2010 Cover of BarTab, the monthly club magazine from the Bay Area Reporter. Sharing the cover are drag performer Oxana Olsen and the late Ricky Maldonado. You can read the entire issue here.

Music and Interview featured in the film The Butch Factor Award-winning documentary by Christopher Hines that explores how men think and feel about masculinity and identity. According to IMDB, I star as “Himself” in the film; this makes me one of a handful of poets with an IMDB page. Also includes members of the band The Ex-Boyfriends.

Interview: Russell David's podcast simplemuzik Fans of stripped-down singer-songwriter music are in for a treat now that all 200-plus episodes are available for free download. My interviews are number 96 & 97 (that's two hours of talking and playing, folks).