ANNIE CALHOUN was born in North Carolina. Despite living in New York City for more than 40 years, she still considers herself a Southerner by nature and by heart. She raised her children in the Bronx, where she still lives today. Her house was always full of the neighborhood kids, their games and their music. She is an active community member who works with the elderly and connects with other groups of need through her church. Her son, drummer Will Calhoun, sat in on the interview and composed a piece in her honor, which Blitz played in a pop-up concert at the Longwood Laundromat on Friday, March 27th at 7pm, 2015.
on her early days in North carolina...
on her mother's music...
"they took care of us."
How the North Carolina community took care of Annie and her family during hard times.
Much like her mother's home, Annie's house became a community hub as her kids grew up. Kids and teens and would spend their afternoons in Annie's basement playing music and hanging out.
The Old Rugged Cross was one of Annie's mother's favorites. She would conduct a capella performances of it at her house for the neighboring children.