Every Good Boy Does Fine
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“Glowing with warmth, vulnerability, and a heavy heart, Arsenia’s intimate reflections depict the past and present wrestling within the individual as he endeavors to chart his own course in the world.”—Atwood Magazine

Both a journey of individual healing and a call for action, these poems show that, with a little love and acceptance, anyone can

“Glowing with warmth, vulnerability, and a heavy heart, Arsenia’s intimate reflections depict the past and present wrestling within the individual as he endeavors to chart his own course in the world.”—Atwood Magazine

Both a journey of individual healing and a call for action, these poems show that, with a little love and acceptance, anyone can flourish.

From one of Kansas City’s most exciting singers Calvin Arsenia, comes a debut book of poetry and prose Every Good Boy Does Fine. Named for the classic mnemonic used to teach the lines of the treble clef (EGBDF), his collection speaks to his passion as a musician and also his deep and tumultuous history in the Evangelical community.

Arsenia includes elements of queer poetry, writings on racial awakening, Christian de-conversion, and sexual awakenings in a homophobic community with the hopes that, when finished reading, readers will feel ready to start their own journey of self-expression through music and performance.

A profoundly thoughtful and enlightening work, Arsenia uses his lyrical talent to show that there is always somewhere to go no matter where you are coming from.

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Calvin Arsenia “LA SESSIONS” LIMITED EDITION WHITE 180 GRAM VINYL LP + DIGITAL DOWNLOAD

Calvin Arsenia

“LA Sessions” Limited Edition White 180 Gram Vinyl LP + Digital Download

$24
Click here to purchase on CenterCutRecords.com

LA Sessions follows up the harpist/multi-instrumentalist’s critically acclaimed debut Cantaloupe, and features the achingly haunting single “Back To You.”

Known for his magnetic voice and incandescent use of imagery and costumes in his live performances and videos, Arsenia lets his soulful hypnotic vocal style rule while gathering around him some of music’s most sought-out collaborators/session musicians. His ability to seamlessly bend genres and fuse diverse musical styles (a hallmark of his work) shines through on multiple standout tracks, including “Falling Over,” the playful “Poseidon,” the gospel tinged “Dying,” the jazzy R&B scorcher, “Smoke And Mirrors” and a smoldering version of Billie Holiday’s treasured “Don’t Explain.”

Produced by Tony Braunagel, LA Sessions deftly showcases the eclectic young artist’s incredible vocal gift and features Braunagel on percussion, Paul Brown on guitar, Mike Finnigan on keyboards, Freddie Washington on bass, and David Garfield on piano. Between them, the five musicians have worked with some of music’s most iconic names, including Jimi Hendrix, George Benson, Michael Jackson, Stevie Wonder, Leonard Cohen, Bonnie Raitt, and more.

Limited Edition White 180 Gram Vinyl + Download Card

Side A

  1. Dying
  2. Smoke And Mirrors
  3. Poseidon

Side B

  1. Back To You
  2. Don’t Explain
  3. Falling Over

Calvin Arsenia

LA Sessions CD

$12
Click here to purchase on CenterCutRecords.com

LA Sessions follows up the harpist/multi-instrumentalist’s critically acclaimed debut Cantaloupe, and features the achingly haunting single “Back To You.”

Known for his magnetic voice and incandescent use of imagery and costumes in his live performances and videos, Arsenia lets his soulful hypnotic vocal style rule while gathering around him some of music’s most sought-out collaborators/session musicians. His ability to seamlessly bend genres and fuse diverse musical styles (a hallmark of his work) shines through on multiple standout tracks, including “Falling Over,” the playful “Poseidon,” the gospel tinged “Dying,” the jazzy R&B scorcher, “Smoke And Mirrors” and a smoldering version of Billie Holiday’s treasured “Don’t Explain.”

Produced by Tony Braunagel, LA Sessions deftly showcases the eclectic young artist’s incredible vocal gift and features Braunagel on percussion, Paul Brown on guitar, Mike Finnigan on keyboards, Freddie Washington on bass, and David Garfield on piano. Between them, the five musicians have worked with some of music’s most iconic names, including Jimi Hendrix, George Benson, Michael Jackson, Stevie Wonder, Leonard Cohen, Bonnie Raitt, and more.

  1. Dying
  2. Smoke And Mirrors
  3. Poseidon
  4. Back To You
  5. Don’t Explain
  6. Falling Over

Calvin Arsenia Tote Bag

Color: Natural

$10
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Stylish, yet functional. Who wouldn’t want to carry Calvin around town?

Cotton Sheeting

15 1/2″ x 15″

Downloads

All Is Calm

Calvin Arsenia

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Step into Arsenia's dreamlike whimsy, shimmering through your favorite Christmas Classics.

All proceeds for this album go towards the purchase of Calvin's first harp. Click Download and make a donation of any size.

Featuring: Ben Muñoz on Cello, Shane Borth on Violin and Voila, and Luke "Skippy" Harbur on Beatbox. Mastered by Jametatone at the

Step into Arsenia's dreamlike whimsy, shimmering through your favorite Christmas Classics.

All proceeds for this album go towards the purchase of Calvin's first harp. Click Download and make a donation of any size.

Featuring: Ben Muñoz on Cello, Shane Borth on Violin and Voila, and Luke "Skippy" Harbur on Beatbox. Mastered by Jametatone at the Infoaming Vertex and special thanks to Simon Huntley.

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Catastrophe

Calvin Arsenia

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Manic and moving, Calvin Arsenia's Catastrophe is a relic of genre-bending catharsis beautifully balanced between recklessness and poise.

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