Waiting on the Lord
Something different in contemporary gospel. A new anointed sound, a new anointed voice, Lon Calvin Whitfield Biography: (LON CALVIN WHITFIELD) From the first note produced by this marvelous singer/musician/writer/producer you will agree that he has the Midas touch. Since the age of 4, Lon Calvin Whitfield has been an entertainer and promised to set the standard for the 1990's. Born in Southern Virginia, Calvin grew up in a household of Gospel music. Calvin's grandmother was instrumental in writing such songs as 'Uncloudy Day' and 'Let Jesus Lead You'. With all this positive music in his household Lon Calvin Whitfield absorbed the inspiration and talent at an early age that he needed to be an innovator in a competitive music industry. While completing his early education, Rock, as he is affectionately called, made a name for himself in talent shows consistently coming out in first place with his gifted vocal ability and dance routines. Lon Calvin Whitfield's musical career became official upon coming to New York to attend Brooklyn College where he majored in music and classical guitar. There he received his formal training in college while performing in clubs, churches, as well as studio sessions for such notables as Pearl Bailey, Harry Bellefonte, and Jimmy Seigler. Calvin also expanded upon his experience making a name for himself as a jazz bassist, performing with such notables as Winton Marsalis, Kenny Kirkland, and Buster Williams. While earning a living as a respected musician, Calvin was asked to sing on several off-Broadway productions such as 'Sister Salvation' and 'Yesterday Meets Today' making his official entrance in the music industry as a lead vocalist performing artist. After two successful off-Broadway productions Calvin decided to turn his attention to his first love--performing R&B and Gospel music. Calvin continued to hold on to his roots in gospel working with such groups as The Winans, The Hawkins Family, and Dannabelle Hall, and producing his first solo album 'Can't Get Enough.' After working with many groups Calvin landed a contract with Entertainment Enterprises of Hartford, Connecticut, as a lead singer and member of the R&B group 'Two Plus Two,' recording their hit 'Show You.', Finally currently performing with Jason "Malletman" Taylor and Lon Whitfield has released his solo CD entitled " Forever Love" In conclusion, Lon Calvin Whitfield represents an artist that can write, produce, and perform extraordinary music with minimal investment but yielding profitable returns and upon his first note you will agree that he is an innovator and will be long remembered for his contributions as a self-contained lead singer/musician/producer/arranger in the recording industry.