“Superior”

Released just in time for quarantine

Preview tracks on our music page now!

Recordings

Please check out our new release, "Superior" on our music page...

Kind Words

The Crew

Starting as a husband and wife folk duo, Calamity Jean has since teamed up with former Hot Heads to form the 6 piece band you see today. Collectively we have played jazz, blues, bluegrass, folk, garage rock, punk, swing, classic country, power pop (etal.), all of which get stirred into our musical melting pot...the Americana way

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Jean Mason

Lead Vocals

The heart and soul of Calamity Jean, she has been singing around the Twin Cities since the early 2000's

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John Mason

Guitar, Violin

After 40 years of writing songs, he thinks he might be getting the hang of it. He has played with 900 Pounds and Musty Velvet, and a few other bands you probably never heard of

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Frankie John French

Guitar, Harmonica

A guitar legend, Frankie taught himself how to play blues harp when he was 12 using Tony Glover's book. Former bands include Splat, The Strappin' Daddy-Os, Dog 994 and the Hot Heads

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Eric "Buc" Nelson

Mandolin, Trombone

That sparkle you hear is probably Buc on the mando! Formerly of Three Car Garage and the Hot Heads

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Randy Venaas

Bass

Randy has helped anchor several groups around the Twin Cities, including the Hot Heads and the Saddle Sores

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Mo Engel

Drums, Percussion

Formerly of the Smarts and Hot Heads, he also plays with the Saddle Sores, Jaztronauts among many more