Waterbug Records

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Waterbug Records is a small independent record label based in Glen Ellyn, Illinois specializing in singer-songwriters and traditional folk musicians who do original research. The label was founded as an artist cooperative label in 1992 by singer-songwriter Andrew Calhoun.[1][2] Calhoun described the label in a column written for Sing Out!: "Waterbug is largely an artists' co-op. All the artists own their recordings and publishing rights. Twenty artists contributed a song and part of the cost of manufacturing a label sampler, which each of us sell from the stage for $5. We are working cooperatively to help each other get heard."[3]


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  1. ^ Winters, Pamela Murray, "Linen Lites: Andrew Calhoun – Call Me 'Colquhoun'", Dirty Linen, 112, June–July 2004, p.14-15
  2. ^ "Bound to Go: Illuminating Legacy of African American Folk Tradition", All About Jazz, May 23, 2008
  3. ^ Calhoun, Andrew, "Hey Rube!: Success", Sing Out!, 41:2 August–October 1996, p.110-111

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