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New Noise: John Calvin Abney – Coyote

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Album Review: John Calvin Abney – Coyote Oklahoma has been fertile ground lately for Americana music. Folks like Parker Millsap, John Fullbright and John Moreland have been drawing a lot of attention to the state and John Calvin Abney will deserve just as much credit shortly thanks to his powerful new full length, Coyote. A longtime sideman for many and the touring guitarist for Moreland, Abney has been chipping out time to work on his own material here and there, first with 2016’s Far Cries and Close Calls and now with Coyote, an album that show major growth sonically in just the two short...

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Glide Magazine: JOHN CALVIN ABNEY’S ‘COYOTE’ RIDES THE RAIL OF ATMOSPHERIC EMOTIONS

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Glide Magazine: JOHN CALVIN ABNEY’S ‘COYOTE’ RIDES THE RAIL OF ATMOSPHERIC EMOTIONS (link intentionally left out) If you caught John Moreland on tour any time in 2017, you were treated to a mind-blowing performance from his sideman and sole bandmate, John Calvin Abney. The fellow Oklahoman is a multi-instrumentalist and managed to keep up with the notoriously brisk pace of Moreland’s setlist, switching guitars and jumping on harmonica at lightning speed. It was a performance that likely left many wondering, who the heck is that guy? And it served as an intriguing introduction to Abney’s new solo record, Coyote. The songs on Coyote are...

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Tulsa People: John Calvin Abney has a new album out

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Tulsa People: John Calvin Abney has a new album out Coyotes are well known for their adaptability to many habitats: the desert, grasslands, wooded areas near cities. And so, the name for John Calvin Abney’s third full-length album, “Coyote,” perfectly sums up his life as a touring artist. Released in May, the album chronicles a rough period of being on the road. “Being away from home is tough on the connections you have with loved ones,” explains the Memorial High School graduate. “It’s hard to be part of a community when you’re constantly gone.” This month, however, Abney and fellow...

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OK Sessions: A Conversation with John Calvin Abney

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OK Sessions: A Conversation with John Calvin Abney John Calvin Abney is sitting at a table at Scottie’s Deli on 23rd Street in Oklahoma City, reminiscing over a black bean sandwich and pasta salad, wearing a black T-shirt and a flannel with a hole in the elbow. He’s taking a short break after soundchecking for his record release show at the Blue Door, talking about life on the road, missing Oklahoma, and the future ahead of him. Abney released his new record Coyote on May 18, and he’s already receiving a lot of hype, but, more importantly, Abney feels like he’s found his sound. “I...

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Wide Open Country: Coyote

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John Calvin Abney Releases Expansive New Album ‘Coyote’ You may not have heard of John Calvin Abney but there’s a good chance you’ve heard him. He’s been John Moreland‘s loyal sideman on Moreland’s last few tours. If you read the credits on Chris Porter‘s stellar posthumously released album Don’t Go Baby, It’s Gonna Get Weird Without You, you’ve likely wondered if there’s an instrument Abney doesn’t play. Abney’s musicianship is the foreground for Coyote, an expansive album that draws on the guitar-slinger’s road fatigue. Abney’s previous album, Far Cries and Close Calls, was a promising start that leaned heavily on Dylan as an...

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