News — John Calvin Abney

Americana UK: "Coyote" 9/10

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Oh, What a Beautiful Abney...one of Oklahoma's finest comes up with the goods! Girlfriend or girl-fiend? There are some excellent break-up albums around at the moment. Lilly Hiatt’s gorgeously rocking ‘Trinity Lane’ is written in blood and self-recrimination and now along comes Coyotefrom John Calvin Abney, who offers up the tattered remnants of his broken-heart. If you’re a fan of John Moreland, you will already be aware of Abney, Moreland’s dependable and extraordinary band member who plays guitar and keyboards, not to mention a gorgeous pedal-steel. They grew up together in Tulsa, Oklahoma and have each other’s backs. Abney will be...

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CHILLFLTR Review: "Always Enough"

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John Calvin Abney - Always Enough With a strong confessional mojo borrowed in part from Elliot Smith, John Calvin Abney speaks some simple truth with his new single Always Enough. The doubled lead vocal gives away that Pacific Northwest production style, even if he calls Oklahoma his home. A rambling melody is shared between the piano and guitar, and the lyrics paint an image that comes easy to most of us: finding our own way through life and pushing against the impulse to blame the ones we love most for the hardest bits. Maybe we already have what we need, and...

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Wide Open Country Premiere: "Always Enough"

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Song Premiere: John Calvin Abney’s Pensive and Redemptive Lullaby ‘Always Enough’ When John Calvin Abney finished writing “Always Enough,” naturally it felt good. But, it also felt like a necessary step in Abney’s budding career. Abney readily admits that may sound cliche and contrived, but it’s a genuine sentiment from the Oklahoma singer-songwriter.“I don’t feel enlightened or anything,” Abney tells Wide Open Country. “I just feel comfortable with who I’ve become. I’m more connected with my songwriting and feel like I’m not trying to be somebody else anymore.”“Always Enough,” the lead track from Abney’s upcoming album Coyote, is a dream...

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The Boot Premiere: "Get Your House In Order"

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JOHN CALVIN ABNEY, ‘GET YOUR HOUSE IN ORDER’ [EXCLUSIVE PREMIERE] Oklahoma-based singer-songwriter John Calvin Abney is premiering his new song "Get Your House in Order" exclusively for readers of The Boot. Press play below to listen. Lush harmonies are layered over a dreamy groove on "Get Your House in Order," a song that's all about setting yourself straight. The tune appears on Abney's forthcoming album Coyote, which features instrumental performances from some of Americana's best musicians, including former Drive By Truckers bassist Shonna Tucker, who provides the track's pulsing backbone. “In the last year, I was confronted with a series of events that...

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One Chord To Another: "Every Now and Then"

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John Calvin Abney – Every Now and Then A long time favourite John Calvin Abney is preparing a release of his new full-length album Coyote that is due out 18th of May on Black Mesa Records. He is a great songwriter and musician from Oklahoma and his 2016 album Far Cries and Close Calls is very dear to me. Since then he has toured as the lead guitarist for John Moreland, but somewhere along the way he also found the time to write a new magnificent solo album. The first outtake Every Now and Then premiered earlier in the week...

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