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Vice Versa EP Reissue

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Vice Versa EP Reissue

Black Mesa Records is proud to announce the re-issue of John Calvin Abney’s Vice Versa Suite EP. Available on CD and, for the first time, a stunning blue and white splatter 10” vinyl. Pre-orders begin October 23 with orders expected to ship mid to late November.

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One Chord To Another: Best of 2018 mid year review

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One Chord To Another: Best of 2018 mid year review What a great list to be a part of.

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"Always Enough" Official Video

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Rolling Stone Country: 10 Best Country and Americana Songs of the Week

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Rolling Stone Country: 10 Best Country and Americana Songs of the Week "Always Enough" With its double-tracked vocals and kaleidoscopic pop twists, "Always Enough" channels the hushed, lo-fi symphonies of Elliot Smith's Figure 8. Far from a mere nod to his influences, though, the song finds John Calvin Abney making peace with his biggest champion and simultaneous critic: himself. "Can't you see that we were always enough?" he asks, turning the song into an ode to self-actualization.

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Wide Open Country’s Best Songs of 2018 So Far

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Wide Open Country’s Best Songs of 2018 So Far “Cowboys and Canyon Queens,” John Calvin Abney Of all the songs on John Calvin Abney’s stunning Coyote, “Cowboys and Canyon Queens” is the strongest lyrically. Abney paints a rich picture of Oklahoma, contrasting his home with the many places he’s seen while on tour. We knew he could sling a guitar, but this song proves Abney’s chops as a lyricist. — Rachel Cholst

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