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Song You Need to Know: John Calvin Abney, ‘When This Blows Over’

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Song You Need to Know: John Calvin Abney, ‘When This Blows Over’

In Abney’s case, his post-pandemic plan is reuniting with the people he loves and going places. “There was a time in my life when I could be anywhere,” he sings, a note of sadness in his voice that makes him sound a little bit like Elliott Smith if he’d founded a scruffy alt-country band and moved to Oklahoma.

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John Calvin Abney Announces New LP, Familiar Ground, To Release November 20 via Black Mesa Records

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John Calvin Abney Announces New LP, Familiar Ground, To Release November 20 via Black Mesa Records

John Calvin Abney has announced his fifth studio album, Familiar Ground, which is due out November 20, 2020 on Black Mesa Records and available for pre-order / pre-save now HERE. The follow-up to his well-received 2019 LP Safe Passage, Familiar Ground was crafted piece by piece with assistance from longtime collaborator and fellow Tulsa-based singer/songwriter, John Moreland. Throughout the 9-song set, Abney mulls over just what it means to pass the time and fully experience our fleeting lives on earth. 

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Moondogshake - Communion In The Ashes

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Moondogshake - Communion In The Ashes

M. Lockwood Porter - Communion in the Ashes Communion in the Ashes harnesses the spirit of Tom Petty with its jaunty, upbeat, guitar jangling songs and thoughtful political messages. Melodic and foot tapping new songs that fit you like a comfortable pair of shoes. M.Lockwood Porter is contemporary but has a familiar style. It’s one that will please many who revel in Springsteen, Dylan or Tom Petty. It is a classic genre to play in but this album manages to stand up tall. This is a collection of well written songs and there is a variety and pacing through the...

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Wannabe Reviews John Calvin Abney's 'Safe Passage'

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Wannabe Reviews John Calvin Abney's 'Safe Passage'

In the latest Wannabe, artist Chris Prunckle offers his illustrated commentary on Safe Passage, the new album from Oklahoma folk singer John Calvin Abney, in his signature six-panel comic strip form

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M. Lockwood Porter comes home for the holidays

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M. Lockwood Porter comes home for the holidays

It's a Thanksgiving miracle: Former Berkeleyite M. Lockwood Porter is coming home. Briefly, that is.

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