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OK Sessions: A Conversation with John Calvin Abney

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OK Sessions: A Conversation with John Calvin Abney

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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Wide Open Country: Coyote

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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Wannabe: Coyote

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Wannabe: "Coyote" by John Calvin Abney “Coyote” is yet another huge leap forward for JCA as I think he is still exploring and finding out who he is as a musician and who he wants to be. Where I’ve previously pigeonholed him as “Americana,” he has now surpassed that type of gentrification as he’s become a songwriter that is able to capture the ubiquitousness of human nature. His music traverses space and time to become a reflection of those listening and there’s a lot of magic to be found in that skill. If you'd like more from John Calvin Abney,...

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Mother Church Pew - Coyote Review

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Mother Church Pew - Coyote Review

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Rolling Stone Country: 10 New Country Artists You Need to Know: May 2018

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Rolling Stone Country: 10 New Country Artists You Need to Know: May 2018

Rolling Stone Country: 10 New Country Artists You Need to Know: May 2018 John Calvin Abney Sounds Like: Dreamy folk with a good balance of sadness and sunshine For Fans of: Elliott Smith, M. Ward, Wilco's slower acoustic tracks Why You Should Pay Attention: If you've seen John Moreland live, you've likely also seen John Calvin Abney, who spends part of his time onstage performing alongside the fellow Oklahoman singer-songwriter. But Abney's been making his own music for a decade too, with his subtle, introspective skills culminating on his newest LP, Coyote. Written after weathering some personal losses – of a friend (the...

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