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OK Gazette - John Calvin Abney interview

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Roamin’ holiday Abney said the lead into every album feels different from the last one. Each record was its own journey. “Album releases are funny because they’re obstacles to be overcome,” he said. “You complete all these tasks and it’s a good time to kind of measure yourself and what you’ve learned.” What Abney has learned this time around is that any challenge left neglected will eventually consume you. Life can be tough, but it is always rolling forward. “You have to fight your battles,” he said, “and even if you lose them, you have to keep moving. That’s something...

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Americana Highways: John Calvin Abney Interview

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Americana Highways: John Calvin Abney Interview

Interview: John Calvin Abney on John Moreland, Scrappy Coyote Pups, Family Advice & Oklahoma Landscapes   When Americana Highways flagged down John Calvin Abney, John Moreland’s guitarist with an upcoming album of his own, Coyote (Black Mesa Records) it was in the middle of a lot of travel and he and the band were handling some unintended bumps in the road. “I was in Indianapolis last night,” he said, “and I’m currently catching a ride down to Chattanooga on the way to Nashville. Last night I had to open the sold out show for Deer Tick, and come out and...

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Innocent Words: "Coyote"

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John Calvin Abney: Coyote (Black Mesa) 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.’ It is an album that shows major growth sonically...

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New site refresh, including new artist pages

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New site refresh, including new artist pages

We've recently updated the site to a new, lighter color scheme. We've also gone through and fixed some little glitches that have been bothering us for a while. While we were at it, we decided to re-vamp how we present our artist's pages. Formerly, when you navigated to one of our artist's pages, you were presented an excerpt from their bio, and then a product listing. Now, we show you the full bio, along with a list of recent press articles, and links to products. We hope that you can learn a little more about our artists this way and...

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Last two weeks of Coyote Pre-order, "Sundowner" premiere, and more

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Last two weeks of Coyote Pre-order, "Sundowner" premiere, and more

We've been getting some great press from Coyote. Here's what Wide Open Country had to say: "Abney’s brand of Americana isn’t deeply rooted in country tinged crooners or twang. Rather, Abney's delievers soft and elegant moments reminiscent of Beck’s Sea Change, Ryan Adams‘ 29 and Elliott Smith’s Either/Or."

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