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Wide Open Country - Hear John Calvin Abney's Eclectic Statement of Positivity, 'Safe Passage' [Album Premiere]

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Wide Open Country - Hear John Calvin Abney's Eclectic Statement of Positivity, 'Safe Passage' [Album Premiere]

Hear John Calvin Abney's Eclectic Statement of Positivity, 'Safe Passage' [Album Premiere] Like many of his talented peers operating under Americana's broad umbrella, John Calvin Abney doesn't limit himself to writing twangy, country-influenced songs, as heard on the far-reaching odyssey through his record collection titled Safe Passage. The album officially arrives tomorrow (Sept. 27) on Black Mesa Records, and it's streaming a day early via Wide Open Country. Safe Passage isn't a country-free zone by any means, considering that the whimsically western "Kind Days" and the steel guitar-laden trip down memory lane "Backwards Spring" meet all your traditionalist needs. Beyond...

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No Depression - John Calvin Abney’s ‘Safe Passage’ Chooses Compassion

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No Depression - John Calvin Abney’s ‘Safe Passage’ Chooses Compassion

John Calvin Abney’s ‘Safe Passage’ Chooses Compassion You don’t get to play on 29 albums within six years on flash alone. John Calvin Abney’s greatest asset — as a guitarist, singer, and songwriter — is his ability to surrender to the song. It’s what’s paired him with artists as varied as Lee Bains III and the Glory Fires, Porter and the Bluebonnet Rattlesnakes, and fellow Oklahomans M Lockwood Porter, Samantha Crain, and John Moreland. Though Abney’s perfectly capable of guitar pyrotechnics, his solo material favors gentle, contemplative compositions. Safe Passage finds Abney at the crossroads of self-compassion and self-doubt, and...

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Americana Highways: John Calvin Abney’s “Safe Passage” Will Grab You And Refuse To Let Go

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Americana Highways: John Calvin Abney’s “Safe Passage” Will Grab You And Refuse To Let Go

"...a damn near perfect album."
"His talent and originality shine on every song, holding your attention throughout, a feat not easily accomplished in our 30 second attention span world."

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Glide Magazine - John Calvin Abney Navigates Through the Dark on “Safe Passage” (Album Review)

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Glide Magazine - John Calvin Abney Navigates Through the Dark on “Safe Passage” (Album Review)

"[Safe Passage] sounds pleasant enough but there’s plenty of thought and discourse about various emotions throughout which one can only appreciate through careful listening."

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ROUTES & BRANCHES - John Calvin Abney

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ROUTES & BRANCHES -  John Calvin Abney

ROUTES & BRANCHES -  John Calvin Abney You'll spot John Calvin Abney in a lot of John Moreland performance videos.  He's the (much) smaller guy with the guitar or the harmonica or the keyboard, the shaggy-haired, unshaven fellow who looks like he's having a ball there, along for the ride with one of the shooting stars of our kind of music.  You also might have caught Abney during his work with folks like Levi Parham, Samantha Crain, Beth Bombara or Chris Porter.  Fact is, for all the time he spends as a smaller font feature, it's kind of a wonder...

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