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Americana UK - John Calvin Abney “Turn Again” – Listen

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Americana UK - John Calvin Abney “Turn Again” – Listen

John Calvin Abney has a new album due out in September called ‘Safe Passsage‘ which features ten new songs by a master of folk-country, including this rather lovely song ‘Turn Again‘.

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Hear Ya - John Calvin Abney announces Safe Passage for 9/27 release

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Hear Ya - John Calvin Abney announces Safe Passage for 9/27 release

John Calvin Abney announces Safe Passage for 9/27 release Photo Credit: Rambo John Calvin Abney is following up on 2018’s excellent Coyote. In the unfinished review I started back then, I wrote that while Coyote was a solid album; I truly believe we’re going to get some real special music from him in the future. We might be here now as this first single is lights out. Here’s some info from the PR team. Like “Turn Again,” many of the songs on Safe Passage tend to look for the light in the face of tragedy, worry, or self-imposed struggle. “Kind...

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Wide Open Country Premiere's "Turn Again"

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Wide Open Country Premiere's "Turn Again"

Wide Open Country Premiere's "Turn Again" Singer-songwriter, instrumentalist and producer John Calvin Abney finds hope in the setbacks on "Turn Again," the first release from his forthcoming album Safe Passage (out on September 27 via Black Mesa Records).The fiddle-driven tune finds value in starting anew and being kind to yourself when you're staring down a road leading to old habits."The less I know the better I feel/ My mind turns easy like a worried wheel," Abney sings. "There's things I miss that tried to kill me/ That took my peace and balled my fists/ And if you find yourself turning...

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Twangville - Mayer’s Picks – the Best of 2019 (So Far), the Albums

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Twangville - Mayer’s Picks – the Best of 2019 (So Far), the Albums

Porter channels his frustration about the state of the world into a glorious rock and roll record.  The lyrical bite can be potent yet not without a glimmer of optimism and rebellion.  “Our redemption song can topple walls but first we must compose it,” he sings on “The Dream Is Dead”.

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Twangville - Mayer’s Playlist for Spring 2019, Part 1

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Twangville - Mayer’s Playlist for Spring 2019, Part 1

Mayer’s Playlist for Spring 2019, Part 1 Waiting For a Sign, M. Lockwood Porter (from the Black Mesa Records release Communion in the Ashes) M. Lockwood Porter is on a quest, longing to step beyond the anguish and misery he sees around him in hopes of finding a better place, personally and for everyone.  The opening – and title – track freely acknowledges the depths to which we’ve sunk.  “There used to be a blueprint for dignity and hope,” he sings, “but the threads have all unraveled at the end of this old rope.”  Yet, rather than wallow in misery...

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