“Always Enough” by John Calvin Abney from the album ‘Coyote’ on Black Mesa Records www.johncalvinabney.com www.blackmesarecords.com Music: John Calvin Abney Director/Writer: Bobby Dean Orcutt Cinematography: Clay Flores Editing: Joey Kneiser Shot on location in downtown Tulsa, Oklahoma. All rights reserved, Bullets in the Chamber Folk, BMI 2018
"Get Your House in Order" by John Calvin Abney, from the album ‘Coyote’ on Black Mesa Records www.johncalvinabney.com www.blackmesarecords.com shot on location in St. Louis, Missouri Director: Nate Burrell Cinematography: Nate Burrell Casting: Nate Burrell Location Photography: Jess Luther Editing: Andrew Wilkins Hospitality: Heather Parker, John Parker Actors: Lisa Houdei, Kit Hamon All rights reserved, Bullets in the Chamber Folk, BMI 2018
New video for the song Way Out. From the new album Far Cries and Close Calls. www.johncalvinabney.com
We caught up with John Calvin Abney at Guestroom, a lovely record store nestled near the University of Oklahoma campus. Any nerves John showed prior to recording were washed away as soon as he began playing, channeled into his Elliott Smith inspired 'Sirens'--a track that you not only hear but feel on a truly visceral level.
April 20, 2018 | Bob Boilen -- When you hear John Moreland's sweet voice, it's hard to believe he spent years singing in punk, metal-core and hardcore bands. You can still hear that passion in his music, only now it's punctuated by his acoustic guitar. At the Tiny Desk, Moreland gave nod toward the more visceral side of his music when, about a minute into "Old Wounds," he sang, "if we don't bleed, it don't feel like a song." It's a line I could imagine Steve Earle singing. In fact, John Moreland's dad was a big fan of Steve Earle. It's a style of storytelling and image-painting that John Moreland has been making with his guitar for at least the past ten years, over seven albums. His songs are filled with characters and tales of broken love and broken people. Moreland and his musical partner John Calvin Abney kick off the Tiny Desk Concert with "Sallisaw Blue," a song originally recorded in a bar in Moreland's hometown of Tulsa. "Down for the count, along for the ride Sipping cold medicine, ruining our lives Slumming I-40 with American songs They can bury our bodies in American wrongs" This lead-off track to John Moreland's latest record, Big Bad Luv, is one of loneliness and pain but it comes from a talented man with a lot of heart, so it won't bring you down. SET LIST "Sallisaw Blue" "Old Wounds" "Cherokee" MUSICIANS John Moreland, John Calvin Abney CREDITS Producers: Bob Boilen, Morgan Noelle Smith; Creative Director: Bob Boilen; Audio Engineer: Josh Rogosin; Videographers: Morgan Noelle Smith, Dani Lyman; Production Assistants: Joshua Bote; Photo: Morgan Noelle Smith/NPR.