Hey everyone,

After tours and shows this year were put to a full stop, I retreated into my home studio and created a new album with Moreland remotely. This album is called Familiar Ground and I am happy to share with you today the first single, "Shine Like a Friend", set free into the cosmos on 11/20 this year via Black Mesa Records. It is currently available on all streaming platforms, including Bandcamp (johncalvinabney.bandcamp.com). You can pre-order the vinyl album from blackmesarecords.com or through your local record stores, if you ask, I bet they can order. Amidst this wild and chaotic world, I wish you all comfort and peace with those you love and live with. More news coming soon.

-love, John

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Greetings from a cold corridor in Ames, Iowa.

I wanted to drop by with some good news. First of all, the first vinyl pressing of Safe Passage (500) is nearly sold out in the first four months of it’s release. Thank you to everyone who purchased the physical medium and spun it at home, work, and spaces of joy, both shared and personal. In the light of this, Black Mesa Records has decided to re-press my long since out-of-print 2016 album “Far Cries and Close Calls” (originally on Horton Records), along with 2018’s “Coyote”, which also sold out last year.

Both albums will come pressed onto black vinyl, with a limited color edition for each work to signify their second life. Starting immediately, you can pre-order these new pressings on my own Bandcamp, along with our respective websites. Thank you again for listening and may warmth surround you and yours in these winter months.

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