(photo by the splendid Tom Dunning)

Hello, folks! Here is some more news headed your way.

In order to dodge being confused with century old theologians and related fare, John is now going by his full name and dropping the one-two to go three names strong. John Calvin Abney is the name you'll see in releases and promotion here on out.

John will be releasing his LP, "Better Luck" in late fall on vinyl, CD, and digital distribution.

Fellow bandmate Kyle Reid will be releasing his LP, "Alright, Here We Go..." on 12'' and CD, too, so as always, keep an ear to the ground and an eye to the sky for more good news and melodies.


In a bout of supermoon madness and the echoing of a lonesome sound, John Moreland has started work on his new record also, including J.C.A, Jarod Tyler, and Jesse Aycock as instrumentalists. JM's songs are as profound as ever and the studio environment has been nothing short of wonderful. If you haven't heard of John Moreland, then you're doing yourself a disservice. Go immerse yourself in his tunes (his last record "In The Throes",) and his labelmates on Last Chance Records.


Come see John as he rolls through your town in the US South this August:

August 12 - College Bar, Stillwater, OK (w/ Cody Brewer) August 14 - Red Brick Bar, Norman, OK August 15 - The Blue Door, OKC, OK (w/ John Moreland) August 16 - The Colony, Tulsa, OK (w/ Robert Hoefling, Jarod Tyler) August 18 - House Show, Russellville, AR (w/ Uncle Fatty) August 19 - Maxine's, Hot Springs, AR (w/ Uncle Fatty) August 20 - Whitewater Tavern, Little Rock, AR (w/ Uncle Fatty) August 21 - Thirsty Hippo, Hattiesburg, MS (w/Mississippi Shakedown and Della Memoria) August 22 - Mezo's, Ocean Springs, MS (w/ Mississippi Shakedown and Della Memoria) August 23 -  Irish Coast, Gulfport, MS August 25 - Flying Harpoon, Gulfshores, AL August 26 - Neutural Grounds, New Orleans, LA August 27 - Magnolia Motor Lounge, Fort Worth, TX August 28 - House Show, Dallas, TX

Take care and keep moving,

j.c. and family

(photo by Dakota Leuwallen)

(text taken from the KOSU website)

"On Friday, June 20 at 8pm, KOSU hosts singer/songwriter John Calvin in our Oklahoma City performance studio, as part of Premiere on Film Row.

The Norman multi-instrumentalist just finished recording an album in San Francisco, but released an EP, Without Wax, in 2012.

  • For a chance to win tickets to this exclusive event, e-mail us at tickets@kosu.org."


This Saturday, June 21! I am playing solo at Frank and Lola's in Bartlesville, OK once again, loud AND turned down. Let's make it happen.

Gearing up for another tour through the southern United States in August and the release of the full-length record, "Better Luck" in late fall 2014.

see you on the road,


john and family.

We're pulling for you, guaranteed. Poolboys for life.