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John Calvin Abney's next full-length album drops August 5th via Black Mesa Records, and he has a busy summer and autumn approaching with a full US solo tour on the books. Over 50+ shows planned and more to be announced as the weeks roll on.

8/3 Galveston, TX - Old Quarter

8/5 Austin, TX - Waterloo Records (early in-store)

8/5 Austin, TX - Sagebrush

8/6 Fort Worth, TX - Magnolia Motor Lounge

8/7 Denton, TX - Dan’s Silverleaf

8/9 Bentonville, AR - House Show (tickets here)

8/10 Iowa City, IA - Trumpet Blossom

8/11 St. Louis, MO - Heavy Anchor

8/12 Chicago, IL - Golden Dagger (tickets here)

8/13 Champaign, IL - Bentley’s

8/15 Indianapolis, IN - TBA

8/16 Columbus, OH - TBA

8/18 NYC, NY - Rockwood Music Hall (tickets here)

8/19 NYC, NY - Skinny Dennis

8/20 Baltimore, MD - Club 603 (tickets here)

8/21 Washington DC - House Show

8/22 Greensboro, NC - Little Brother

8/23 Greensville, SC - Radio Room (tickets here)

8/24 Asheville, NC - Divination Tattoo

8/25 Chattanooga, TN - Cherry Street Tavern

8/26 Nashville, TN - Bowery Vault

8/27 Columbia, TN - House Show

8/29 Florence, AL - All The Best

8/30 Tuscaloosa, AL - Druid City Brewing

8/31 Birmingham, AL - Mom’s Basement

9/1 Mobile, AL - Callaghan’s

9/2 Waverly, AL - Standard Deluxe (tickets here)

9/3 Hattiesburg, MS - T-Bone’s Records (early in-store)

9/3 Hattiesburg, MS - Thirsty Hippo

9/5 Little Rock, AR - Whitewater Tavern

9/8 Fort Worth, TX - The Post

9/9 Pittsburg, KS - Town Plaza

9/10 Tulsa, OK - Vox Pop (tickets here)

9/14 Santa Fe, NM - El Rey Court

9/15 Ridgway, CO - Sherbino Theater (tickets here)

9/16 Ft. Collins, CO - Red Fox Run

9/17 Divide, CO - Paradox

9/18 Crested Butte, CO - The Breadery

9/20 Ft Collins, CO - Surfside 7

9/21 Denver, CO - Skylark Lounge

9/22 Salt Lake City, UT - House Show

9/23 Bozeman, MT - Live From The Divide (tickets here)

9/24 Butte, MT - Pisser’s Palace

9/25 Missoula, MT - Ear Candy Music

9/26 Bremerton, WA - Rimbert Illustration

9/27 Astoria, OR - The Haunt

9/28 Seattle, WA - Sunset Tavern

9/30 Portland, OR - Laurelthirst

10/1 Salem, OR - Infinity Room

10/5 San Rafael, CA - Mink Meadows

10/6 Reno, NV - 7th Street Station

10/7 San Francisco, CA - House Show

10/8 Petaluma, CA - Sunny Hill

10/9 Sacramento, CA - Claimstake

10/12 San Francisco, CA - Lost Church

10/13 Boulder Creek, CA - Lille Aeske

10/14 Ojai, CA - Greater Goods

Pre-order and pre-save "Tourist" here at this link, available on vinyl, CD, and digital on August 5, 2022.


John and team

(photo by Brynn Osborn)

Today of all days, the last single from Tourist has arrived. Lend your ears to “Watch Me Go (Back In Time)” and watch the music video I had the opportunity to write and direct beside Chakra Media, who gallantly shot and edited the work with precision/vision. John Moreland helped push this song forward on bass, programming, and harmonies. Tourist comes out everywhere August 5th and can be pre-ordered on vinyl right now at

If you get a copy of the new album on vinyl in advance via Bandcamp, you’ll be entered in a raffle for the first test pressing of Tourist, signed by myself, sealed, and sent off with love. No worries if you’ve already grabbed your copy, you’re entered into the fray, too.

I'll be supporting the band Hanson on the east coast leg of their album release world tour, which includes some legendary rooms across the land:

7/12 House of Blues - Houston, TX

7/14 Joy Theater - New Orleans, LA

7/15 Ryman Auditorium - Nashville, TN

7/16 The Eastern - Atlanta, GA

7/17 Jannus Live - St. Petersburg, FL

7/19 Alabama Theater - Birmingham, AL

7/20 The Ritz - Raleigh, NC

7/22 National - Richmond, VA

7/23 The Fillmore - Silver Springs, MD

7/24 The Fillmore - Philadelphia, PA

7/26 Palace Theatre - Pittsburg, PA

7/28 Empire Live - Albany, NY

7/29 House of Blues - Boston, MA

7/30 Casino Ballroom - Hampton Beach, NH

7/31 Beacon Theater - New York, NY

(all tickets at

love you.


(photo by Brynn Osborn)

West coast folks and family, I am turning my sails your direction to play telecaster for my friend-in-highway Margo Cilker for the first part of June as well as opening acoustic and solo for the dates starred below. Tickets available at her website.

6/2 Ely, NV • Schellraiser Festival

6/3 Boise, ID • Neurolux

6/4 Walla Walla, WA • Billsville West

6/6 Sisters, OR • Suttle Lodge

6/8 San Francisco, CA • Bottom Of The Hill

6/9 Felton, CA • Felton Music Hall

6/11 Los Angeles, CA • Moroccan Lounge*

6/12 San Diego, CA • Casbah*

6/14 Palm Springs, CA • Alibi*

6/15 Atascadero, CA • Bristols Cider House*

6/16 Sacramento, CA • The Starlet Room*

Later in the month, I’ll be taking my acoustic guitar east to back up the righteous Lizzie No with Barry Stephenson on upright bass for two special dates:

6/23 Black Mountain, NC • Veteran’s Park

6/24 Mt. Solon, VA • Red Wing Roots Festival

Have you pre-ordered Tourist on heavy black vinyl yet? Head to this link and get a copy with the limited edition 35mm camera enamel pin, and save the album to your preferred streaming service. Bandcamp pre-orders will be up soon, also!

Saying June will be a busy month in an understatement! Much to look forward to, especially June 3. Mark your calendars.

stay tuned.

love, jca

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