Safe Passage has had a splendid run flying around the airwaves and wifi signals the past month and John is readying himself for a massive tour in support of the new album. Here is what folks are saying about the collection of tunes:

"Melodic, ethereal...lush." - Billboard

"His greatest asset is his ability to surrender to the song. Gentle, contemplative compositions" - No Depression

"Safe Passage will carry you to straight to country/folk bliss." - Paste

"...woozily lush arrangements and classic pop turns...feels like a farewell to a longtime friend, with its nostalgic haze and warm, bittersweet bite" - Rolling Stone Country

Released on all platforms, but also cast in vinyl and compact disc, Safe Passage is available from John's merch table across the United States this  autumn and winter. For those who can't make the shows, you can give John a swift follow on Spotify or your favorite streaming machines. Furthermore, high quality file formats of John's entire discography is available at his Bandcamp link.

Here is a link for John's partial discography on Spotify:  John Calvin Abney's Artist Spotify

Here is a link for John's full discography on Bandcamp:  John Calvin Abney's Artist Bandcamp

In addition to the album and other tour merchandise, a SNES and Earthbound inspired, limited edition of 50 18x24 prints designed by May Yang at Flash Flood Print will be available at the upcoming shows.

See you out there on the road. (A couple dates subject to change, couple dates to be added. thank you -mgmt)

10/12 - Council Grove, KS - Glass House 10/18 - Tulsa, OK - Mercury Lounge 10/19 - OKC, OK - Speakeasy 10/20 - Bentonville, AR - Meteor Guitar Gallery 10/21 - Springfield, MO - City Music 10/22 - Urbana, IL - Rosebowl Tavern 10/23 - Iowa City, IA - Trumpet Blossom 10/24 - Kansas City, MO - Knuckleheads (gospel lounge) 10/25 - St. Louis, MO - I Went To A Show House Show 10/26 - Nashville, TN - Magnetic Sound Studio house show 10/27 - Sheffield, AL - Do Right Man Barbershop 10/28 - Tuscaloosa, AL - Druid City Brewing 10/29 - Hattiesburg, MS - The Thirsty Hippo 10/30 - Little Rock, AR - White Water Tavern 11/1 - Austin, TX - Stay Gold 11/2 - Norman, OK - House Show 11/3 - Dallas, TX - Twangville Sunday Social 11/4 - Amarillo, TX - Golden Light 11/6 - Ft. Collins, CO - Surfside 7 11/7 - Salt Lake City, UT - Cold Pale Horse studio show 11/8 - Butte, MT - Cavalier Lounge 11/9 - Missoula, MT - Ear Candy Music 11/11 - Spokane, WA - Baby Bar 11/12 - Pendleton, OR - Great Pacific 11/13 - Seattle, WA - Conor Byrne Pub 11/14 - Bremerton, WA - Manette Saloon 11/15 - Portland, OR - House Show 11/16 - TBA 11/17 - Medford, OR - Sparks House Concerts 11/19 - Sacramento, CA - Stone Music Boutique 11/20 - Chico, CA - Tender Loving Coffee 11/21 - Reno, NV - 7th Street Station 11/22 - Petaluma, CA - Sunny Hill House Show 11/23 - San Francisco, CA - El Rio 11/24 - Boulder Creek, CA - Lille Aeske 11/25 - San Luis Obispo, CA - TBA 11/26 - Bakersfield, CA - TBA 11/27 - Los Angeles, CA - The Love Song 11/29 - Joshua Tree, CA - Furstworld 11/30 - Ojai, CA - Greater Goods 12/1 - SLO, CA - Satellite of Love 12/3 - Flagstaff, AZ - Flagstaff Brewing 12/4 - Albuquerque, NM - Tractor in Nob Hill 12/5 - Norman, OK - CMGT at the Deli 12/6 - Little Rock, AR - Holiday Hangout at White Water Tavern 12/13 - Oklahoma City, OK - The Blue Door 12/14 - Tulsa, OK - The Colony

Thanks a million for your continued support.

-john and family

(photo by mark cluney)

My new full-length album, “Safe Passage”, is slated for release on September 27, via Black Mesa Records. These are the most hopeful songs I’ve written yet, and I hope they bring a kind of comfort to anyone moving down their path towards truth and happiness and safety for themselves and those they hold dear.

The recordings feature some stellar souls and special moments that we all captured to tape in the winter of 2018 down in Austin, Texas.

The first single was announced by Wide Open Country, calling the song "hopeful...spirited" and you can listen right here:

"Ten new songs by a master of folk-country" - Americana UK

"This first single [Turn Again] is lights out" - Hear Ya

As of right now, you can pre-order the 180g audiophile black vinyl along with the CD here at:…/safe-passage-12lp-black-vinyl

Take care and safe passage to you and yours.

With love, John

Hello, family.

John has been quite busy (as always) in the studio and on the highways. Recently, he has been taking the helm as producer and co-arranger for new albums coming from St. Louis alt-country songwriter Beth Bombara and Austin-via-Athens roots rocker Drew Carman, while continuing to work on his own follow-up to 2018's dream folk album Coyote. Additionally, he is assisting friend, collaborator, and super-songwriter John Moreland with his new collection of songs being tracked at the grand Echo Lab in Denton, TX.

After pulling together a group of stellar players from the western side of Oklahoma, JCA and the boys supported St. Paul and the Broken Bones at the legendary Cain's Ballroom in Tulsa, OK, to nearly 1500 people, playing through songs from Far Cries and Close Calls, Coyote, and brand new tunes slated for the upcoming album. An amazing opportunity and wonderful crowd, thank you for showing up early for the home-town folks.

The end of March will be leading John to Nashville as he records a pair of songs co-written with fiddle player, arranger, and singer-songwriter Megan Palmer (also featured on many of John's recordings) at Magnetic Audio on the eastern side. These songs will be featured on a 7" vinyl in the near future.

Coming this May, John will be temporarily joining Lee Bains and the Glory Fires on lead guitar for their European tour: May 5 - Hertogenbosch, NL May 6 - Zwolle, NL May 7 - Amsterdam, NL May 8 - Den Haag, NL May 9 - Hengelo, NL May 10 - Arnhem, NL May 11 - Groningen, NL May 12 - Paris, FR May 14 - Angoulême, FR May 15 - Madrid, Spain May 16 - Zaragoza, Spain May 17 - Avilés, Spain May 18 - Liérganes, Spain May 19 - Donostia, Spain Check out the Glory Fires website for ticket info.

For more information, always keep up to date with where John is going to be in his travels via the tour link (up top) or any of his social media (to the right.) Help John in his travels by purchasing his albums and songs at or physically at

Keep moving forward, stay in the light, give love freely, and always remember that what we see as a storm may be soft rain after all. kind days are coming.


team jca

(photo by mary gilliam)