(photo by rambo)

Greetings, folks.

John Calvin Abney will be heading up to Colorado for a set of dates this September, including a show in Denver with the kind country singer Erika Ryann, who John co-wrote a song with in July across the plains and mountains. Check out the updates in the TOUR section above or by clicking here.

Continuing to support the inimitable John Moreland on guitar and piano, John Calvin will be accompanying Moreland on a set of dates supporting John Prine and Iron & Wine over the next two months. Go to John Moreland's tour section of his site to see if we are coming to your town at www.johnmoreland.net.

Different Folk Records will be releasing a 7" single split of Tim Easton and John Calvin Abney in the new year, but this is all that will be said for now. Songs are recorded and being mastered as I type these words for you. As I always say and continue to echo, keep those ears to the ground and those eyes to the sky.

With a entire set of songs written, a new LP is on the horizon, too. More about this later.

With another beaming and weighty summer behind us, we charge into autumn with our hearts in our words and our voices in our throats. From the wild fires on the west coast, the hurricanes in the south, and hateful, inept leaders making moves like a child playing chess, there has been more dark than we can count. But, do not fear, we've got better days ahead, I know it. I hope it, and hope counts for more that we can possibly imagine these days. Go listen to some music, help a friend, love your fellow human, and be there for each other.

we love you.

john calvin abney and family.

(photo by Brittany Phillips) John Calvin Abney will be accompanying John Moreland on multiple instruments through out the summer and autumn, including dates with Iron and Wine. Keep updated at johnmoreland.net and come see a show in a town near you!


John will be playing at Summer Breeze Concert Series in Norman, OK with a full band on June 25, no tickets needed. Free performance at Lion's Park. The band will include many friends and family from many years of members Oklahomans will recognize. Thanks to the Norman Transcipt for covering the concert.


Tim Easton, Nashvillian-Ohioan troubadour, and John will be recording a 7'' split on Different Folks records this summer to be released in late fall, keep an ear to the ground and your eyes wide open.



la familia

(poster by Claire Morales) After a month of accompanying John Moreland on festival dates throughout the west and east coasts of these United States, John Calvin Abney will be joining Daniel Markham on a tour through the south. Come check them out:


5/4 The Deli, Norman, OK (John solo) 5/5 Magnolia Motor Lounge, Fort Worth, TX 5/6 Blackheart Bar, Austin, TX (w/ Graham Webster, Mrs. Glass) 5/7 Andy's, Denton, TX 5/8 Red Brick Bar, Norman, OK 5/9 Whitewater Tavern, Little Rock, AR (w/ Lilly Hiatt) 5/10 Downtown Tavern, Jackson, TN 5/11 Crying Wolf, Nashville, TN 5/12 TBA, Nashville, TN 5/13 JJ's, Chattanooga, TN 5/14 116 E Mobile, Florence, AL (w/ Jay Burgess) 5/15 Druid City Brewing, Tuscaloosa, AL 5/16 Thirsty Hippo, Hattiesburg, MS 5/18 Dyson House, Baton Rouge, LA (John, opening for BJ Barham)


John is in the works of creating an acoustic EP with some of the songs from Better Luck, far older tracks, and a new song, before he dives into work on his next full length record. Thank you guys for coming to shows and supporting the folks who are out there digging through the dirt for something better. Cheers.

love from JCA and fam.