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New limited 7" split vinyl with Samantha Crain and an update for autumn solo performances.

For the first release of the Clerestory split 7” series, Samantha Crain recorded a stunning version of the traditional song “Wild Mountain Thyme”, and John Calvin Abney covered the John Hartford classic “First Girl I Loved”. Both songs were collaborative, with John adding guitar and other instrumentation to Samantha’s track, and Samantha providing background vocals for John’s track. Recorded in Oklahoma City at Stowaway Recording, the songs came together easily and calmly in the springtime of 2018. You can preorder the limited (300 exist only!) seafoam green 7" vinyl HERE from Clerestory AV's website.

John has a whole set of shows coming up in the month of October including:

October 12-13: Tahlequah, OK - Illinois River Jam (with Travis Linville, Samantha Crain, The Creek Rocks, Owen Temple, Courtney Patton, and many more) October 16: Norman, OK - The Chouse (7" release with Samantha Crain)

October 25: Little Rock, AR - Whitewater Tavern (opening for John Moreland)

October 26: Hattiesburg, MS - Thirsty Hippo (opening for John Moreland)

October 28: Jackson, MS - Duling Hall (opening for John Moreland)

I have included links for the Illinois River Jam here, and tickets to the 7" split release show with Samantha Crain right here.


Besides touring with John Moreland, JCA has also begun writing the finishing touches for his next full length record, which he will be recording in December as the winter falls. Stay tuned here for more updates and always take care of you and yours in this wild world.

all our best to you.

team jca, james and family.


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