John Calvin Abney


  1. 1.
    When This Blows Over
  2. 2.
    Shine Like a Friend
  3. 3.
    I Don't Get Excited Much Anymore
  4. 4.
    The Contractor
  5. 5.
    Turn Again
“Dreamy folk with a good balance of sadness and sunshine....kaleidoscopic pop twists.” - Rolling Stone

“..will carry you straight to country folk bliss.” - Paste

Abney is a multi-talented sideman, songwriter, and composer who’s spent considerable time on the road and in the studio in service to other artists — most notably as the longtime instrumentalist for fellow Oklahomans, John Moreland and Samantha Crain. His experience as an instrumentalist, arranger, and producer has honed his sense of what is essential to songs, resulting in a peaceful balance between his apparent joy for making music and the ever-present emotions of his writing. He’s a lifelong student of composition and artistry whose influences and inspirations run vast and varied: Brian Wilson, Randy Newman, Esperanza Spaulding, Sheryl Crow, Japanese pop godfather Haruomi Hosono, and even acclaimed video game music composers like Shogo Sakai and Yasunori Mitsuda. Abney is a keen observer, developing his craft in a way that allows his sense of self to softly shine through, like the gentle jade of afternoons in the Oklahoma summer.


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