Safe Passage

by John Calvin Abney

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James Kilpatrick
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James Kilpatrick All of JCA’s albums are true gems with so much honesty and heartfelt emotion. He is a lyricist who puts all his cards on the table in his songs. There is such a tender delicate atmosphere he creates with his instrumentation it begs the listener to really listen to the words in the songs. Honestly there are not many I could put above him In music. I love all the songs so real so good but my favorite is Typeface In Bold. What’s even better JCA is a genuinely nice guy too. Favorite track: Typeface In Bold.
Metal Marc
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Metal Marc Solid, roots-y songs with great - sometimes quite emotional - lyrics that aren't treacly. So many details on this album that will tug at your ears; I love the steel guitar on "Backwards Spring" (just to name one of many fine details). After several listens, I'm hooked! Favorite track: Backwards Spring.
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gabrielderose This record is medicine for my tired mind. Thanks
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Kind Days 04:09
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Turn Again 04:17
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Honest Liar 03:43
Tell me something good 'cause something doesn't sit The more that you make up the less the pieces fit Your story's cheap you sweep them off the floor, saying no returns, please, when they don't work no more Chorus: yeah, aren't you bored? yeah, aren't you tired? I can't take it anymore, hey, hey, hey, you honest liar. Such a bad taste left in your mouth Were those names bitter when you spit them out? Get out, fortune lady, Get out, weatherman, Get out, house of cards, don't you understand? Chorus
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Maybe Happy 04:14

about

Safe Passage
John Calvin Abney

All songs written by John Calvin Abney
(Bullets in the Chamber Folk, BMI 2019)

Recorded at Ramble Creek Studio, Austin, TX, winter of 2018
Produced by John Calvin Abney
Engineered and mixed by Britton Beisenherz
Mastered by Carl Saff
Photography by Rambo
Layout and Album Design by Pearl Junior Moreland

johncalvinabney.com
johncalvinabney.bandcamp.com
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personnel:

John Calvin Abney - vocals, acoustic guitar, electric guitar, piano, organ,
synthesizer, vibraphone, pedal steel, percussion, harmonica

Megan Palmer - harmony vocals, violin, Wurlitzer, synthesizer

Shonna Tucker - harmony vocals, electric bass

Will Johnson - drums, percussion, notepad, harmony vocals

John Moreland - electric guitar, acoustic guitar, 12-string guitar

David Leach - electric bass on "Kind Days", "Typeface in Bold", synthesizer on "Soft Rain After All"

Bryan McGrath - drums on "Kind Days", "Typeface in Bold"

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boundless thanks to:
kristi and benjamin always
kris at black mesa records for the support and space to be
john for the years of friendship and experience
shonna for your ears, heart, and cooking
bobby dean for proving labor conquers all
megan for strings between our minds
will for communing with the deer
david and bryan for the trio crash course
john baber for six-pack sequence night
pearl for the radical design paths and laughs
rambo and tim for meeting me near the red river line
chris johnson for painting my grandfather's vision

mike and nancy p, andrea, david h, roger h, and lori
for your lantern-light when mine was obscured.

johnny, kyle, nurse mary k, drew, maria, biscuit, delta, eli,
jacy, john jr, anji, becky, max, may and james, rambo and tim,
anne and annie oakley, the aints, the deli, camille, kierston,
hosty, sam, tom, isaac, the opolis, sean and mike, the glory fires

friends-turned-family from all places, all times. i pulled the fool from the deck and saw kind days ahead.

credits

released September 27, 2019

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