John Calvin Abney

John Calvin Abney

Shapiro Brothers

Ages 21+
“I know you can’t tell, but I’ve been doing well,” Abney sings as “Safe Passage” comes to end. “Maybe happy.”


What isn’t new on “Safe Passage” is the tendency of Abney’s songs to look for the light in the face of tragedy, worry, or self-imposed struggle. What’s different this time is he’s found it—not in those he’s lost, the friends he’s leaned on, or even in the heady collection of experiences that he’s lived thus far—but in himself. Plenty of songwriters mine the the abject in search of some kind of universal truth; very few find their way home, and John always does.

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