Tulsa based Americana/Folk Multi-Instrumentalist Singer/Songwriter John Calvin Abney returns to The Meteor October 20, 2019 with support from Jamie Lou.
Abney last played Bentonville in June as the opening act for John Moreland as well as playing guitars, harmonica, and piano for Moreland during his headline set at the Meteor. Abney now returns for a headline set of his own with all new songs from his latest full length album, “Safe Passage” out 9/27 on Black Mesa Records.
Abney originally made his name as a rowdy side man, playing guitar, pedal steel, keys and drums for a number of other acts. Thanks to years of extensive touring, both solo and as a gun-for-hire, Abney is now possessed of some impressive instrumental stage chops. Lately, it’s lyricism where he finds his inspiration, with encouragement from a host of Oklahoma songwriters in close proximity.
Local singer/songwriter Jamie Lou Connolly of Jamie Lou and the Hullabaloo opens the show. As both a songwriter and live performer, Jamie Lou Connolly has firmly established herself in the Arkansas music scene and has become known for her empowered yet relatable lyrics and wine-soaked vocal style. She has received multiple awards during her career, most recently winning the 2018 Arkansas Times Showcase as the front with her band Jamie Lou & The Hullabaloo.
The Arkansas Times describes the band as “crescendo-ing, expansive rock with a frontwoman who summons a lilting Judy Garland to full-on Joplin-esque wild child within the same song.”